Our raspberries are in full swing. As any pioneer, I try to use all of the crop when it’s ready to harvest. I made raspberry jelly, but with an entire shelf in the pantry filled with jam and jellies, I’d met my quota.
I always freeze raspberries to use in later baked goods, like my scrumptious Raspberry Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake. Simply pick your berries and dump them in a Ziploc bag. I’ve never laid mine out on wax paper or a sheet to freeze and I’ve never had a problem of them sticking together.
But today, I wanted to make something easy and refreshing on a hot summer day. You can’t get much more refreshing than this picture.
Fresh Raspberry Juice Recipe:
2 cups fresh raspberries
4 ice cubes
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup water
Dump all ingredients in a blender and process until liquefied. My kids didn’t want mint in there’s, but I added a sprig to mine. I think the mint would be awesome blended into the drink as well.
Raspberries tend to be tart, so I needed a little bit of sweetener. I think a few tablespoons of Nutella would be yummy in place of the honey, too.
What’s your favorite summertime drink?