Perfect Homemade Lemonade

August 11th, 2010 by Dionna | 2 Comments
Posted in Adults, Children, Eclectic Learning, Healthy Living, natural parenting, Preschoolers, Teens, Toddlers

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We made fresh squeezed lemonade for a co-op class, and it was absolutely delicious. Here is our recipe1:

Ingredients

*Juice from 1 dozen lemons (Well, we only used 11; one of our lemons was consumed by the littles during the squeezing process)
*2 cups homemade simple syrup (uses 1.5 cups sugar, 2 cups water; see below for instructions)
*Approximately 1/2 cup lemon juice (I use the organic lemon juice from Costco; add this until your lemonade is tart enough for your family)
*Ice & water to make approx. 1 gallon of lemonade

Directions

*Make simple syrup: in a saucepan, heat 1.5 cups sugar and 2 cups water on medium low until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
*Juice lemons
*Combine lemon juice, simple syrup, and water to make approx. 3/4 gallon of lemonade. Add bottled lemon juice (or more squeezed lemons) to taste. We like ours pretty tart.
*Serve over plenty of ice.

This was the best homemade lemonade I have ever had. We will definitely make this summer treat again soon.

  1. Adapted from “Perfect Lemonade” on Simply Recipes

2 Responses to:
"Perfect Homemade Lemonade"

  1. Stephanie B. Cornais   mamaandbabylove

    Thanks for the recipe! I am doing my best to make everything from scratch these days. And I am neurotically planning my daughters 1st Birthday already. Its going to be yellow themed with sunflowers and lemons for decoration. So homemade lemonade would be the perfect party drink!

  2. Christie - Childhood 101   childhood101

    This post is perfect timing for me as Immy borrowed Maisy Makes Lemonade from the library last week and is itching to make lemonade. Thank you :)

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