Fresh Blueberry Lemonade

It’s blueberry season! Hooray! This is the time of year when we head down to the wonderful Mountainview Blueberry Farm to pick a big bucket full of beautiful berries. And then we get home, we realize that we got a ton of blueberries (the act of picking them is strangely addicting), and wonder what in the world to do with them all.

This year, so far I’ve made a huuuge batch of blueberry lime jam. Then I froze a bunch for later on. We’ve enjoyed blueberry pancakes, of course, and I’m thinking about a batch of blueberry muffins. Maybe with cornmeal. Today I’m going to look into making and freezing some blueberry baby food, and yesterday, I made this wonderful drink: fresh blueberry lemonade.

Honestly, I think this lemonade is more like a dessert than a beverage. It’s bursting with gobs of fresh, sweet blueberry flavor – all those pureed blueberries swimming with tart lemon and sugar make for a very special summer drink. Drink/dessert.

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Fresh Blueberry Lemonade

Fresh, sweet pureed blueberries swimming with tart lemon and sugar make for a very special summer drink.

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3 cups cold water
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. In a blender, blend together the lemon juice, sugar, blueberries, and hot water until the berries are pureed and the sugar is dissolved. Pour into pitcher. Pour over a fine-mesh strainer if you prefer a pulp-free lemonade.
  2. Add cold water.
  3. Chill for at least an hour.
  4. Serve over ice.

 

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11 Responses to “Fresh Blueberry Lemonade”

  1. sally @ sallys baking addiction posted on July 26, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Wow!! Blueberry Lemonade is what I order each time I visit my favorite little corner restaurant in the city. I can’t get enough of it! I’ve never made it at home though. Looks divine!

  2. AsAVerb posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    This looks so crisp & refreshing!. Totally trying it sans the sugar & subbing agave.

  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on August 4, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I could just inhale this! Looks fabulous!

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  6. Katie posted on July 19, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    So happy to have found your blog! I’m a vegetarian and my fiance is a meat eater so I’m looking forward to checking out your recipes. I am actually featuring this one on my summer drink roundup today :)

    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

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  8. Emily posted on September 17, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    We just had this tonight and it was wonderful! I doubled the recipe for our family of six, and threw in about 4 cups of spinach. Amazing!

  9. Roxanne posted on September 28, 2013 at 5:31 am

    I’ve made this twice now, and I love it! I had to use frozen berries, but I can’t WAIT to try it with fresh-picked berries. YUM! Thank you!

  10. Katey Cat posted on April 28, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness. is all I have to say about this.  This blueberry lemonade was sooooooo delicious! I can’t wait to make it into smoothies and ice pops!!!

    • Karen Troughton replied on May 2nd, 2014 on 5:06 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it! I LOVE the idea of making these into popsicles especially. I’m going to need to try that soon!

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