You could say my kids are lemonade fiends. Usually I just make fresh lemonade but there were strawberries in my fridge recently that needed to be used so…hence strawberry lemonade. The kids were just as happy, if not happier, with my new strawberry version.
I’ve been making my lemonade for many, many years and it’s always well received. So I decide to throw in the strawberries and it worked beautifully. I will say the berries were a little past their prime so it was a good way to use them up.
Making fresh lemonade is a bit of a task, especially if you don’t have an electric juicer. I do have one but often prefer to do it by hand.
The real time-consuming part is straining the strawberry puree but I will tell you it’s worth it. Especially when your kids shower you with compliment after compliment.
“Mom, you make the best lemonade.” “Mom, when can you make this again?” Who wouldn’t want to hear that? Next time I make it, I will get them involved in the action.
So Farmer’s Market Week continues with my wonderful blogger friends and more great recipes using fresh produce. Check out the delicious offerings in the links below.
Bing Cherry and Peach Galette by The Freshman Cook
Bruschetta with Marinated Tomatoes and Ricotta by The Redhead Baker
Fresh Strawberry Lemonade by Family Around The Table
Kiwi Guacamole by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Summer Pasta Primavera by Palatable Pastime
Zucchini Raisin Cookies by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
How to Freeze Corn on the Cob by The Frugal Pantry
Fresh Strawberry Lemonade
- 8 ounces strawberries hulled and sliced in half
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup water
- Cold water to fill to a gallon
- 1 lemon sliced
- In a blender puree strawberries. Strain puree through a sieve to remove seeds. Set strained puree aside.
- In a small saucepan combine water and sugar. Over medium heat dissolve sugar in water (simple syrup). In a one gallon container, place simple syrup, and stir, making sure sugar dissolved. Add lemon juice, strawberry puree, and water to render one gallon. Stir well until well mixed. Pour strawberry lemonade over a glass of ice and garnish glasses with lemon slice.