I saw today that an Iced Strawberry Lemonade has made it’s premiere at McDonalds. “Brilliant!” was my first thought. Then, “ugh.” The stuff is surely full of tons of sugar. So, why not make it at home with real fruits and a smidgen of organic sugar? This recipe works best in a Vitamix or other industrial-strength blender. It just won’t be the same in a regular, less-powerful blender. But, if you do have one of the hefty blender, then you’re in business. Because this is a lovely, lovely treat. The perfect thing to sip on a summer day.
- 10 strawberries
- 2/3 cup organic sugar
- 4 whole lemons, with rinds cut off
- 3 cups ice
- 1 1/2 cup water
Place the strawberries and 1/3 cup of sugar in the blender with 1/2 cup of ice and 1/2 cup of water. Blend until pureed. Pour into the bottom of 4 glasses.
Rinse your blender with water, then add the lemons, remaining sugar, ice, and water. With your blender on variable speed #1, begin blending. Quickly increase the speed then turn the blender to high. Blend until smooth. Pour immediately over the strawberry mixture. Serve with straws and spoons & enjoy!