Blackberry Lemonade

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If I’m going to have a celebration for my 3 year blog anniversary I’m going to need a drink!  Normally I would make something alcoholic but this fresh blackberry lemonade is so good, and so perfect for summer, that I have to share it for this celebration!  In addition to the lemonade, I also have another big giveaway today!   *This giveaway is now over*

Now ever since I moved to Frostburg I’ve had wild berry bushes in the backyard.  At the first house we  lived it there were a few berry bushes on the edge of the woods on our property and I was able to harvest a few each year.  Now at this house we have another berry bush on the edge of the woods and I was able to fill a very small bowl with berries this time, but as I cut back the bush and work with it, I think next year we’ll have a lot more.

Last week I was lucky enough to get a large container of blackberries in our CSA share!  I was super excited this.  I really wasn’t expecting much in the way of fruits and to have a huge container filled with juicy berries had me rubbing my hands in anticipation of what I could make.

Initially I made cheesecakes in jars and topped them with the berries.  They were seriously awesome.  Then I had some on my yogurt in the morning which was another creamy, sweet, and tart combination.  For my final creation with the blackberries I’ve been dreaming of making a berry lemonade.  I have no idea why other then I’ve seen some beautiful photos lately showing glasses of lemonade and with the summer heat I’ve been craving them.

I didn’t have a recipe for the lemonade but the concept of making lemonade is simple.  Fresh squeezed lemon juice, sugar, and water.  That much I could handle.  Then I started thinking about the dreaded calories and having too much sugar and so I used part sugar and part sweetener.  I then pureed the blackberries and added them to the mixture.  I tossed in a few fresh blackberries and had a beautiful deep pink lemonade.  It was so pretty that I poured it into our crystal glassed for my husband and I to drink it.

It wasn’t overly sweet and the blackberries and lemons added a tartness.  It was extremely refreshing and I was lucky enough to be able to take a big glass into work with me for 3 days after I made it.  I can’t wait to make it again with another type of berry!

Blackberry Lemonade  (a Hezzi-D original)
4 or 5 lemons
1/2 c. sugar
6 packets of Truvia
1 c. fresh blackberries

1.  In a small saucepan combine the sugar and Truvia with 1 cup of water.  Heat over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.  Remove from heat and cool slightly.

2.  Cut the lemons in half and squeeze the juice from them.  I squeezed them over a small bowl so that I could pick out any seeds that fell into the juice.

3.  Pour the fresh lemon juice along with the blackberries into a food processor.  Process until a puree has formed.

4.  Pour the puree into a 2 quart pitcher.  Add the water and sugar mixture.  Pour cold water into the pitcher until it is full.  Mix well with a wooden spoon.

5.  Refrigerate until ready to drink.  When ready to drink fill a glass with ice and pour the lemonade over top.  Add a few lemon slices and fresh blackberries as a garnish if desired.

**TastyBite and Bob’s Red Mill provided the products for my giveaway but any opinions about either product are my own.**


  1. Lots of things at Tasty Bite look great, but one thing that really stood out to me is the Channa Masala, which is not surprising since I love chickpeas.

  2. I would love to try the coconut flour from Bob’s Red Mill!!! I love the mushroom lo mein from TastyBite!! Had it once while visiting family!!

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