5 delicious recipes that use lemonade as an ingredient

May 31, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. ET

Nothing delivers the taste of summer quite like a nice, tall glass of lemonade. But that magical drink can do so much more than that. Try these five quick recipes to see just how far your favorite summer drink can go.

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Baked lemonade doughnuts with strawberry glaze

Ingredients:

(For the doughnuts)

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup Simply Lemonade
  • 1 lemon's zest
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

(For the glaze)

  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Simply Lemonade (can play with measurement)
  • 4 tablespoons freeze-dried strawberries, finely chopped

Directions:

(For the doughnuts)

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray doughnut pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until blended.
  4. Fill each pan cavity with mixture up to the center post, about 1/2 to 2/3 full.
  5. Bake 7 – 9 minutes in preheated oven or until the tops of the doughnuts spring back when touched.
  6. Remove doughnuts immediately from pan and allow to cool on wire rack.

(For the glaze)

  1. Combine powdered sugar, lemonade and crushed freeze-dried strawberries. Stir well and allow glaze to sit. If too thick, you can thin out with additional lemonade by adding very small amounts at a time.
  2. Dip cooled doughnuts in glaze. Doughnuts are best served fresh, otherwise store in airtight container.

Next: Lemonade scones

This post was sponsored by Simply Lemonade.

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