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Strawberry Lemondade when it is Hotter 'n Heck!

While I realize that much of the country is experiencing unbelievably hot temperatures, here in Oklahoma we are on day 30 something of over 100+ temps. ....With little to no rain. We are not spending as much time as usual outside, but we do spend a lot of time outside. With that in mind, I came up with a refreshing drink that would last out in the heat. (Although I admit, water is still the best!)
In sturdy plastic cups, I filled it about a quarter of the way up with lemonade (I made from a mix). To this I added a single lemon slice in each cup. I put them in the freezer and froze them solid.
(If you look closely, you can see the lemon slice in the frozen lemonade.) The cups are then left in the freezer until we want to use them. I take a cup out sometimes when I am going out to swim. In this case I took out a cup and added strawberry drink.
This is why this idea is so good. It does not water down your drink as the "ice" melts. Instead, it just adds to your drink. In this case, as the ice melted I had strawberry lemonade. You can see how the ice becomes part of the drink.
Looking down in it, you can still see how the lemon slice is surrounded by a small ice ring.
The lemon slice slowly rises to the top as the ice melts. Then as the ice completely melts, you have a cold-unwatered-down drink.
Any combination of fruit and flavored ice will work. Then you just add the drink that will be enhanced by your ice.
In this heat, any little cold treat is good!
Linking with Designs by Gollum on Foodie Friday. Stay Cool! 
I am also linking to Be Different Act Normal Show and Tell Saturday. 


  1. What a fun idea to beat the heat! It has been amazingly hot here also. I'd love for you to come by and show off your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a blessed day :)

  2. This is such a terrific idea! I live in Arizona and could use this idea year round! Thank you!

    Really Rainey

  3. HI! Visiting from Foodie Friday. This looks so refreshing! We've had hot temps too.

  4. Very clever! South Louisiana could use this.


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