I feel fortunate to live in New England where we have four distinct seasons. Winter is my favorite, by far, because I adore snow. Even if I have to drive through it.
Culinarily speaking (I think I just made up a word), there’s something to look forward to with each changing season. By the time one season ends, I’m tired of making whatever it was that was appealing a few months earlier. With September upon us, I’m getting all warm and fuzzy at the prospect of baking and cooking with pumpkin, making huge batches of chili, my favorite McIntosh apples, pumpkin beer, and – of course – Patriot’s football. I’m totally over salads topped with grilled chicken, burgers, and loads of zucchini-anything to use up the abundant harvest.
There is one thing that I am always sad to say goodbye to in the fall, and that’s frozen drinks. Of course I could enjoy them year round, but they are most enjoyable on a warm summer afternoon or evening. One day this summer, I just started throwing things into the blender, and ended up with quite a refreshing beverage! Here is one more to enjoy while the final days of summer still linger.
Frozen Berry Delight
- 1 (6 oz) cup lemon italian ice
- 1 cup frozen berries
- 1/2 cup strawberry ice cream
- 1 cup fruit juice (I used cranberry juice, but it’s up to you!)
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Let sit about 5 minutes soften the berries and italian ice for easier blending. Blend until smooth, serve immediately. If you have a Vitamix, A) I’m jealous and B) you can probably skip the 5 min wait.