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Slow Melt Berry Lemonade Cooler

 

Lemonade was made for summertime. As a kid my mom would make a big batch and put it in a pitcher on the back porch and we would run around splashing in the sprinkler and taking lemonade breaks. I think we went through a pitcher a day (with the help of some neighborhood kids) and it never got old. I still love a nice big glass of lemonade on a hot day and my kids do to, but we’ve made a fun improvement on the classic drink. We make frozen berry ice, plop it in our lemonade for a slow melt berry lemonade cooler.

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    Raspberries With Sugar
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    Defrosted Berries With Lemonade Ready For Blending
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    All Blended And About To freeze
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    Frozen Berry Ice Ready For Lemonade
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    Perfect Frozen Berry Squares
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    Creating Slow Melt Berry Lemonade
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    Sipping Away
    This gave me about 20 minutes of peace and quiet with two happy as can be kids
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    One For Me Too

Slow Melt Berry Lemonade Cooler

12 oz bags of frozen organic blueberries, raspberries and strawberries

3 tablespoon sugar

1/4 cup lemonade

Lemonade for serving (I like the Trader Joe’s Low Calorie)

Place frozen raspberries into microwave safe bowl with 1 tablespoon of sugar sprinkled over the top. Microwave for about 1 minute or until berries soften . Place the defrosted frozen berries into a container that can be used with an immersion blender. Pour 1/4 cup of lemonade over the berries and blend with an immersion blender until smooth. Pour into ice cube trays. Repeat with blueberries and strawberries (strawberries will take closer to 2 minutes). Freeze overnight. Pop out of ice cube trays and into a nice tall glass of lemonade and stir.

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