I am so excited to share this recipe with you today! It’s been crazy hot where I’ve been and I’ve wanted nothing more than a chilly refreshing beverage. If I’m being completely honest, I’ve been dying to stop at one of those shaved ice shacks that you see on every corner in the summertime. You know, the ones that are piled high with delicious sugary syrup goodness? Ahhh… those are SO yummy! Well, the problem is they have SO much sugar. I don’t know exactly how much, but I’m sure there’s a lot! Also, there’s a brand new frosted lemonade at Chick Fil A that everyone seems to be raving about, and while the calorie count isn’t horrific, I did just look up to see that the sugar content is 39g. YIKES! That’s steep.
So, in my effort to still have a frosty treat to get me through the hot summer days without sacrificing my health and wellness goals, I made my own delicious drink! I love lemonade (have you seen my Lemonade Cleanse, No Sugar Added Pear Lemonade or No Sugar Added Watermelon Lemonade?) and was eager to put two of my favorite fruits together with the tangy citrus. This turned out BETTER than I could have imagined and couldn’t have come at a better time. Ever heard of a swamp cooler? Well, it’s a central air-conditioning alternative. Ours went out. First thing in the morning, and was out all day long. I couldn’t whip this frozen lemonade up fast enough. One sip and almost all of our cares melted away. Probably it was the heat melting them, but I’d like to think it was the yummy drink. Give it a try! Let me know what you think if you do. Take a picture on social media and #triedandtasty for me to see!
Items used in this post:
Frozen Strawberry Peach Lemonade
- 2 c. coarsely chopped peaches peeled
- 2 c. chopped strawberries
- 1/2 c. lemon juice
- 1/4 c. honey
- In a medium saucepan over high heat, combine the peaches, strawberries, and honey. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 3 minutes. Place peach mixture in a blender. Remove the center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape) and cover the top with a clean dish towel. Puree until smooth. Pour into a large bowl, add lemon juice & stir mixed well. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours until cooled. When ready to serve, blend two cups of peach puree with two cups of water and four cups of ice. If you'd like it a little sweeter, change the ration to two cups of puree to one cup of water and four cups of ice. Serve immediately.
Adapted from What 2 Cook