Homemade Lemonade with Raspberry Cream.
I am so excited to have a guest host today, my husband, Jeff. Neither one of us had any idea he was going to sub for me until an hour ago when we had the following conversation.
Me, “My brain is mush. I have this gorgeous lemonade, but I can’t think of anything interesting to write.”
Jeff, “Lemonade always makes me think of Lemonade Guy at Royal’s Stadium. Write about him.”
Me, “Why don’t you (pointing my finger) write about him? I’m sure you remember him better than I.”
(I really was teasing, but he took the bait.)
Me, “Yay, for Lemonade Guy!!!” “Yay, for Homemade Lemonade with Raspberry Cream!!!” “Yay, for Jeff!!!”
Take it away, Jeff.
Lemonade has great memories for me. Growing up, Mom stirred up Wyler’s on hot days. Always refreshing! In high school during two-a-day football practices in the August heat, she would have a large thermos full of lemonade and ice ready for me as I walked out the door. I would guzzle the whole thing between the morning and afternoon practices. Nothing has ever tasted better.
Back when Susie’s and my kids were young (late 1980s, early 1990s), lemonade provided great memories for them when we went to Royals games in Kansas City. The most creative vendor I have ever seen was a fellow by the name of Chuy Gomez. Chuy sold lemonade at Kauffman Stadium and he had an incredible pitch. He would call out “Leeemonaayde, leeemonaayde, leemonayyyyde, WOOOO!!!” He could be heard all around the stadium, and when he yelled “WOOO!” everyone would join in.
With the Royals playing horribly and the stadium largely empty in those days, he WAS the show, and his voice echoed through the stands. Becky and Micah always HAD to have a glass of icy cold lemonade. When we moved to northeast Missouri and would listen to games on the radio, we could hear Chuy’s call in the background as the Royals’ announcers called the game – it took us back to the “K” in our minds.
Lemonade is a classic, and Susie has given it a great new twist. It is incredible and I know you will enjoy it. Leeemonaayde, WOOOO!!
Thank you, Jeff!
Now, it’s time to take a few moments to tell you about this incredible lemonade. My daughter and I were recently at Disney World for the Food Blog Forum. While there, we ate breakfast at The Grand Floridian Café where we both ordered Lemonade with Berry Swirl. We each took a sip and I said, “Wow, that is sooo good, I’m recreating it when I get home.” We downed both drinks then slurped and slurped ‘till we could slurp no more.
Back home, I got busy and created the most recent of my two favorite summertime drinks. My other favorite sip is Orange Brown Sugar Sweet Tea. Both drinks are delicious and fun and I know you will love them.
This is how to make Homemade Lemonade with Raspberry Cream (quick version): Make the BEST homemade lemonade then top it with berry cream (a mixture of berry compote, whipped cream and mascarpone cream.) Pour lemonade over ice then place a dollop of cream on top. Once served, mix the cream and lemonade together and you will have the most luscious, smooth and refreshing lemonade – ever!
Homemade Lemonade with Raspberry Cream is lemonade worthy of your best cheers.
Yay for Homemade Leeemonaayde, Leeemonaayde, Leeemonaayde with Raspberry Cream! WOOO!!!
Thank you, Jeff! I appreciate you being Simply Sated’s voice today, and this cheer’s for you.
Jaayeff, Jaayeff, Jaayeff! WOOO!!!
Homemade Lemonade with Raspberry Cream
- For the Raspberry Cream:
- 1/2- pint raspberries blackberries or strawberries (reserve some for garnish)
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar *depending on the sweetness of the berries more sugar might be needed.
- 3 tablespoons water
- pinch of salt
- OR - ½ cup All Natural Berry Preserves *See Notes
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 2 cups whipping cream or heavy cream
- For Homemade Lemonade:
- 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar if available, ultra fine sugar works best
- 4 1/2 cups water divided
- 1 1/4 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice seeds removed
- For Berry Cream:
- See Notes First or…
- Bring raspberries, granulated sugar, water and salt to a boil.
- Boil until raspberries are soft and juices have reduced to thick syrup.
- Drain through a mesh strain to remove seeds.
- Cool to room temperature.
- After berries have cooled, prepare Berry Cream.
- Whisk cream 1 minute then add powdered sugar.
- Whisk 1 minute then add ¼ cup berry mixture. (add enough to your liking)
- Whisk until soft peaks form.
- Serve immediately over Freshly Squeezed Lemonade or place in an airtight, refrigerator container until ready to serve.
- For Homemade Lemonade:
Bring sugar and 1 1/4 cups water to a boil, in a small saucepan, and stir to dissolve sugar.
- Remove from heat, pour into a heat-proof dish and cool on the counter for 10 minutes.
Once syrup has cooled, pour into a 2-quart pitcher, add lemon juice and 4 more cups of water. Stir well. Refrigerate until cold.
- When Ready to Serve:
- Pour lemonade into 8 ounce glasses over ice and place a large dollop of Raspberry Cream on top. Serve with a straw.
- Have each person stir the cream into their own drink.
- Berry Cream will keep in fridge up to 2 weeks.
**Berry Cream can be made using ½ cup All-Natural preserves.
Place preserves in a microwavable dish and heat on HIGH in 10-second intervals until soft and pourable. Cool 5 minutes and add to whipped Mascarpone.
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[email protected]Great post and great story Jeff. Hi Jeff (wave). My husband is a great writer and he is my proof-reader, maybe I should have him make an appearance one day when I can't think of anything to write, which is often. There's nothing like homemade lemonade and the raspberry cream sounds delicious. Perfect for the Spring.
Susie GallHey Janette. Jeff says "Hi" back:-) I KNOW you will love this lemonade - I literally sound like I'm humming when drinking it. It is so, so delicious and I'm looking forward to making lots of different flavors. Yes!! You should recruit your husband to help - just start dropping some hints and see if his eyes light up a bit - maybe he is just waiting for the opportunity. Thanks for stopping by - I'm sure we will be talking soon.
Nicole NevermanThis post is fantastic!! I love the story and just adore the recipe :) This sounds absolutely delightful!
Susie GallThank you so much, Nicole. I KNOW you will love this lemonade - it is so delicious - so refreshing and fun!
Dan from Platter TalkAnother stunning display of your talent and artistry; these beverages look almost too good to be true! Lovely job, again Susie!
Susie GallThank so much, Dan. I'm sending you a virtual pitcher full as a thank you for all your sweet comments:-)
DianeWe will have fresh berries soon in our garden. Can't wait to turn them into berry cream! Putting that together with homemade lemonade is pure genius. thanks for the delicious summertime refreshment! Love that Jeff collaborated on this post. So fun to read!
Susie GallThank you so much, Diane. I know you will love this drink - please let me know how yours turns out. I'm so glad Jeff collaborated on this post, too:-) Who knows, maybe this will be the start of something good.
BethThis is so fun that your husband guest posted!! I like the addition of the berry cream, yum!
Susie GallThank you, Beth, it was so sweet of Jeff to help - I'm going to recruit him in the future - he just doesn't know it yet:-) The berry cream in lemonade/limeade is phenomenal - you will love it.
Meg @ The Housewife in Training FilesYAY for Royals! Jeff, so nice to "meet" you! I have only heard good things about you all from Becky :) She is my first blogging friend and love that I get to know Simply Sated through her. And this lemonade? Omg gimme. It takes me back!
Susie GallHey Meg. Yay for Royal - it seems like there could be hope for 2015!!! Becky speaks so highly of you and we both love your blog - you do fantastic work. Please try this lemonade - it is so deliciously refreshing and I think you will love it. Thanks for stopping by today.
Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eatshaha... I have totally been there before! Sometimes its nice to have a break and when the hubbie offers definitely take him up on it! Loving this lemonade raspberry cream recipe, sounds so refreshing!
Susie GallThank you for stopping by, Krista, I'm pretty sure you will love this lemonade - one of my favorite two refreshing drinks. Please don't tell Jeff, but I'm going to recruit him for future posts. I'm thinking once a month??
Ashley | The Recipe RebelYay for husbands! Lol. This lemonade looks so amazing -- I would never think to pair it with raspberry cream!
Susie GallNo kidding, Ashley - Yay for husbands who guest write on food blogs:-) I would not have thought of adding cream to lemonade either, Ashley, but it works beautifully and is incredible. I'm so glad I ordered it while in Florida and could recreate it. From first sip, it became a favorite!
Laura @ Petite Allergy TreatsThis looks incredible and I must have missed this while staying Floridian. It's great you have such a wonderful husband to 'guest' to write for you too.
Susie GallI agree, Laura, about my husband. He is always willing to help me out, but this is his first effort at writing a food blog post. Little does he know, it might not be his last:-) I'm so glad Bec and I ordered the inspiration for this drink in Florida - it quickly became one of my favorite drinks - ever. Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Heather / girlichefWOOO! That's awesome, those are the kind of memories I love...and it makes me want to head out to the ballpark...with one of these awesome lemonades in hand, of course. That cream!! I must try these.
Susie GallHaHa, Heather. I am ready to go to the ballpark, too. We had such great times and still do when given the opportunity to go. The KC Royals gave us a great baseball season last year, so we are hopeful 2015 will be fun, too. Please do try this lemonade - the cream puts it waaay over the top of any lemonade I have ever had. Soooo good! Thanks for coming by today and have a great day.
Sara @ Bitz & GigglesSusie, this lemonade looks SO good. . .and with that wonderful cream on top??? I'm on a mission now to get my hubby to write one of my posts! Hmmm. . .or maybe that wouldn't be such a good idea, knowing him. LOL
Susie GallI'll be keeping my fingers crossed for your success in recruiting your husband. I'm now waiting until the opportune time for mine to guest post again:-) Maybe, we should have one day a year (or month) set aside for all food blogger spouses to write a guest post. We could create an award:-) I better quit dreaming and get busy writing - talk later. By the way - thanks so much for your sweet comments about the lemonade. It is soooo good.
Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From ScratchI love the addition of Raspeberry Cream! These look so yummy!
Susie GallThank you, Serena. This drink is so delicious - the cream adds a subtle touch of fruit flavor, and the lemonade stays as refreshing as ever.