- By Dana Sparks
Making Mayo’s Recipes: Blueberry Lavender Lemonade
Today's recipe is Blueberry Lavender Lemonade. Dried lavender and fresh blueberries make this homemade lemonade a refreshing end-of-summer hit. See how you can upgrade traditional homemade lemonade with fresh blueberries and dried lavender. Make sure to measure lavender carefully, and buy fresh lemon juice — not from concentrate — or squeeze about 10 large lemons.
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- 2 cups water
- 1 package (16 ounces) blueberries
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons Splenda sweetener
- Cold water
In a 1-gallon pitcher, add 4 cups of ice and set aside. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the blueberries, sugar and lavender to the pan. Boil for about 5 minutes, until the blueberries have popped and all of the sugar has dissolved.
Strain the blueberry mixture over the pitcher of ice; discard the remaining blueberry mixture. Add the lemon juice and Splenda to the pitcher. Fill to the top with cold water. Mix well.