This fresh squeezed lemonade recipe is made in less than 10 minutes, and you only need three ingredients. Homemade lemonade is the perfect recipe when you have leftover lemons!
The fresh sour taste of the lemons makes this drink very nice in the summer. I don't mind if it's still a little sour, but you can easily adjust that to taste by adding more or less sugar.
Making your own lemonade not only tastes better, but it's also easy to do. This is also fun to do with kids! Have them squeeze the lemons and measure out the sugar.
What to do with the lemon peel
You'll have a lot of lemon peel left over when making lemonade. You can throw these away, but you can also turn them into candied lemon peel.
These sweet strips are delicious to eat dipped in chocolate on their own, but it is also widely used as an ingredient in cakes and cookies.
You can also make this recipe with other fruits, such as oranges or limes, but did you know that strawberry puree is also a great base for lemonade?
Lemons - I recommend using organic lemons. By using unsprayed lemons, you can be sure that you are ingesting as few chemicals as possible.
Sugar - regular granulated sugar is good enough for this lemonade. You can also use coconut sugar or honey to make the syrup.
Making lemon lemonade is really easy. You start by making a sugar syrup and let it cool.
Meanwhile, squeeze the lemons and pour the lemon juice into the sugar syrup through a strainer. Top it off with cold water and let it cool completely in the refrigerator.
Lemonade is best-served ice cold with some ice cubes.
- Citrus juicer and a strainer.
- Pouring jug and glasses. It's nice if you can cover the jug so nothing can fall in and a wasp doesn't accidentally get into your drink.
- A saucepan and a measuring cup.
Store this lemon lemonade in the refrigerator. This way, it will stay good for about three days.
In the freezer, you can store this lemonade for about six months. Tip Freeze the lemonade in ice cube bags. This way, you can easily defrost the desired amount.
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- 4 cups or 1 liter water
- 3 lemons
- ½ cup or 100 grams sugar
- Put 100 ml of water together with the sugar in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Let the water simmer gently while stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Let the sugar water cool before continuing.
- Squeeze the lemons and add the juice to a carafe or bottle.
- Add the rest of the water and sugar water and stir well.
- Put it in the refrigerator to cool completely, and serve the lemonade with ice cubes and lemon slices if desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 46Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 0g