My grandpop used to say that the best tasting foods always looked the worst. That is true, to a point. Ginger, for example, looks like a knobby old piece of wood. The taste, however, is explosive, out of this world, almost. Caramelized onions look like giant piles of mush. The smell alone, on the other hand, can make your mouth water uncontrollably.
Yes, there are some nasty looking foods that taste unbelievable. There are some pretty foods that taste gross. And then, there are some pretty foods that taste phenomenal. Blueberries are just beautiful. They are a gorgeous, lush, deep blue. And when you pulverize them into tiny little bits for ice cream, drinks or desserts, they turn a shocking, vibrant violet.
Yes, it’s nice to be able to sip this blueberry lemonade slushy in front of people. It’s just pretty. And tasty. It’s got a hint of tart along with a good swipe of sweet. Just the right mix of the two. The icy, slushy bit of it isn’t bad either (see, look at that. I managed to talk about cold drinks without mentioning unbearable heat).
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1½ cups lemonade
- 2 cups ice
- In a blender, combine all of the above ingredients until the ice is fully crushed.