Blueberries are very nutritious and can be put into almost any recipe. Here is a quick and simple recipe for a blue lemonade, perfect for hot summers!
The last recipe in the Red, White and Blue Lemonade Theme is the Blue Lemonade!
I have to admit that I couldn’t get the blue color right.
I tried with blueberries and blackberries to no avail. I crushed them, chopped them, pureed them and yet, I couldn’t get the blue color to appear on camera.
I have discovered that steaming red cabbage in hot water turns the water into a very beautiful blue shade. It doesn’t affect the taste of blue lemonade, so, I am going to use that as my natural food coloring when I need blue. You can read my post about stuffed red cabbage here.
This blue lemonade is very electric and will definitely bring everyone to the lemonade stand
Are you as obsessed with fruity ice cubes as I am? Nothing helps battle the Florida heat like delicious tasting ice cubes.
For this recipe, I froze blueberries in ice cubes with water and then added them to the lemonade.
Check out this fancy cocktail ice cubes from tablespoon.com
What is your favorite ice cube recipe?
Recipe Details (Makes 2 cups of Blue Lemonade)
For the Coloring
- 5 leaves Red cabbage
- Water to boil the red cabbage
For the Lemonade and ice cubes
- 4 Limes
- 4 Lemons
- 2 cups sugar (or to taste)
- 6 cups water
- Boil about 4-5 red cabbage leaves in hot water for about 30 seconds
- Discard the red cabbage leaves and use the water for the lemonade
For the Ice Cubes
- In an ice cube tray, add water to fill the holes
- Add 2 blueberries per cube
- Optional - add 2 drops of lemon juice per cube
- Store in the refrigerator overnight.
- In a medium pan, add the red cabbage water and sugar and heat at medium heat, until all the sugar has melted.
- Juice both the lemons and limes.
- Strain the lemon and lime juice to make sure that there are no seeds
- Chill overnight, if you have the chance