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Frozen Lemonade with Blackberry Puree

Frozen Lemonade with Blackberry Puree

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups plus 1 teaspooon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons simple syrup (see related recipe in "Additional Info")
  • 1 pint fresh blackberries, juiced (about 1/3 cup), plus more blackberries for garnish
  • 4 1/2 cups ice cubes
  • 4 fresh mint sprigs

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

N/A

Serves:

4

Recipe Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma Kitchen.

A slushy blend of sweetened fresh lemon juice and ice, frozen lemonade has been a popular summer tradition in Rhode Island and Massachusetts since the early 1900s. Over the years, the thirst-quenching beverage has inspired delicious variations. This version includes blackberries, but you could use strawberries, raspberries or blueberries for equally tasty results.

Click here for Simple Syrup recipe.

Preparation

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the 1 1/4 cups lemon juice, the orange juice and the 3/4 cup simple syrup. Set aside.
  2. In another small bowl, stir together the blackberry juice, the 1 teaspoon lemon juice and the 2 tablespoons simple syrup. Set aside.
  3. Put the ice cubes in a blender and add the lemon juice mixture. Using the ice crush feature of the blender or high speed, blend until smooth.
  4. Put 1 tablespoon of the blackberry puree into each of 4 glasses. Pour in the frozen lemonade, dividing evenly. Garnish each with a mint sprig and a few blackberries. Serve immediately.