Posted by on Thursday, July 26, 2012 in Beverages

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.

5.0 from 2 reviews

Blueberry Lemonade
 
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Fresh, sweet pureed blueberries swimming with tart lemon and sugar make for a very special summer drink.
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Recipe type: Beverage
Yield: 4 – 6 glasses
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3 cups cold water
  • Ice
Instructions
  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.