Blue-Raspberry Frosted Lemonade

With summer bearing upon us, this blue-raspberry frosted lemonade is a no-brainer!

Blue Raspberry Frosted Lemonade - Blueberry and Raspberry Ice Cream Drink - The Gifted Gabber

 

I have made this frozen lemonade version for years now. It can be made a variety of different ways using three simple ingredients: vanilla ice cream, flavored lemonade, and fresh fruit.
I came across this simple variety by playing around with the 1/3 of a bottle of Simply Lemonade Blueberry Lemonade which was left in my fridge from my latest round of blueberry lemonade spritzers. I also had fresh blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapes, pineapple, apples, and mangos. Nothing like a whole bunch of fresh fruit in your kitchen to make you brainstorm recipes!

It’s a perfect cooking with kids recipe because of the simplicity of both ingredients and process.

You simply add all three of your ingredients to the blender and blend for about 30 seconds or so.

Blue Raspberry Frosted Lemonade - Blueberry and Raspberry Ice Cream Drink - The Gifted Gabber

Blue Raspberry Frosted Lemonade - Blueberry and Raspberry Ice Cream Drink - The Gifted Gabber

Blue Raspberry Frosted Lemonade - Blueberry and Raspberry Ice Cream Drink - The Gifted Gabber

I’ve also bought a bottle of Simply Lemonade Raspberry Lemonade and made the same drink. Both are great, but I think the version with the blueberry lemonade has a bit more kick to it. Of course, you can play around with a simple drink like this. You could use the blueberry lemonade and only add in raspberries, omitting the blueberries. Or vice versa. Both methods would get you a form of blue-raspberry frosted lemonade. I think it will come out delicious no matter what!

Blue Raspberry Frosted Lemonade - Blueberry and Raspberry Ice Cream Drink - The Gifted Gabber

Blue Raspberry Frosted Lemonade - Blueberry and Raspberry Ice Cream Drink - The Gifted Gabber

Blue Raspberry Frosted Lemonade - Blueberry and Raspberry Ice Cream Drink - The Gifted Gabber

This version of frosted lemonade truly is a refreshing treat! It has a nice berry flavor and texture and is not too sweet. Best of all, it takes no time to make when Little One starts her demands for “ice keeem.”

Speaking of LO, here’s a funny little take away for you:

One day, when LO was about eight months, nap-rebel SB, all of 2-years-old and filled with sage advice for little sis, leans over the crib and says, “You take nap now, Beebie Sissy. You take nap now (voice lowering drastically while sly smile spreads and eyes cut my direction to see if I am paying attention), and you get ice keeem!”

And just last week, I overheard SB (now 4) whispering to LO (now 2) about how she “better be good and not difficult because if we are good, we get ice cream!”

LO responded with an indignant, “I no diddocult! You diddocult one!”

Haha! LO is clearly in denial of her two-year-old behavior.

But back to the ice cream thing…what little stinkers! I promise I have only bribed them with ice cream a few times in their lives, typically during a desperate battle of the wills over nap time. That’s it!

Nap time. The perfect time to sit down and take in one of these blue-raspberry frosted lemonade drinks.

Blue-Raspberry Frosted Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Simply Lemonade Blueberry Lemonade (or Raspberry Lemonade)
  • 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries and raspberries, mixed (could also use frozen)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Allow blender to blend or mix for 30-40 seconds.
  3. Pour frosted lemonade into chilled mugs or glasses and serve.
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Blue Raspberry Frosted Lemonade - Blueberry and Raspberry Ice Cream Drink - The Gifted Gabber

I’ll be sipping on one of these blue-raspberry frosted lemonade drinks as I check out all the great stuff at this week’s link ups:

Amaze Me Monday (Mondays)
Tweak It Tuesday (Mondays)
Wow Us Wednesdays (Wednesdays)
Whip It Up Wednesday (Wednesdays)

Pretty Pintastic Party (Fridays)

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    • The Gifted Gabber says:

      Hi, Ada! I have some share buttons near the top and I am supposed to have some follow buttons displayed, too. Let me take a look today. I just transferred domains and platforms 1 1/2 weeks ago, and everything is still not functioning as it should be. :/

  1. Elaine @cookinandcraftin.com says:

    Looks super yummy and refreshing!! Perfect for summer!! Found you on Mama Buzz!! Hey I would love it if you stopped by my place and shared your stuff on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party!! I would love to have you!!

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