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.
Fresh Blueberry Lemonade
- 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 3/4 cup sugar (can substitute honey - start with 1/2 cup and then add more if desired)
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup hot water
- 3 cups cold water
- 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.
- Add cold water.
- Chill for at least an hour.
- Serve over ice.
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!
This looks so crisp & refreshing!. Totally trying it sans the sugar & subbing agave.
I could just inhale this! Looks fabulous!
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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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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!
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!
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!!!
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!
Delicious! Just made 2 batches. I used agave nectar instead of sugar and it tastes great. Also, FYI – 3 lemons is about 3/4 cup. I pressed/rolled them on my counter for 10 seconds before using a manual juicer and this was super easy. Stored each batch in a half gallon mason jar and they look pretty too.
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I made this recipe on a Hot Sunday Afternoon and it was incredible… I absolutely loved it depending upon your taste buds I used 1/2 cup of sugar!! Please share this, the taste was perfect and easy to make!
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your article is very good. I can’t wait to try it at home. Thank you for sharing the recipe with me. I’m waiting for your next article.
I had some today and it is honestly better than plain lemonade. Thanks for sharing this.
Delicious 😋 I substituted fresh blackberries for the blueberries and used a scant 1/2 cup of sugar and it is out of this world good! I need to try it w Alsace as another reviewer mentioned.
Thank you for sharing! I will be using this recipe with all types of berries for a long time!
I made this tonight I thought it was lovely added about 3 more cups of water and the taste didn’t dilute very much. I wanted to have a full gallon of this so next time I’ll tweak the ingredients to get that result. I plan to take some to work with me in a mason jar. I would also like to try this with truvia . Thank you for the recipe.
Love this recipe. I find 1/2 cup of sugar works great. Just enough sweet with the tart lemons 😋 Have made it with Both strawberries and also blackberries (strained) and my whole family LOVES it.
Ooh blackberry lemonade – that sounds delicious! Thank you so much for coming back and leaving a comment and review!