Okay, let me just write this down before I forget it all:
Strawberry Peach Frozen Lemonade
- Juice of 3 lemons
- 5 strawberries
- 1 peach (skin can still be on, just take out the pit)
- 3 c ice
- 1 c water
- 1/4 c coconut sugar
- splash of vanilla
Blend it all up!! Serves 3 or 4, depending on how big your glasses are.
I was so thirsty at Vibra I dreamed about McDonald’s frozen strawberry lemonade because I heard Mommy say they were handing out samples one day. I think I knew (even in my dream) I wasn’t supposed to swallow anything so I dreamed I was just lying there with the frosty drink poured over my neck since I thought it would relieve me.
Well, those days are over, and I made my own version – with peach and coconut sugar! I picked up a bag of coconut sugar at Whole Foods and I wanted to try it out. I’ve read in some places that it has a lower glycemic index (35 out of 100), and in other places that don’t espouse this lower GI claim as fact. The bottom line for me is that it’s still sugar so I’ll use it sparingly. But the main draw for me is that it reminds me of gula melaka – the little brown chunks of sweetness Mommy used to bring home from our travels and would store in our fridge door for use in Nonya desserts that called for this specific kind of sugar.
Gula melaka is actually palm sugar (so Wikipedia tells me), not coconut sugar, but to the untrained palate like mine – hey, I’ll eat coconut sugar and be very happy, thank you very much. It is brown, and tastes….not like coconut…but different – that’s why I wanted to try it in this drink.
This is a wonderful summer cooler – I just blended up whatever was in the fridge.
Psst- try this iced. I love it cold, and my friend V was a big fan, too.