Until very recently I had never had Homemade Lemonade! Yes I know! How is that even possible?
Ever since I had it – I can’t get enough of it!
We had some fresh strawberries and lemons and this wonderful Strawberry Lemonade was created!
I was amazed at how simple homemade lemonade is to make? It took about 10 minutes (including the squeezing time) and the large pitcher we made lasted about another 10 minutes! For some reason I believed it would involve a lengthy process and the results would not really be worth the effort! How wrong I was?
Simple, quick recipe – amazing results!
The only thing you really have to watch out for is the lemons – as all lemons are different! Some are sweeter, some are tart, some are sour. You will have to taste the lemon and strawberry mixture (before adding the water) a few times to make sure you have the right balance of sweetness!
Here’s the recipe for Strawberry Lemonade:
Makes 2 Quarts/64 oz
1 C fresh lemon juice (that took 3 lemons for this recipe)
1 C fresh strawberries, hulled
1 C sugar
Squeeze the juice out of the lemons over a large cup/pitcher
Add the lemon juice to a blender and add the hulled strawberries.
Blend the mixture until the strawberries are totally crushed.
Pour mixture into a 2-quart pitcher
Add the sugar and stir well
TASTE TEST – This is the stage you need to taste the mixture. Is it too sweet? If so, add a little more lemon juice. If it is too sour, add a little more sugar but continue to taste it!
Add cold water to fill the pitcher to the 2-quart mark
You are ready to serve!
Serve over ice and garnish with slices of lemon and strawberry!