Tuesday, June 10, 2014

strawberry lemonade.



A few weeks ago, I posted about homemade lemonade. Well, I just made lemonade a little better by adding strawberries.

Just wash and cut about 2 cups of strawberries, and then puree them in a blender or a food processor. Once mixed add to your homemade lemonade. See recipe below for lemonade recipe.

This recipe also taste great mixed with sparkling water.

You'll need: 1 3/4 cups of sugar // 8 cups of water // 2-3 lemons // boil 1 cup of water with 1 3/4 cups of sugar to make a simple syrup // allow syrup to cool //  squeeze the juice from 2-3 lemons...the amount of lemons used depends on your own personal taste buds...I personally like a lot of lemon...my kiddos like it mild. // mix lemon juice and 7 cups of cold water to the simple syrup and your done! // now you have fresh, all natural, no preservatives added lemonade.
note: This recipe is really, really, really sweet! I make mine a little on the sweet side b/c I like to add chilled sparkling water to my lemonade and I need that sweetness to keep it tasting good. Feel free to adjust the sugar amount or just add more water depending upon your preference.

Cost: about $1.50 a pitcher

3 comments:

michelle @ this little light said...

It’s sweet, simple joys like this that make me crave summer. Cannot WAIT to try it! Mmmmm...

Susan Liberatore said...

YUM!!!

Chelsea Covington said...

YUM!!!