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We went from running the furnace in Chicago to blast furnace weather overnight in Chicago. Needless to say, all meals now happen on the grill, and I do everything I can to stay cool.
Yes, that means lots of cold beverages like this frozen strawberry lemonade. It’s kind of like a milkshake, but better. I whipped these up for my family last night, and they already asked if I can make them for the rest of the weekend at every BBQ we attend.
That’s always a vote of confidence, right? Fortunately these are super simple to create, and you may even have your ingredients in the pantry already.
This strawberry lemonade is thin enough to drink through a straw, and the slight fizz and tang from the 7UP® provides perfect complement to the sweetness of the drink. I don’t know if you’re like me, but when it’s hot, I can’t handle anything overly sweet. This drink hits the perfect balance.
I grabbed mine while picking up everything I need for our cookout later this afternoon. Memorial Day weekend is always the official start of the summer grilling season in my house. I know I’m not alone.
While my kids were at tae kwon do, I ran over to Walmart to pick up a Johnsonville Original Brat package and 7UP. I noticed new packaging on the 7UP that featured their campaign to “mix it up a little” with 7UP based recipes. You know a lightbulb went off in my head.
With strawberry season in full force, I grabbed everything I needed for my BBQ and this frozen strawberry lemonade.
My test run went perfectly. The Johnsonville brats cooked up while I prepped the frozen strawberry lemonade, and everything disappeared in a heartbeat. Thankfully, I picked up two packages of Jonhsonville Original Brats.
Johnsonville is my go to – I have too many friends with food concerns, so I need a company I can trust. Johnsonville Original Brats are a gluten free product made from premium pork from US and Canadian farms. It’s always been made in the US heartland since this family-owned company started in 1945. Done and done.
I feel the same way about 7UP products. I know they’re made with the highest-quality ingredients. Whatever the flavor, every can is crisp, clean, and refreshing. The iconic lemon lime flavor is perfect alone or in recipes like this frozen strawberry lemonade.
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How to Make Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
This recipe makes enough for 6 servings, perfect for a summer BBQ. You can easily scale the ingredients up or down to fit the crowd you have on hand. One tip? Stick your glasses in the freezer to keep your frozen strawberry lemonade colder longer. Pull them out just before your pour.
I used fresh strawberries because they are in season right now. If you don’t have any on hand, this works great with frozen strawberries, too. Let them thaw out just a little bit but not all the way to create a thicker milkshake consistency.
Either way, use a good quality blender to ensure everything mixes together thoroughly. Add your strawberries (fresh or frozen) to your blender cup with one quarter cup 7UP. Blend until pureed.
Add all the ice cream and the remaining 1 1/2 cups 7UP plus the lemon juice to your blender. Pulse to start, then blend just until incorporated.
Remove your frozen glasses and fill them. Slice a strawberry about two-thirds through from the bottom and garnish your glass. Serve immediately and watch them disappear.
Have you ever made your own frozen strawberry lemonade?
- 10 large strawberries
- 1 3/4 c 7UP
- 4 c vanilla ice cream
- 3 T lemon juice
- Place glasses in freezer at least 30 minutes before making. This keeps frozen strawberry lemonade colder longer.
- Add strawberries to blender cup with one quarter cup 7UP. Blend until pureed.
- Add all ice cream and the remaining 1 1/2 cups 7UP plus lemon juice to blender. Pulse to start, then blend just until incorporated.
- Remove your frozen glasses and fill.
- Slice a strawberry about two-thirds through from the bottom and garnish each glass, if desired. Serve immediately.
I used fresh strawberries because they are in season right now. If you don't have any on hand, this works great with frozen strawberries, too. Let them thaw out just a little bit but not all the way to create a thicker milkshake consistency.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 glass
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 3g
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