Hi friends! It seems like I’m meeting new people each day! It’s pretty exciting and virtually uplifting! Sometimes I am astonished by all of the people I encounter and have had the privilege to correspond with through Cooking with Mel. I started up my FACEBOOK page at the very end of February and I cannot believe I have more than 400 new friends! It seems impossible to hit 500 or 1000 right now, but I know it’s about providing quality recipes and information to all of you wonderful people rather than worrying about the quantity of friends I have interested in my blog! [However, you should share my facebook page with everybody you know!! Come on, I’m friendly! Hehe]
Let’s move right along to what you all are here for – the recipe! No matter where you are this recipe is easy to whip up and will satisfy your taste buds any day of the year. However, if you happen to be in the midst of heat-aggedon of June 2011 this recipe will come in handy. Today it is going to be about 100 degrees and that is without the humidity factored in. I saw something about feeling like it is 105 degrees out when the humidity is factored in. Supposedly it is going to be like this for the next several days. Oh joy! This is not the type of weather I want to have when I am feeling under the weather and cannot enjoy the pool without feeling like death.
However, for those of you who are feeling on your “A” game what I have for you today will pair nicely with this hot weather outside and you will be able to enjoy it by the pool all day long. Are you ready for it? Today I bring to you Frozen Lemonade! Now, I made lemonade a week or two ago. If you would like to make a gallon of the Frozen Lemonade please follow that recipe and add enough ice to make it frozen. I would say upwards of 25 cups, maybe? I kept the amount much lower than a gallon; I could not finish it off all by myself. Nick may have come home me looking like a lemon if I attempted drinking it by myself! I made enough for two and it is totally simple! Are you ready for it?
Here is what you will need:
- 1 to 2 lemons, juiced [it depends on how tart you want it. I kept it at one and it was flavorful but I can see how somebody may want 2]
- 1 cup warm to hot water
- ½ to 2/3 sugar
- 2 ½ cups ice
- Juice your lemon(s)
- Add the amount of sugar you like to the warm water and whisk until dissolved
- In a large blender [I used my amazing Ninja] blend together half of the ice and sugar mixture
- Once blended well, add the remaining ice and lemon juice and blend for another 10 to 15 seconds. You do not want it to be soupy; you want it to be soft but frozen!
This was a pretty amazing concoction! I love frozen lemonade and other frozen drinks. In fact I have another one coming soon! It just happens to be my mom’s favorite frozen drink! I cannot wait until she comes back to visit so that I can whip it up for her, but first I have to test it out and make sure it is a perfectly frozen drink with great flavor! I would tell you want I have up my sleeves, but where is the fun in that? Today I gave to you an AMAZING summer recipe that will please EVERYBODY!!
I hope you all enjoy!
Until Next Time,
Happy Lemon Squeezin’ & Freezin’