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Lemon Berry Smoothie

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I made a salad for dinner. I didn’t plan on it being gross, but it was totally gross. I mean, gross in a way-too-good-for-you kind of way.

I don’t know. I just don’t even want to talk about it.

But I do want to talk about this lemon berry smoothie.

Lemon zest + fresh berries + ice cream = sweet, refreshing bliss!

Lemon berry smoothie in a blender.

You can’t get this novelty from one of those ice cream trucks.

And I’m talking about the ones (OK, specifically the one that I saw today) that is operating out of an all-white conversion van, with scary, too-friendly music playing from the inside of the van, probably on a tape player, and “ICE CREAM” window clings stuck on the side against the wood paneling.

So I guess it wasn’t all white after all. There was definitely some wood paneling.

But still.

You won’t find Lemon Berry bliss there, so when you see that thing pull into your neighborhood, you might as well run.

Lemon berry smoothie in a glass with smoothie drizzle.

I also enjoyed this Lemon Berry Smoothie because it was just begging to be served with some kind of a lemony sugary rimmed glass. I don’t know much about rimmed glasses, but I do know that lemon zest and sugar can, and should be, eaten straight up with aspoon.

And for the record, fresh strawberries dipped in lemon zest sugar is possibly my new favorite summer snack. Or “light” dessert.

I dare you to try this. Zest a lemon and rub it together with some sugar. Dip a fresh strawberry in it. Seriously. See if your life is ever the same again.

I should have dedicated a whole post to that.

Lemon berry smoothie with sugar covered strawberry.
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Lemon Berry Smoothie

Lemon Berry Smoothie


This lemon berry smoothie recipe is perfect for a summer treat. Made with simple, easy ingredients - super refreshing, simple, and bright.


  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • lemon zest (to taste)
  • about 10 fresh strawberries, or berries of your choice
  • cream or milk


  1. Blend together the ice cream and the berries.
  2. Adjust the consistency by adding cream or milk.
  3. Stir in lemon zest and serve with a lemon-sugar rimmed glass or fresh strawberry!
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: smoothie recipe, lemon smoothie, berry smoothie

Lemon berry smoothie in a glass with strawberries.

One last thing. I have exciting food blog/photography related news to share with you sometime early next week. Here’s my hint: Photoshop.

Speaking of Photoshop, I’m curious for all you food bloggers: what do you use to edit your photos? I’m trying to learn Photoshop, but it’s causing extreme feelings of frustration leading to overeating of salted dark chocolate. And I need an intervention.

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  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    Will try this especially the strawberry lemon zest sugar. Lovely. Maybe I could try raspberry with lime/calamansi zest sugar too!

  2. Skillful Cook Logo

    This is looking so yummy !! I love to visit to your website and check out new recipes. I like the way you share the information about the things you love. I am loving it…!!! 🙂

  3. Skillful Cook Logo

    I was a little bummed when I opened this recipe…I was so excited to see a smoothie recipe with lemons and berries…until I saw that ice cream is listed as the main ingredient. I think you should rename this a milkshake…smoothies, in my opinion, are made from plant foods, milk, and or yogurt. I associate them with a healthier option. I’m not saying milkshakes don’t have a place in our diets here and there, and I look at milkshake recipes sometimes, too…there’s room for balance, but maybe label it better for those of us who are on the hunt for a healthier option on your blog. I really appreciate the fact that you’re offering all these lovely recipes to your readers at no cost…I don’t want to come across as rude and bossy. Just offering a suggestion.