Refreshing, fun recipe for blueberry lemonade! Tart and sweet with a boost of antioxidants from the blueberries. The finished drink is hot pink, almost purple.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
3 quarts
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Boil one cup of water with the sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until the liquid becomes clear. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice. Pour 7 cups of cool water and ice into a serving pitcher. Add the lemon syrup and blueberries; stir until you get a 'hot pink' color.

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Nutrition Facts

291 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 77.2g 25% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 12.7mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2008
I have made this so many times I have lost count. My daughter (2 and very picky) loves it. I cut the sugar in half because the blueberries are sweet enough on their own also I put a few cups of the lemonade in the blender with frozen blueberries puree it and strain it gets rid of all the seeds and skin fragments. But it is seriously sooooo good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2007
I had a lot of blueberries so I tried this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly and it was 'ok'. If I were to make it again I would puree the blueberries and strain them into the lemonade. It's also a bit sweet. Read More
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71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2008
I have made this so many times I have lost count. My daughter (2 and very picky) loves it. I cut the sugar in half because the blueberries are sweet enough on their own also I put a few cups of the lemonade in the blender with frozen blueberries puree it and strain it gets rid of all the seeds and skin fragments. But it is seriously sooooo good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2007
Pretty easy and very delicious. I used lemon juice from concentrate and only used 2 cups of the lemon juice. I also used frozen rather than fresh blueberries! Hits the spot on a hot day. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2007
I had a lot of blueberries so I tried this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly and it was 'ok'. If I were to make it again I would puree the blueberries and strain them into the lemonade. It's also a bit sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2009
I was looking for a truly HOT pink lemonade and this is it! I put the blueberries in a saucepan with a little water and heated them up for a few minutes to get them to release their juices. Then I strained that mixture over my pitcher to avoid the seed problem. Worked like a charm. My daughter loved this. It was sweet (but not too sweet) and refreshing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2011
This was a fun flavorful and colorful twist on traditional lemonade. I used a mix of frozen blueberries and strawberries only because I had already packaged them that way for Hubs' smoothies but I have to admit I did like that combination. I simmered them for about 5 minutes in the 1 c. water but didn't add the sugar for the syrup because I was going to use Splenda (I find I don't like its taste once it's heated). I strained everything into my pitcher - the blueberry/strawberry mixture as well as the lemon juice. After adding the water and the Splenda I was pleased to find it a vivid hot pink! I like this. It's different. It's a little too tart but as the ice melts that won't be an issue - if you can wait that long. Interesting I gave some to Hubs who was working out in the yard. His remark was "It's good! I don't know what it is but it's good!" Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2010
This is awesome! First I couldn't get it to turn hot pink but after I left it over night with the blueberries it came out very much hot pink! I made it for a party and everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2007
This was delicious! I like the blueberries whole myself my family wanted them strained so I just used a pitcher with a slotted spout! Great variation on an old favorite! ENJOY! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2010
AWESOME! I subbed splenda for the regular sugar (same amount) and used frozen blueberries that I boiled with the water/sugar mixture. As this boiled I crushed the blueberries. I strained that mixture to get all the skin/seeds out and proceeded with the recipe. Also I didn't have quite enough fresh lemon juice so I had to make up for it with bottled. This is so tasty and refreshing and I absolutely LOVE the tartness to sweetness ratio! I know I will be making this often! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2010
so good I made my simple syrup with the bluebrries inthe morning and let it steep all day. The lemonade came out the most beautiful hot pink color. My kids loved it. This recipe is a keeper. Thank you! Read More
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