7 Ways to Have Your Lemonade and Eat It Too
Cool off with these lemonade-inspired treats.
With warm weather finally here, there’s no better way to cool off than with a tall glass of lemonade. Sweet, tangy and tart, this summery drink is the ultimate refresher. However, sipping on lemonade isn’t the only or even the best way to enjoy it. Turns out, you can indulge in lemonade in a number of ways, from frozen pie to fried chicken (uh huh). Here are seven lemonade-inspired foods we’ll be whipping up all summer long:
4-Ingredient Frozen Lemonade Pie (pictured above)
This 4-Ingredient Frozen Lemonade Pie from Food Network Kitchen is as sweet and tart as an ice-cold glass of lemonade. Better yet, it can be prepped in just 15 minutes — all you need is lemon sorbet, sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream and a ready-to-go graham cracker pie crust.
Brighten up your next summer cookout with a pretty-in-pink lemonade cake. Not only is the ombré pink exterior breathtakingly beautiful, but the lemony batter and fluffy, meringue-style frosting also makes this tender cake super moist.
Lemonade and fried chicken are the unexpected mashup you never knew you needed. Soak skin-on drumsticks in a lemon-packed marinade for at least four hours (or up to overnight) before coating them with panko. Pro tip: dip the drumsticks in mayo before rolling them in panko to evenly distribute the breadcrumbs.
Lemon doesn’t always have to taste mouth-puckeringly sour. These strawberry lemonade bars mask the tartness of lemon by adding freeze-dried strawberries to the filling. Dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving for a fruity treat.
This dreamy Strawberry-Pink Lemonade Icebox Cake requires no oven at all. Simply stack round lemon-flavored cookies in between layers of homemade whipped cream. For an added touch, grind up freeze-dried strawberries to give your whipped cream a gorgeous ruby hue.
Because sometimes we all need something a little stronger than lemonade. Enter: Food Network Kitchen’s Easy Boozy Lemonade Pie. To make it, mix lemon sorbet with sweetened condensed milk and lemon-flavored vodka. Fold homemade whipped cream into the boozy lemon sorbet mixture, pour into a pie crust and freeze until set.
Bring on the sweet, sugary vibes of strawberry lemonade with Jeff Mauro’s pink whoopie pies. His fuss-free recipe calls for boxed strawberry cake mix and an easy filling made from unsalted butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice.