Summer Recipes: Lemonade with Berry Ice Cubes

The past few days have been unbearably hot, and for those without easy access to a pool or sprinkler, it can be difficult to pass the time. A great activity for a summer day, especially if there are kids around, is experimenting with icey drink recipes.

Disney’s FamilyFun suggests a foolproof, delicious recipe for lemonade with berry ice cubes- a colorful, sweet treat that gets better as the ice melts.

The ingredients needed are:

  • An 11.5-oz. can of frozen berry mix or strawberry concentrate
  • 24 raspberries or 8 strawberries, sliced
  • 2 quarts of water
  • 1 1/3 cups of sugar (or more)
  • 1 1/3 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 8 slices of lemon
  • 8 sprigs of mint

First, combine the juice concentrate and a can of water. Mix until smooth. Pour into ice trays, and add raspberries or strawberries to the molds. Freeze.

In the meantime, combine sugar and 2 quarts of water in a saucepan and boil. Stir and simmer until sugar is dissolved, then remove from heat. Add lemon juice to the mixture- stir well.

Add the berry cubes to 8 glasses of lemonade- don’t forget to place the lemon slices on the rims, and garnish with mint. Enjoy!


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