Blackberry Lemonade Recipe
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Blackberry Lemonade Recipe

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This is a great beverage for any summer gathering, whenever blackberries are in season—usually June and July. It has a tangy, refreshing flavor.—Rich Murray, Nevada, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 to 2 drops blue food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 152 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 2g fiber), trace protein


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 2 cups water and sugar to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Stir in the lemon juice, lemon peel and remaining water; cool slightly.
  2. In a blender, combine 1 cup of lemon mixture and the blackberries; cover and process until blended. Strain and discard seeds. Pour blackberry mixture and remaining lemon mixture into a pitcher; stir well. Add food coloring if desired. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve in chilled glasses over ice. Yield: about 1-1/2 quarts.
Originally published as Blackberry Lemonade in Taste of Home June/July 2003, p12

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Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"I just made half the recipe, but used the same amount of blackberries. I added it to a store bought blackberry lemonade that was tasteless! Now its yummy!"

Reviewed Aug. 17, 2010

"Absolutely deicious. It didn't have time to chill. My family loved it. Thank you!"

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"I love the flavor combination, but will use Splenda instead of sugar to lower the calorie count."

Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"Great refreshing summertime drink. Can also make from frozen blackberries in the dead of winter to shake off the wintertime blahs."

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