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!