It’s a Lemonade kinda day

It’s HOT!
Time for a cool drink……….
Caffeine Free Lemon Iced Coffee Drink - from
It got hot here in the East way too quickly this year.  I had such a craving today for a lemon drink that I grew up with.   I had to pick up a few choice lemons and stir up a batch of the best lemon drink you’ll ever taste.

This drink is a twist on Ice Tea and Lemonade.  You’ll need a jar of Coffee substitute like Cafix Brand.  These coffee substitutes are made from grains, usually barley roasted and sweetened with some molasses. Cafix is delicious hot or cold.  I usually mix some in with my heated Soy milk in the morning. 

Just mix up a pitcher of your favorite lemonade.  Then pour in enough Cafix syrup to turn the lemon aide a deep brown.  Some in my family like to add just a little, I like a lot………   To make the coffee / Cafix syrup:  heat about 2 cups of water to a boil and then stir in 1/4 cup or so of Cafix.  Stir until the powder dissolves.   You can keep the syrup in the fridge to use for future batches.  Each time you make up some lemonade, just pour in a little syrup to the pitcher and stir.




Caffeine Free Lemon Iced Coffee Drink - from

Cafix syrup in the corked bottle





My husband had never had this drink when we met 18 years ago and now its his favorite too.   Its sweet but has a great secondary taste of hearty roasted grains as well as the sour lemon that is so refreshing on a hot day.

If you can’t find a coffee substitute where you live it is

available at iHerb for about $5 a jar.  Great deal!

I’ve also purchased it from Whole Foods and other health food stores.  It’s not the only brand,it’s just the one I’m used to getting.  I’m sure others are similar in taste and ingredients. Pero is another popular coffee substitute also

available at iHerb.

Caffeine Free Lemon Iced Coffee Drink - from

Today I tried the new NuNaturals Lemon Flavor Liquid Stevia in my Cafix Lemonade and it worked great.

A few droppers full in the pitcher was a perfect sweetness and that great lemon taste.

Sugar Free and delicious!

Caffeine Free Lemon Iced Coffee Drink - from
Try a “fancied up” lemonade next time by adding a touch of coffee substitute syrup to the pitcher.You’ll never be satisfied with plain lemonade again!


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3 thoughts on “It’s a Lemonade kinda day

  1. narf77

    Yeah I am going to leave that lemony goodness for you girl, it’s FRIGID over here and all I am craving is hot drinks. I just made my morning green smoothie with ice and am thinking I might have to have a shower just to bring my core body temp back up again! Cheers for the new boards by the way, I am just going to have to give up sleeping to accomodate my Pinterest addiction…small sacrifice methinks 😉

  2. An Unrefined Vegan

    We’ve had quite a few lemonade-worthy days this month! I love an Arnold Palmer (tea/lemonade), but have never heard of this combination! I can’t wait to try it. I love Dandy Blend as a coffee substitute and I’ve also been using Teecchino, which I don’t like quite as much.

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