If you are so lucky as to have raspberry bushes overflowing with fresh raspberries, please, please, make this drink out of some of them. (And freeze as many raspberries as you can to brighten the dark cold months of winter.) I am not so blessed, so I use frozen raspberries in this icy cold summer drink.
It’s simple to make this freeze (that’s what I call a summer drink thickened with ice), which is important when you’re hot and thirsty. Combine the juice of two lemons (including pulp), a bag of frozen raspberries, a teaspoon of stevia, a lot of ice and a tablespoon of fresh rosemary leaves in a blender. Whoosh, then pour into tall glasses.
Rosemary adds a dry, subtle note to the tart flavors of both lemon and raspberry in this freeze, which is not overly sweet. If you’re making this drink for children, you may want to substitute fresh mint for rosemary, and add extra stevia to make it sweeter.
Raspberry Lemon Freeze with Fresh Rosemary
Rosemary, fresh lemon and fresh raspberry make a refreshing, not too sweet, summer freeze.
- Juice of two lemons
- 1 12-ounce bag of frozen organic raspberries
- 1 teaspoon liquid stevia (to taste)
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
- 4 cups ice
Put all ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth.
Pour into tall glasses, and serve immediately.
Squeeze a couple of fresh lemons. Don’t even think of using bottled lemon juice!
Two lemons should produce about half a cup of fresh lemon juice.
Put ice, frozen raspberries, stevia and lemon juice into a blender. Blend until smooth.
Pour into tall glasses and drink immediately. This freeze melts quickly in the summer heat!