Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Saw Giada make this on Giada at Home, episode, Let Them Eat Cake. Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (12 ounce) bag frozen unsweetened mixed berries, thawed
  • 1 (12 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 cup vanilla simple syrup, recipe follows
  • 3 cups water (or more to taste)
  • ice
  • Vanilla Simple Syrup

  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 vanilla bean, cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed, pod reserved


  1. In a blender, combine the berries, lemonade concentrate and syrup. Blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into a large pitcher(The blended mixture can be strained through a fine mesh sieve to remove the berry seeds, if preferred). Add the water and stir, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Pour the lemonade into ice-filled glasses and serve.
  2. To make Vanilla Simple Syrup:.
  3. In a small saucepan, over medium heat combine the sugar, water, vanilla bean seeds, and vanilla pod. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool, about 20 minutes. Strain before using.
  4. Yield: 1 cup.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was so yummy! I had a cup of simple syrup left from another recipe that I needed to use up. I added a teaspoon of vanilla extract to it and proceeded with the rest of the recipe. It was really good and also looked so pretty.

5 5

Wonderful explosive Flavor!!! I didn't use the vanilla bean didn't have any. I used home frozen berries from our freezer. Made for PRMR.