Strawberry Cooler Recipe
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Strawberry Cooler Recipe

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During the dog days of summer, my family looks for a cold, thirst-quenching drink. I like this ons because it's sparkling, refreshing and fast and easy to make.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 cups water
  • 5 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • Crushed ice
  • Whole strawberries, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 116 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a blender, process the water, strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and peel in batches until smooth. Strain the berry seeds if desired. Pour into a pitcher; stir in the ginger ale. Serve in chilled glasses over ice. Garnish with whole berries if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Cooler in Country Extra July 2002, p49

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2014

"With summer on the way (yes, I'm being optimistic!) this is a wonderful and refreshing drink to have on hand. I followed the recipe the first time. The next time, in place of the lemon juice, I added some lemonade concentrate to taste. What a wonderful change. You might want to reduce the sugar a little if you add concentrate."

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"This is very refreshing and has a delicious flavour. Had to use 1c sugar b/c the strawberries weren't quite sweet enough. Made ahead so it would be nice and cold and mixed in the ginger ale just before serving. Poured it into margarita glasses for presentation. This recipe could easily be a substitute for a non-alcoholic strawberry margarita! Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2011

"This is super delicious!!"

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