Friday, July 9, 2010

Blueberry Lemonade

Blueberry Lemonade

Our new favorite summer drink is Blueberry Lemonade.  It's been a hit around here.  And, I'll tell you a far as summer yum goes, this one is pretty healthy.  It's also begging to be made into popsicles.  Oh, and it's super easy.


2 pints blueberries
Enough water to just cover the blueberries
1 cup honey*
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 quart cold water

Put blueberries in a pot and just cover with water.  Bring to a rolling boil, and boil for 2 minutes.  Place honey in a large bowl.  Strain the berries into the bowl through a fine mesh strainer, mashing the berries to get all the juice.  Set aside mashed berry leftovers.** Stir the hot berry juice and honey until the honey has dissolved. In a large pitcher, combine the fresh berry juice, honey, lemon juice, and a quart of cold water.  Stir.  Serve over ice, and enjoy!***

*I originally used agave nectar, but since then I've realized how highly processed it is.  I got the idea to substitute honey, and oh, my is it good!

**You can add a touch of honey to the mashed berry goodness leftover and have a yummy blueberry jam of sorts.

***Warning:  It is not advised to wear white while drinking this concoction.  ;)

Blueberry Lemonade

P.S. Excuse the background clutter.  Renovations are still under way.


  1. I almost laughed out loud when you called that clutter. :) There will be no pictures posted on my blog of our front room. :)

    That blueberry lemonade looks and sounds like PURE SUMMER! YUMMY!

    Popsicles are a MUST!

    Happy weekend to you!!

  2. Oh, God. Now I am drooling. I have seen a lot of raspberry lemonade around the blog world, but blueberry? YUM!

  3. Okay, that sounds so yummy. And your son...yummy! He's going to be such an awesome big brother.


  4. yum love berries and this look so good, it would be a good popsicle.

  5. What background clutter? Your house looks neat + tidy as far as I can tell. :)

    Also - that drink sounds absolutely refreshing. Is the berry taste strong...or is it more lemon-y?

  6. Oh my goodnes Levi is so handsome and getting so big ;)
    I'm going to have to make this for our cookout this weekend. yumm!

  7. That looks delicious. I should definitely try that1

  8. Oh has blueberry season come again so soon around your parts?! Yummo.

  9. Goodness. I just realised, in surround sound, how DESPERATE I am for summer!

    You might want to quote that back at me, when I'm next whinging about forty degree celsius heat.

  10. I agree with Steph....what background clutter?!?!?!?
    You haven't been to my home!!!

    Oh, so yummy! I can almost taste it. Thanks for the recipe!


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