Strawberry Lemonade Slush

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Summer! Who doesn’t love summer?  One of my favorite parts of summer is drinking ice cold drinks and eating popsicles.  I have never made my own Strawberry Lemonade, even though it is one of my favorites.  Why not?  I have no idea…but decided it was time to test out a recipe.  I came up with this really yummy Strawberry Lemonade Slush.

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My whole family gave this recipe a thumbs up.  I like it because it is just tart enough but not too overpowering.  If you like a tarter drink, add more lemonade concentrate or less water.

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Strawberry Lemonade Slush

8 oz. Fresh Strawberries (washed & hulled)

1 cup of ice

1/4 cup of frozen lemonade concentrate

1 cup of water

mint leaves (optional)

Throw all the ingredients, except for the mint leaves into a blender.  Blend together until slushy and smooth.  Pour into drink glasses and serve immediately.  Garnish with mint leaves if desired.  Serves 4.

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This drink would be fun to serve at a BBQ or for your Fourth of July Picnic.  It would also make a great drink for your shower or birthday party.  Or, if you are like me…you want to drink it on an ordinary day while sitting on the back porch watching the kids play outside.

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Because of my obsession with icy drinks and treats, I have shared a few of my favorites in the past.  You might remember some of the following:

Frozen Lemonade Recipe

Orange Julius Recipe

Coconut Lime Sorbet

Orange Sorbet

Fruit Popsicles

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Lemon Ice

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Limeade Recipe





Limeade

Summer Vacation has officially started over here at our house. The heat has definitely arrived here and one of my favorites parts of summer are being able to enjoy an ice cold refreshing drink.  Today I am sharing our favorite Limeade Recipe.

Limeade Recipe

I have loved Limeade ever since I was about 10 years old and had some at my friend Suzanne’s house.  Her mom made the BEST Limeade ever.  At Costco the other day a large bag of fresh limes was calling to me…begging me to take them home and turn them into a tasty beverage.  So…I did!

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Want to make some at your house?  Here is our recipe:
Fresh Limeade Recipe
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Lime Juice (about 6 limes)
  • 2/3 cup Sugar, Granulated
  • 2 quarts cold water
Directions:
  1. Cut limes in half and squeeze lime juice into a 2 quart pitcher. Add Sugar and stir until dissolved. Fill pitcher with cold water, stir and chill in refrigerator.

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If you want to serve it as a Frozen Limeade…and why would you NOT?! Simply pour it into your ice cream maker and follow your Ice Cream Maker’s specific instructions to freeze it.

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Our ice cream maker took about 45 minutes to turn it into a super smooth ice cold slushy.  So good and so refreshing!  What more could you ask for on a hot summer day?

Limeade Recipe

Need some other great summertime drink/dessert recipes? Try out some of our other recipes shared here on The Idea Room:

Homemade Lemonade

Frozen Lemonade

Ice Cream in a Baggie

Orange Julius

Orange Sorbet

Lemon Ice

Fresh Fruit Popsicles

Do you have any favorite recipes that use fresh limes?  I have a few left-over and would love to find some fun, tasty ways to use them up?

 

Homemade Lemonade recipe

The weather is getting warmer outside and I have summer and sunshine on my brain.  And I always equate summer with one of my favorite drinks…
Homemade Lemonade.

 

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This stuff is pretty amazing.  We tested the recipe twice this week just to make sure!  You guys know that I am forced to do this for you right?  The sacrifices I make…{you’re welcome}!

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Homemade Lemonade Recipe

*Recipe from AllRecipes

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 8-9 cups water {more or less for a sweet or tart taste}
  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice from freshly squeezed lemons

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Directions:
  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Remove seeds from lemon juice, but leave pulp. In a pitcher, stir together chilled syrup, lemon juice and remaining 7 cups water.
    *Tip—to get the most out of your lemons you can either soak the lemons in hot water for 10 minutes or put them in the microwave for 30 seconds.  This helps to release the lemon juice.  Then before cutting them in half, roll them on the counter with the palm of your hand.

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Whip it up and serve it with some ice cubes or freeze it in your ice cream maker to make it a nice cold Frozen Lemonade!  And…one little tip I learned to prevent your ice from watering down your lemonade as it melts is to freeze some lemonade in your ice trays and use them to keep your drinks ice cold.  It works great!

Where did I get the cute Lemonade Mason Jar Lids you ask? They are from We Love Citrus!

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