Blueberry Lemonade

I know, I know, summer is over. It’s sad. But if you want to take yourself right back to summertime, just make this blueberry lemonade. Remember when I went through that huge blueberry kick? Well, Hubby and I had picked 15 pounds of blueberries, so I was finding ways to use them left and right. I froze about half of them, so I will be making blueberry treats all year.

I just added some frozen blueberries to some freshly squeezed lemonade. As they defrosted in the lemonade, I muddled them a bit to bring out their flavor. I love the resulting color! How pretty and PINK is that?

I have to confess, that I served the blueberry lemonade with some blueberry infused vodka. To make the vodka, mixed vodka with some smashed blueberries and let them hang out together in the fridge overnight.

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Blueberry Lemonade

Yield: Serves 4


For the simple syrup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar

3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 5 lemons)
1 1/2 cups water

1/2 cup frozen blueberries


First, prepare the simple syrup by heating the sugar and water over medium heat just until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Pour lemon juice into a small pitcher and add 1 1/2 cups water.

Pour the simple syrup into the pitcher and stir.

Taste for sweeteness/tartness and add additional sugar or water, if desired.

Add frozen blueberries. Allow to set for a few minutes to allow blueberries to defrost. After about 5 minutes, use the back of a fork to mash up some of the blueberries in the pitcher.

Add ice to individual glasses and serve.

Recipe adapted from Confections of a Foodie Bride

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5 Responses to “Banana Bread”

  1. #
    birdutmasali — November 27, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    ı lıke banana bread
    very goog !

  2. #
    Amanda — November 28, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Any special tips for freezing your bread & muffins? I really would like to stock up our freezer with some yummy things like that.

  3. #
    Jen — November 28, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Hey Amanda – I usually wrap the bread/muffins individually with saran wrap. Then I put them into a large Ziplock bag and throw them into the freezer.

  4. #
    Ingrid — November 29, 2009 at 5:31 am

    I’m with you on your Black Friday traditions. I do NOT like pushing, shoving, rude crowds but LOVE delish foods like this banana bread! Thanks for sharing!

  5. #
    Sarah — April 19, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    This bread came out great. I substituted I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter for the shortening and used whole wheat flour instead of regular. The bread came out moist and flavorful, with a perfect thick crust on the top. I’m keeping this as my go-to banana bread recipe.

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