We grow backyard blackberries and raspberries so we are are always looking for things to make from them. This week, we decided to make blackberry lemonade. Blackberries plus lemons makes for a delicious tart drink. Four ingredients plus ice are all you need.
Step 1: Ingredients
This recipe makes a little more than a 1/2 gallon of Blackberry Lemonade.
- 4 Cups Blackberries (1 Cup Juice)
- 2 Cups Lemon Juice
- 5 Cups Water
- 2 Cups Sugar
Step 2: Blackberries
The blackberries were picked about a month ago and kept frozen. Put the berries in a pot and turn the burner on low heat. The berries will soften and release the juice. Do not let the juice boil.
Step 3: Juice
Strain blackberries into another pot or heat proof container to get the juice. Don't press the berries; just let them drip the clear juice into the pot below. After a few minutes, remove the strainer with the berries. Reserve the berry pulp for a future dessert, as shown here.
Step 4: Juice
From the 4 cups of blackberries, you should get about 1 cup of juice.
Step 5: Mix
Mix the berry juice, lemon juice, water and sugar ingredients in a 1/2 gallon container and stir well.
Step 6: Serve
Add ice and top with a lemon slice and few fresh blackberries. Enjoy!