Saturday, July 28, 2012

Strawberry Lemonade

Lemonade is a perennial summer favorite.  We love it at our house and make it as treat for our family.  We either make it by the pitcher or glassful.  It reminds us so much of the lemonade at the county fair where they make it right in front of you...delicious AND refreshing.

Our two sons were entertaining on a 90+ degree day.  They are amateur filmmakers and were filming shots outside with a couple of friends, so some cold watermelon and lemonade seemed just the ticket.  However, while regular lemonade was perfectly fine; strawberry lemonade sounded even better.  I had made this for the first time some months ago when going on a picnic with a friend and it turned out great.  

So, that's what I decided to make.  It's super easy and fast.

Start with a great basic recipe for lemonade.  We have our own recipe, I use half of a lemon per 12 oz of water.  Sweeten with 2 tsp of sugar (or more to taste.) But if you want to make a pitcher's worth, then here's a great recipe and it makes 2 quarts.  Click here for recipe.
Next, you add one cup of fresh or frozen strawberries to your blender for 2 quarts.  Add with some water to blend easier.  Blend until finely pureed and strain if desired.  I have a Vita Mix blender, so my puree was totally liquefied.  Add to your lemon concentrate and add water to the mix.  Sweeten to taste.  How much sugar will depend upon how sweet your berries are, but you'll need to add some as the lemons will be tart.  

Voila! There you go...strawberry lemonade.  Couldn't be easier.  I want to try this with other fruit as well, peach and mango to mention a few.  So fun...and you don't need a juicer to make this!

By the way, the guys LOVED the lemonade!  They were surprised by it being homemade and it tasted great on such a hot day. 

What fruit do you think would be fabulous with lemonade?  Blessings!
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Linked to Miz Helen's Country Cottage , Fresh Foods Wednesday Blog Hop


  1. You make the best strawberry lemonade!! I've started keeping lemons on hand now...and I make it for Elia with stevia!

    1. That's awesome,so glad you liked're an amazing mother and wife!! (And friend!!)

  2. Hi Nancy,
    Your Strawberry Lemonade looks delicious, I just love a nice lemonade. Your Community Picnic looks like so much fun! Hope you are having a great day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
    A New Follower

    1. Thanks Miz! It's great to connect with you...looking forward to your posts!

  3. yup - your lemonade looks fantastic! i love lemonade in the summer time and never do get enough of it. i have a few extra strawberries kickin around too - they could be put to good use here :)

    thank you for taking the time to share with us at The Wednesday Fresh Foods Blog Hop - we hope to see you again this week with more incredible posts! xo, kristy

    1. Thanks Kristy, and thanks for hosting Fresh Foods Blog Hop! Enjoying your posts too... :)

      Blessings, Nancy