I was in the grocery store yesterday morning and as I walked by the produce section the fragrant smell of peaches hit me. Oh goodness. I love fruit and veggies year round but there is just nothing in this world like the flavor of in season produce. With that in mind, I’m bringing you my peach lemonade.
Today I’m showing you how to make it with canned peaches but fresh work even better. The main benefit of canned means you can have this year round. The instructions are the same no matter which you use, you’ll just peel and pit your fresh peaches first. I’ll be making mine with fresh in July or August, when the clingfree peaches come in, because those are my favorite.
This peach lemonade is sugar free except for the natural sweetness of the peaches themselves and it’s a wonderfully delicious treat that will delight everyone! Don’t want to use Crystal Light? Use your favorite lemonade mix in it’s place, no worries. Let me show you how easy this is and then we can all take a break and chat at the end of the post.
To start with you’ll need a 29 ounce can of peaches in juice and enough Crystal Light to make 2 quarts (1 packet).
If you are using fresh peaches, I’d use 3-4. Peel those and remove the pits.
Place peaches in blender and puree until fully liquified.
Don’t drink it. I know it will be tempting. Okay, taste just a little bit If you’re using fresh, in season peaches, now is a great time to peel and eat one as a snack. I love fresh peaches but I cannot handle that fuzzy peel.
Have you ever peeled and sliced a really sweet peach and then put it in a bowl and poured heavy cream over it? MMM!
Fill a 2 quart pitcher up halfway with water and stir in lemonade mix until dissolved.
Add peach puree and stir well. Place in fridge for a few hours to chill or serve over ice immediately.
INSTANT SUMMER! Click here to see this recipe with strawberries!
Now grab a glass of peach lemonade and step out onto the back porch with me for a bit.
Now that summer is finally here, do you have any travel plans or are you planning on staying close to home? We have a little trip planned with family but other than that we just tend to be homebodies and enjoy being home as much as possible. I work all day each day but I take great delight in stepping out on my back porch with a glass of tea in the evenings. I’d love to hear what y’all have in store in the comments and I just bet you’ll inspire us all!
- 29 ounce can of peaches, in juice, drained*
- 1 pouch crystal light lemonade (enough to make 2 quarts)
- Place peaches in blender and puree until fully liquefied.
- Fill two quart pitcher halfway with water. Stir in drink mix. Add peach puree and fill the rest of the way with cold water. Stir well.
- Serve cold, over ice.
•You can use peaches in light syrup but make sure you drain them and know that it will add additional sugar.