Blueberry Lemonade

We drink a lot of lemonade in the summer so I am always thinking of ways to switch it up to keep it exciting. The addition of blueberries in this Blueberry Lemonade bring lemonade to a whole new level. 


I am rebelling and declaring that summer is not over yet. I am going to squeeze every little bit of summer I can out of these last few weeks. To make this blueberry lemonade, I start off by making my trusty lemonade recipe. I always have the makings to smoothies in my fridge and freezer for quick breakfasts so blueberries are always at my fingertips. Frozen berries are frozen at their peak of freshness and were perfect for this blueberry lemonade.  


My family goes nuts over blueberries so you can imagine this did not hang out very long in the fridge. This is one of my favorite ways to drink lemonade. (I think I say that about all of them) But seriously, this one is AH-mazing! 


Instead of making just any ol' simple syrup for this lemonade, I kicked it up a notch and added blueberries straight into the simple syrup. This infused so much flavor into this blueberry lemonade.


My blueberry loving husband loved every last sip and kept coming back for more. That is usually not the case with him so I knew I had a winner on my hands. I even dropped a few frozen berries into each glass to help keep the blueberry lemonade cold without watering it down. Simply delicious! 



Blueberry Lemonade

 1 cup lemon juice
 3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)
 1 cup sugar
 1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
 1 1/2 cup of blueberries(fresh or frozen)

Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.  Add the blueberries, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until blueberries have broken down, about 3-4 minutes. Drain the simple syrup through a fine mesh strainer. Set aside to cool. Use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.  Add the juice and the blueberry simple syrup to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it. Serve with ice, sliced lemons, blueberries, and mint if desired.  Enjoy! 



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Key Lime Pie Eclair ~ Southern on a Shoestring {Cookbook Review}


Calling all key lime pie fans, do I have the recipe for you!! This Key Lime Pie Eclair has become my new favorite dessert!  (This post may contain affiliate links)


As the summer is winding down (BOO) I am still trying to hang on to it as long as I can. My garden is still going strong and it is hot as all get out, so to me summer is still hanging around.  With the heat advisories we are trying not to use the oven as much for cooking and baking. So a lot of no bake desserts, crock pot recipes, and grilling out is happening at our house.  ( I am not complaining one bit)



Kim from A Well-Seasoned Life has come out with her very first cookbook, Southern on a Shoestring. Kim says " With this cookbook, I hope to show readers that the spirit of Southern cooking can be captured regardless of location and without financial sacrifice. For me, the spirit of Southern cooking is defined in two ways: by the ingredients, and by the attitude in which the ingredients are used."  I could not agree more! 


As I thumbed through Southern on a Shoestring, I earmarked several recipes to try. All the recipes are simple, easy, and are very similar to the way I cook for my family. But the one that caught my attention the most was the very LAST recipe in the cookbook. I knew right away that the Key Lime Pie Eclair was the one to make. 


This is one of the easiest no bake recipes you could make. The hardest part is just waiting for it to chill in the fridge. As it sits in the fridge, those key lime pie flavors meld together and create a flavor explosion. It's like a party in your mouth! 



Boy, did she save the best for last!! It was an instant hit with the family and I am already thinking about when to make it again.  Take this along to any of those potlucks or cookouts this summer and watch it disappear.  You might want to carry a copy of the recipe with you though, I guarantee someone will be asking for it before the day is done. 






Key Lime Pie Eclair

1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup key lime juice
2 (8 oz) containers whipped topping
graham crackers
1 tsp. lime zest

In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, condensed milk, and lime juice.  Gently fold in one container of whipped topping.  In a serving dish, place one layer of graham crackers across the bottom of the dish.  Add 1/2 of cream cheese mixture. Repeat the process with another layer of crackers, followed by the rest of the cream cheese mixture. Finish with a layer of whipped topping and sprinkle with lime zest. Cover and refrigerate until serving. (recommended overnight to soften the crackers.)



Many thanks to Kim of A Well-Seasoned Life for the opportunity to review Southern on a Shoestring. It is one that I am proud to have in my cookbook collection. 

Click here ---> Southern on a Shoestring, to purchase your very own copy.  


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