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Lemonade with Berry Ice Cubes

Lemonade with Berry Ice Cubes

This lemony, tangy drink gets sweeter, and prettier, as the cubes melt. My daughter, Emma, loves picking out the mint sprig and eating the leaves.


  • 1 11.5-oz. can frozen concentrate strawberry or any berry mix juice
  • 24 raspberries or 8 strawberries, sliced (optional)
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar (or more, to taste)
  • 1 1/3 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 8 lemon slices
  • 8 mint sprigs


  1. Pour the juice concentrate and 1 can of water into a pitcher. Mix to combine, then pour the juice into two ice cube trays, adding raspberries or sliced strawberries if you wish. Freeze. Combine the 2 quarts of water and the sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir to combine. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Strain the lemon juice through a fine sieve into the sugar syrup. Chill. Slit each lemon slice once, from center to rind, then press the slits onto eight glasses. Fill each glass with 3 berry ice cubes and the lemonade. Garnish with a mint sprig. Makes 8 glasses.