Cool, refreshing and perfect for summer, this Frozen Strawberry Lemonade is made with just 5 simple ingredients and naturally sweetened.
Nothing is quite as refreshing as an ice cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer day. This Frozen Strawberry Lemonade takes things up a notch and hits the spot perfectly. Naturally sweetened and full of sweet strawberry and lemony flavor, it's a delicious way to cool off on a hot day.
There's really no need for those powdered lemonade mixes or frozen concentrates that are loaded with tons of sugar and calories. Homemade lemonade is so simple requiring basic ingredients and you get to control the level of sweetness. For this version you'll need frozen strawberries, fresh lemon juice, maple syrup, water and if you like a little lemon zest.
naturally sweetened with maple syrup
While lemonade is delicious, we're not exactly thrilled about all the refined sugar typically used so to make it a bit healthier we use maple syrup to sweeten ours. And bonus, there's no need to make a simple syrup like many recipes call for.
We like a tart lemonade so prefer to use the lesser amount of maple syrup. I recommend starting with the lower amount listed below and tasting before adding more. If you prefer more sweetness simply add a bit more syrup until it's to your liking.
use fresh lemon juice
Don't skip the fresh squeezed lemon juice. Although lemon juice concentrate commonly sold in stores may be tempting for ease and time, it's really worth the effort to squeeze the lemons yourself. The brighter flavor of fresh squeezed lemon makes all the difference here plus the bottled stuff has some questionable preservatives. No thanks! And this is a great way to let the kids get involved and have some fun squeezing.
Practical kitchen tip
Don't throw out all that beautiful lemon zest! Zest your lemons before squeezing and store in a freezer safe container in the freezer so you always have some on hand to liven up pasta dishes, veggie bowls and more.
We hope you love this lemonade as much as we do!
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- 1 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed
- 4 cups frozen strawberries
- ½ - ¾ cup maple syrup
- up to 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest, optional
Combine ingredients in blender.
Blend until berries are broken down and well combined. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking.
We like our lemonade a little tart so we use ½ cup of maple syrup. Adjust to your sweetness preference before serving.