Why you need a stick blender.

April 13, 2010

Cheap, Cooking

It’s actually been warm here, and when warm weather hits I like to make lemonade. It’s got a little less sugar than pop (I think), and it’s handy to have around. I sometimes make lemonade concentrate and keep a bottle in the fridge. The recipe is: Add a bunch of sugar to some water and heat it until the sugar dissolves. Add some lemon juice. Taste. Too sour? Add more sugar. Too sweet? Add more lemon juice. Good luck with that and let me know when you find an actual recipe that takes less guesswork.

Anyway, tonight I found a way to make it even more healthy! You’ll need the concentrate, a frozen strawberry and a stick blender – preferably one that is permanently stained from making curry.

Drop the berry.

Assembled items, wiped-off counter.

Soften it up with a bit o’ lemonade..

Sorry little guy.  You're gonna get it.

Get ready for some whirlin’.

We who are about to die salute you.

Whirl away!


Re-constitute and enjoy.

The first one I made I put all the water in before blending.  Less froth, but more mess.

Take that, Red Robin. I have your delicious lemonade right here!

(I really just left these directions so Lloyd would know how to make his own glass.)

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “Why you need a stick blender.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    The framing of your countertop pictures looks just like Veggie Tales.


    I hope Larry and Bob weren’t friends with that strawberry.


  2. Beth Said on:

    I’m glad this post was about strawberry lemonade.

    That first picture looked a lot like a glass of meatloaf grease at first glance and I was getting the jibblies seeing it with a straw.

    Strawberry lemonade…Harold will be jealous…


  3. Peggy Said on:

    I was hoping assuming the drink was going to be a new “Relieve all your stress after a rough day at work” kind of drink….all such drinks I like to drink with a straw!


  4. Annette Said on:

    I thought you were going to say you posted this so Lloyd could make one for ME! (It’s all about me!)


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