Fresh Lemonade with Raspberry Ice Cubes


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Here's another fun use for berries: ice cubes with raspberries inside! With this simple recipe, kids can help prepare for the 4th of July picnic or barbecue. They'll love watching the lemonade turn pink as the berry ice cubes melt in the glass

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  • 24 fresh raspberries
  • 1 can of frozen berry juice mix
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 1/3 C. sugar
  • 1 1/3 C. fresh lemon juice
  • 8 lemon slices

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Pour a can of berry juice concentrate into a pitcher. Add water according to package directions. Stir with a spoon until well mixed. Adult should pour the juice into two ice cube trays. Kids can add a raspberry to each section of the ice cube tray. Count together as child adds each berry. Place trays in the freezer to make berry ice cubes!

In a large pot, mix 2 quarts of water with 1 1/3 C. of sugar. Stir the mixture and bring to a boil. Make sure kids are very careful near the boiling water. When the mixture is boiling, reduce heat to simmer and cook until the sugar is dissolved. This should take about two minutes. Remove pot from the heat. Using a fine sieve, strain the lemon juice into the water/sugar mixture. Place in the refrigerator to chill. When you're ready to serve the chilled lemonade, let kids place a lemon slice on each of eight tall glasses. Again, count out loud together as child works. Kids can also fill each glass with raspberry ice cubes and help adult pour the lemonade. 

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