Strawberry Pineapple Lemonade; summer fresh

July 7, 2019

Strawberry Pineapple Lemonade; summer fresh

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Strawberry Pineapple Lemonade

Lemonade is the perfect summer drink.  Easy to make, light, refreshing, and flexible!  You can add so many different fruit purees to your everyday lemonade to make something really special.  A family favourite, with a unique twist, I love that!

 

How to make Strawberry Pineapple Lemonade

Making homemade lemonade is as simple as combining a few basic ingredients

  • freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • sugar
  • water
  • fresh mint (optional)

To this basic mixture you can add so many unique twists with fresh fruit purees.  This is an excellent way to use fresh summer fruit that is so abundant during these hot summer months.  You can also use fruit that is getting maybe just a little too ripe.  Berries get sweeter the riper they are, but often the texture is too soft.  Because we are pureeing the fruit to add it to the lemonade, this is no problem at all, and a great way to avoid throwing out over ripe fruit.

In fact you can puree and freeze your fruit puree and freeze it in ice cube trays to use whenever you want to switch up the flavours of lemonade you are making.   Once the puree is frozen,  pop out the fruit puree cubes and place them in a labelled freezer bag.   Don’t skip this step,  the purees often look very similar, so you can easily mix them up if you don’t label them.

 

Make it part of your meal plan

This Strawberry Pineapple Lemonade is delicious, easy to make AND the best part?  It can be prepped ahead!  Yup, it’s prepaheadable!!

Simply puree the strawberries and pineapple and store in a mason jar in the fridge.   It will keep for about 4 days.   Now all you have to do is add the desired amount of pureed fruit to your lemonade (fresh or homemade), add ice, and give it a good stir.   That’s it.  No fuss, no mess, easy peasy lemon squeezy.   Scroll down past the recipe to watch me make this live.

Fresh strawberry pineapple lemonade garnished with fresh mint and a lemon slice

Strawberry Pineapple Lemonade

Summer fresh strawberries, tropical pineapple, fresh lemon juice. This homemade Strawberry Pineapple Lemonade is a summer fresh treat you can make in under 10 minutes. A family favourite recipe with a unique twist that you can prep ahead.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. strawberries washed and hulled
  • 5 lemons juiced about 1½ cups
  • 1 large fresh pineapple cut into spears then cut into chunks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Place strawberries and pineapple in a blender.
  • Pulse for 3-4 seconds
  • Add the lemon juice from the lemons.
  • Pulse until pureed.
  • Transfer to a large pitcher.
  • Add in 2 cups of the water and sugar, stir to dissolve the sugar.
  • Add in the rest of the water.
  • Stir well and refrigerate.
  • Serve cold over ice.

 

 

While we’re talking about delicious summer treats, here are a few other great recipes I think you’ll like.

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake 

A waffle bowl rimmed with chocolate, and sprinkles, filled with a brownie, vanilla ice cream, fudge sauce, more sprinkles and a maraschino cherryWaffle Bowl Brownie Sundaes

 

Trpcial Ice Cream ready to freeze
Ready to freeze

No Churn Tropical Ice Cream

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