It’s been warm here.
Ok. Hot. It’s been hot here. At least…hot by Colorado standards. Anytime it gets above 85° here, my children start wailing about how they’re melting. I shudder to imagine them transplanted somewhere like Nevada…they’d think they were dying. 🙄
So along with playing in the hose and finding splash parks and fielding demands to live at the pool, we’re also making refreshing drinks to cool off.
Here in Colorado, we have Palisade peaches – delicious fruit that’s conveniently in season right now…so naturally we’ve been using them in everything from breakfasts to desserts to a lemonade recipe.
It’s a fun lemonade recipe to make because you get to fire up the blender, which is always a good time. If you’re using fresh peaches instead of frozen, toss some ice in there too to get everything nice and chilled. You can also freeze your fresh peaches, which is a great way to make sure you don’t waste any if you’re not going to eat them all before they spoil.
We make variations of this lemonade recipe all summer long, just by changing up the fruit we put in it. It’s a simple, delicious way to cool off.
- 1 c sugar
- 1 c water
- 1 1/2 c lemon juice
- 2 c frozen peaches
- Combine sugar and water in a saucepan.
- Heat sugar and water, stirring constantly, until the sugar is completely dissolved and the water looks clear.
- Remove from heat and add lemon juice. Cool.
- When lemonade is cooled, combine lemonade and peaches in a blender.
- Blend until smooth and serve.
How do you cool off during sweltering summer months?