Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
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This Frozen Strawberry Lemonade is a refreshing blend of sweet strawberries and fresh lemonade. The sweet and tangy flavor is blended to perfection, which results in a cool treat that’s made for those hot, summer days!
When I was little, my parents, brother, and I would often ride our bikes together during the summer. We would hop on the prairie path, which is a paved hiking and bike trail that extends over 61 miles throughout Illinois, and head in one direction.
The prairie path was less than a quarter mile away from my childhood home, and is still very close to my parents’ house today. We spent a lot of time on that path, whether it be for biking, walking, or running. Well, not so much me running, but you get the point.
Have you seen the movie ‘Lucas’ with Corey Haim and Charlie Sheen? It’s one of my all-time favorites, partly because it took place at a high school that was not too far from where I grew up. My dad, brother, and I would often ride our bikes to that school, and then my dad would run on the track. I was star struck whenever we went there, even though ‘Lucas’ was long gone after I got there.
I still want to actually go inside of the high school one day, even though it’s been redone since that movie came out in the mid 80’s. But since I love that kind of stuff, that school will always hold a special place in my heart.
So I bet you’re wondering how in the world my ‘Lucas’ story relates to this Frozen Strawberry Lemonade? Am I right? Well, it doesn’t really, but it does remind me of all the times that my family and I would stop at 7-Eleven on one of our bike trips for a slurpee.
Back in my younger years, they didn’t have all of the crazy flavors they have today. I actually can’t even remember the last time I was in a 7-Eleven or even had a slurpee! But, anyways, I got to reminiscing about those frozen treats, which gave me the brilliant idea to make my own Frozen Strawberry Lemonade. And I have to say, it’s definitely better than a slurpee!
And since we’re just gearing up for summer, I thought it was time to share my latest (and greatest) frozen drink with you. This slurp-able drink is made from just four ingredients and has the perfect balance of flavor. It’s not too tart, and it’s not too sweet, which is a winner in my book.
And let’s face it, strawberry lemonade is just a little more delicious than regular lemonade, so why not have even more fun and create it in frozen form?
So, grab that blender and whip up this Frozen Strawberry Lemonade today. It’s the perfect drink to sip on poolside, with a good book, or after you’ve taken a long bike ride!
Ingredients for Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
This blended strawberry lemonade recipe requires just four basic ingredients:
- Frozen strawberries
- Lemon juice
- Granulated sugar
Can I Use Fresh Strawberries?
No, you need to use frozen strawberries otherwise your blended strawberry lemonade won’t achieve the right consistency. You could certainly freeze fresh berries and make this frozen lemonade later, though!
Can I Use a Sugar-Free Sweetener?
Most likely, but having only made this recipe with granulated sugar I can’t offer advice on using a sugar-free sweetener.
How to Make Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
This frozen lemonade recipe couldn’t be any simpler! Just add all the ingredients to the canister of a blender and blend until it reaches your desired consistency.
Can I Prep Frozen Lemonade in Advance?
Not really, no. You can juice the lemons in advance, but otherwise this frozen strawberry lemonade is best enjoyed immediately.
Can I Use Another Frozen Berry?
Most definitely! Frozen blueberries or raspberries would be delicious when made into blended lemonade.
Recipe Variations to Try
This is a quick and simple frozen strawberry lemonade recipe, so feel free to tweak it as you see fit.
- Add more or less sugar. Everyone has different tastes, so make the blended lemonade as sweet or tart as you like.
- Use fresh lime juice. It would no longer be lemonade, but rather strawberry limeade!
- Use different berries. You could make frozen blueberry lemonade, frozen raspberry lemonade, or a frozen mixed berry lemonade.
- Add crushed ice. For a frostier, slurpee-like texture, add a handful of crushed ice to the blender.
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Tips for Making Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
- I used frozen strawberries, but I’m sure you could use a frozen berry blend if desired.
- For the best flavor, use freshly squeezed lemon juice rather than the bottled stuff.
- I’ve only made this recipe using granulated sugar, so I’m not sure what adjustments you’d need to make if using an alternative sweetener.
Looking for more frozen drinks? I’ve got you covered!
- White Chocolate Pound Cake Frappuccino
- Strawberry Mango Moscato Slush
- Berry Cherry Wine Slushies
- Frozen Mango Lemonade
- Funfetti Cake Batter Milkshake
Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- Juice of 3 lemons
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1¼ cups water
- In the canister of a blender, add the strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, and water. Blend until lemonade reaches desired consistency.
- Pour into two glasses and garnish with a strawberry and lemon slice, if desired.
I bet that having something like this at the end of a bike ride makes it all worth it!
I could have so gone one of these yesterday – it was super hot. It’s colder and rainy here today though 🙁
Wishing that warmer weather comes your way soon, Dannii! Thanks for the kind words!
I’ve never seen that movie, but now I’m going to have to! But I can tell you, I also have much nostalgia around Slurpees. They’re my go-to drink when I’m sick, but otherwise, I never have them anymore!
This is amazing. I could slurp down the whole thing right now!
Yes! You have to see that movie…it’s cute in a teen sorta way! Slurpees definitely sound like a great way to make you feel better, too!
I’ve never even heard of that movie. 🙁 BUT, your memories are so fun and I bet this slushy is AMAZING! Such a great combo of flavors!
Thank you, Blair! It’s such a good movie and perfect for the summer!
I have never seen that movie before, but seems like such memories, Gayle. I had so much fun when I was a kid, too, riding on my bike. Oh, nostalgia, right? I can’t get over the colour of your frozen strawberry lemonade! It’ s so pretty! Imagine having a nail polish that colour ? I’d paint my toes and have them that way all summer long! This just looks so refreshing too and love how few ingredients there are…definitely so much better than anything store bought. Your pics are awesome! Pinning 🙂 Have lovely upcoming weekend!
Thank you for the sweet comment and pin, Dawn! I like your thinking…it would be SO fun to have a nail polish in this color for the summer! And yes, nostalgia is the best sometimes!
OOOOH! This looks so cool and refreshing and summertime delicious! And now I need to watch that movie!
You need to watch that movie asap, Kate…it’s so funny and perfect for summer! 🙂
I used to love going to 7-Eleven during my childhood vacations – there weren’t any near where I grew up, so every time we went somewhere I’d get excited to go haha. This frozen strawberry lemonade looks amazing! So refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day!
Thanks for the lemonade love, Keri!
Love your memories, never seen that movie though 🙂 This lemonade looks fresh and delicious, perfect for a hot summer day! I just made blueberry one, but can’t wait to try this one ! Pinning!
Oh I hope you share your blueberry version! Sounds delish! Thanks for the kind words and pin, Mira!
I’ve never seen Lucas, but I’m definitely going to check it out as soon as submit this comment!! A 61 mile bike path sounds insane! Do you know anyone who ever biked or hiked the whole thing? I’d pass out at mile 5. 😉 Anyways, I used to loooove 711 slurpees!! Oh the good ‘ole days. But 711 clearly has got nothing on you, because this frozen strawberry lemonade looks amazing, Gayle! I love anything strawberry and lemonade is always a winner during the summer, so this drink looks perfect, girlfriend! Super refreshing and perfectly sweet n’ tart! Pinned! Cheers!
It’s such a cute movie! It didn’t win awards or anything, but I still love it. And no, I don’t know anyone who has ridden the whole bike path…I would definitely pass out too! Thanks for the lemonade love and pin, friend!
I remember watching that movie, but now cannot remember what it’s about? Agh, old age! This lemonade is the bomb lady. I NEED!
Thank you, Megan! It’s my favorite frozen drink. And Lucas is about a dorky teenager in high school who has a crush on the new girl…cheesy but SO good!
Oh my…so much nostalgia surrounding slurpees… I love how fresh and delicious this is! I imagine it’s the perfect treat after a long hot bike ride!
Thank you, Annie!
Gayle, this is just what I want to be enjoying this summer! love this frozen strawberry lemonade! and I haven’t seen Lucas! will need to check out that movie!
Thank you, Alice! Definitely perfect for summer, right? 🙂
This is 100x better than a slurpee! I can’t remember the last time I had a slurpee either — they are way too sweet for me now! This is much more my speed 🙂
I agree, this is so much better than a slurpee! Thanks, Ashley!
It’s so hot here right now! I need 2 glasses of this frozen lemonade! looks so refreshing!
I’ll have to put that movie on my list of movies to watch!
Love this drink. It looks so fantastically refreshing!
Thanks, Christin! It’s perfect for these hot days!
I know I must’ve seen Lucas but for the life of me can’t remember it! Oh well, I do remember going to 7-Eleven and drinking slurpees growing up all the time. My kids’ favorite treat when we go to a ball game or amusement park is frozen lemonade, and I’ve never made it so far. They’d be so excited if I made this for them, so I’m going to give it a try! This looks so pretty and refreshing. 🙂
Thanks, Marcie! This is so easy to make, too…I think your kids would love this!
I love recipes that make me think of growing up (or another good memory!). This frozen lemonade sounds just so refreshing! Perfect for the crazy heat we’ve been dealing with!
Thanks for the lemonade love, Ashley!
Ahh this makes me miss riding around with all the neighborhood kids and my brother on our bikes all summer! There’s nothing more refreshing than a frozen drink when the weather is so hot either! This looks delicious, Gayle! I love how easy it is to mix up too.
Thanks, Danielle! I agree, I’m all about the frozen drinks this time of year!
So fun! I loved bike riding with my brothers when we were younger. 7-11 was always such a nice treat but your gorgeous strawberry lemonade looks so much better! It’s the perfect refreshing summer treat!
Thanks for the lemonade love, Kelly!
This looks like the perfect summer time treat! I could use one of these today, its HOT 😉 I love the strawberry & lemon flavor combo, that’s one of my favorites.
Thanks for the kind words, Katie!
Gayle, the color of this frozen strawberry lemonade is just gorgeous! Meanwhile, so cool that you got to visit the site of a movie that you enjoyed so much. 🙂 Especially with family. If this frozen strawberry treat reminds you of slurpees, then I’m even MORE on board than I was before I read that. 😉 Hoping that this summer includes some peaceful moments for relaxation with your fam, G. Have a great weekend! Pinning. xo
Thank you for the lemonade love and pin, Demeter!
I drove by a 7Eleven the other day and was thinking it was so strange that they are only a convience store, no gas lol. I do remember going there for drinks when I was a kid too though! I could drink a pitcher of this frozen lemonade right now! It’s been so hot here lately and this would be perfect 🙂
Thanks for the lemonade love, Izzy! This is definitely perfect for a hot day!
That prairie path sounds awesome! As does this refreshing drink! I’ve been toying with making a similar version – after seeing yours I have to try one soon 🙂
I think you would love this Megan…it’s SO refreshing! 🙂
This sounds like the perfect drink for the hot weather coming my way this week!! I am working on a round-up post for my blog and would love to feature this recipe! (I would link back with a photo) and think it is just what my readers are looking for!!
Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by, Melissa! Yes, you can feature this on your site with a link back, thanks.