Thursday, September 7, 2017

Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

This week, a cold front (highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s, unusually cool for this time of year) has served as a reminder that summer is almost over. While I do enjoy fall, I decided to savor the last days of summer with some homemade strawberry lemonade. It's easy to make, and you really can't mess it up.

Strawberry Lemonade

Ingredients:
7 cups sliced strawberries (about 32 ounces)
1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar*
1/2 cup honey*
6 cups cold water
25 ice cubes**

Directions:
Blend all ingredients but ice in a blender.
Add ice, and blend once more.

*Feel free to add more or less sweetener, depending on your taste preferences. 
**If you want your beverage to be more of a smoothie consistency, feel free to add more ice.

Makes approximately 14 servings

11 comments:

  1. Anonymous9/07/2017

    Thanks Ellie, for the recipe. I love strawberry lemonade!! And will be sure to try your recipe. :)

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  2. Oh yummy! We still have temperatures in the 90s here. I'm sure I will make this recipe.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Mmm, I'm going to have to make some this weekend! Thanks for sharing Ellie!

    That said, I've definitely been loving this cool front. It's a little warmer where I am, but still really lovely for this time of year 😄

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  4. Anonymous9/08/2017

    Your drink recipes always seem like they have so much sugar in them.

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    1. Anonymous9/09/2017

      Why do you always seem to complain about her drink recipes! You don't have to add that much sugar if you don't want too.
      If you don't want that much sugar add Splenda in it.

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    2. Anonymous9/09/2017

      First of all, I don't always complain about Ellie's drink recipes. This is the first time I've ever commented on one. I just don't understand because she always seems to eat so healthy, but her drink recipes are always loaded with sugar. However, thank you for feeling the need to complain about me. Besides, my comment was an observation and not a complaint.

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    3. We rarely drink anything but milk and water, so when I do make special drinks, I don't feel bad about putting sugar in them. Truthfully, I prefer less sugar, but if I'm making a drink for guests, I know I'll need to add more because most people prefer things sweeter. :)

      Ellie

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  5. Anonymous9/08/2017

    Is Irma coming for lemonade?

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    1. Anonymous9/12/2017

      Are you trying to be funny? Because that is far from funny,joking about the hurricane.

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  6. Anonymous9/08/2017

    Thank you!! I like this recipe 😊

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  7. Anonymous9/09/2017

    This looks and sounds delicious. We still have high temps here and this is a refreshing drink. Eileen

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