Made from just 3 ingredients, this Frozen Strawberry Lemonade is the perfect way to cool off when it’s hotter’n blue blazes outside your door!
I go way, way back with Frozen Strawberry Lemonade. And by way, way back, I mean back to my first job out of college. I was working in a bank in Durham, North Carolina. The job itself wasn’t much to speak of, but there were a few perks. There was the customer who brought us donuts every Friday. And we did get to watch the NCAA tournament every March via the tv in the lobby. Come to think of it, maybe that job wasn’t so bad after all! Another side bonus of that job? There was a Fazoli’s located right next door.
Have you heard of Fazoli’s? It’s a fast-food Italian restaurant, and based on their website it looks like they’re mostly located in the mid-western states. But they had a location in Durham, NC back when I worked at that bank. (It’s now closed. Bummer.) I don’t recall whether the food itself was any good, but I do remember that Fazoli’s had a Frozen Strawberry Lemonade that appeared on the menu every summer. And I do remember driving through the drive-thru every Friday afternoon to get a Frozen Strawberry Lemonade. You know, in case I got thirsty on the way home.
I have no idea what made me think about Fazoli’s and that Frozen Strawberry Lemonade, but I totally got a craving for one the other day. Seeing as how Fazoli’s has all of 0 locations in the entire state of New York, I decided to make my own version of this summertime treat. (Google Maps is telling me the closest Fazoli’s is on the Connecticut turnpike…only 2.5 hours away.) Yup, homemade version for the win…and the gas money!
To make this lemonade, I grabbed a bag of lemons at the store along with a container of fresh strawberries. I sliced the strawberries and then put ’em in the freezer overnight. The next afternoon, I juiced up those lemons and dropped ’em into a blender with the frozen berries and some simple syrup. Blend. Blend. Blend. Done! This homemade version was super easy to make, and it totally brought back memories of sipping on a Frozen Strawberry Lemonade during those very hot North Carolina summers.
If it’s hotter’n blue blazes outside your door right now, then cool off with a Frozen Strawberry Lemonade! Cheers, friends!
Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups water divided
- ¾ cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups strawberries sliced and frozen
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Using a small saucepan, combine sugar with 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool; refrigerate until cold.
- Using a blender, add chilled syrup, remaining 1 cup of water, lemon juice, strawberries and ice cubes; blend until smooth.
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