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

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.

Realtor by day, Chef by night June 19, 2012

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.

Lavender Lynn May 31, 2012