Lemonade with blueberries and watermelon makes this iconic summer drink even more fun and refreshing! The good news is that this lemonade is easy to make and packs a big festive punch with friends and family!
I like to kick off summer by serving it on Memorial Day and then bring it out again on Independence Day. You can always turn it into a cocktail if you like- but it is really good as it is! My kids would drink it by the gallon if I would let them!
This star-spangled lemonade is easy to make- or you can always substitute your favorite store-bought lemonade! Here is the recipe…
Star Spangled Lemonade
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
8 cups water
COMBINE THE SUGAR AND WATER OVER HEAT TO DISSOLVE THE SUGAR.
ADD LEMON JUICE
CHILL AND ENJOY!
To make a Star Spangled Cocktail, simply add 2 oz. of vodka to an 6-8 oz. serving of lemonade.
To make watermelon stars, slice a piece of watermelon into a triangle slice. Use a mini cookie cutter in the shape of a star and cut out star shapes from watermelon slice.
Blueberry Cobbler is a sweet treat to serve to my family throughout spring and summer. My dad has always grown blueberries (and often gives the entire bush as a gift to friends who ask him about them). We had trays full of berries each summer, and I always loved that abundance of homegrown goodness in our kitchen. 🙂 My mom would make blueberry jam that I could never get enough of- and blueberry muffins, and blueberry cobbler…
When we have blueberries that happen to be more tart than sweet, my kids will ignore them pretty harshly. I usually freeze them for smoothies, but this time I decided to bake with them. The kids had no problem with the berries after this cobbler came out of the oven. Haha! Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and this tastes like summer in a bowl. Here is the recipe for this very simple family favorite!
Old-Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter
3/4 cup milk
3 to 4 cups of blueberries (washed and drained)
Place berries in a bowl and add 3/4 cup of sugar. Gently stir to coat the berries. Set aside.
Sift 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup flour together in a large bowl.
Add milk and combine.
Melt butter and pour into a 9 x 13 glass baking dish
Pour batter mixture evenly over hot butter.
Pour blueberries evenly on top.
Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 30-40 minutes.
Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
I hope you enjoy this simple treat. It is a great recipe to have on hand for a quick dessert idea when you need it!