Blueberry Lemonade Recipe

It is summer. It is hot. All I can think about is fresh squeezed lemonade to cool me off. One of the best parts of summer is going to the farmers market for fresh fruit. There is just something about walking through isles after isle looking for the perfect berries. I found some beautiful blueberries next to the lemons and decided to make blueberry lemonade.

Blueberry-Lemonade-by-www.thebearfootbaker.com_My daughter told me about some blueberry tea her friend made lase week. When I saw the lemons and blueberries together at the market, I had to try blueberry lemonade. If blueberry tea is good then blueberry lemonade has to be good, right? Why stop there? There are so many fruit combinations that would be delicious. We have blackberries that grow along our driveway and I am watching them like a hawk waiting for them to ripen so I can make blackberry lemonade next.

Supplies for Blueberry Lemonade: 

12 Lemons
1 Pint Blueberries
1 cup sugar (1 1/2  cups if you like it a little sweeter)
Water
Ice
Cute Paper Straws

Blueberry Lemonade

Blueberry Lemonade

Ingredients

    Lemons
  • 12 lemons
  • 1 1/2 cup of sugar (reduce 1/2 cup if you like it tart)
    Blueberries:
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 3 TBLS of sugar for blueberries
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Squeeze the lemons removing the seeds and set aside. Place water and 1 1/2 cups of sugar in a saucepan on medium heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Place blueberries, 1/4 cup of water and 3 TBLS of sugar in a saucepan on medium low heat and cook until the berries start to break down. Remove from heat. Let both of these mixtures cool to room temperature then add them to the fresh squeezed lemons. Fill the pitcher with ice and enjoy!

I love how the blueberries give the lemonade a purple tint that kind of glows in the sunlight. Just be careful when sipping from a straw because those blueberries get stuck. LOL I was very tempted to shoot one across the porch at Alan but, I knew I would be the one scrubbing the stains out. It was hard but, I was a good girl and kept my blueberries to myself.

Simple-Blueberry-Lemonade-thebearfootbaker.com_I know we live miles and miles apart but, I like to think of us as friends that sit on my front porch swing sipping a glass of blueberry lemonade talking about our day. You all are so sweet and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for following me through this baking journey. You will never know how much you mean to me!

For more fun festive drinks be sure to check out these links:
Simple Green Punch Recipe
Piña Colada Smoothie Recipe
My Recipes-Lemon Blueberry Sweet Tea
I added this to the Monday Funday party at Uncommon Design. There are a lot of cute links this week. Hope you have time to check them out.

*UPDATE* I am so happy that this recipe is featured on That’ s What Che Said

Bear hugs,

Lisa