The first time we visited Tina's Cafe in Ruidoso, New Mexico, we all ordered Tina's specialty drink…
Lavender lemonade. 🙂
I was hooked from my first sip! Even our kids, who were small and still developing their tastes for the “finer things”, loved it. Even my then very skeptical husband loved it!
And I love nothing more than trying new things and recreating them in my own kitchen — especially when I can take something that's normally full of sugar and make it healthier. Because if we only enjoyed lavender lemonade at Tina's, we'd get it less than once a year!
(Tina's pie was also my inspiration for this Southern Coconut Cream Pie! So, Tina, if you're reading this, thank you for opening your cafe and providing our family with lots of wonderful food experiences!)
Stevia-Sweetened Lavender Lemonade
We don't eat sugar in our home, so this stevia-sweetened lavender lemonade is a perfect drink for us.
Trim Healthy Mamas, you can enjoy this Fuel Pull (FP) drink in any setting, too!
It's a little sweet, a little sour, and a little floral — so lovely and refreshing, especially on a hot day!
- Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
- Add lavender flowers.
- Remove from the heat and steep for at least 1 hour. (If you leave it longer, or even overnight, that's okay!)
- Strain into a pitcher.
- Add the remaining 4 cups of water, the lemon juice, and the stevia.
- Stir and serve over ice.
- Store in the refrigerator.
Do you sweeten lemonade with stevia instead of sugar or honey? Have you ever added herbs to lemonade?
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