Monday, July 25, 2011
I am loving the summer! A few weeks back the kids decided to open a lemonade stand. The watered down lemonade (made from powder by eight year olds) gave me a craving for the real deal. So I rooted up this recipe...maybe someday I'll live in a house with a lemon tree in the backyard. Wouldn't that be paradise!
For homemade lemonade, you will need:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 to 4 additional cups cold water (to dilute)
Heat 1 cup each of sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely. While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice. Mix the juice and sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water to dilute. You can add more or less depending on how strong you like your lemonade. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it. If you are feeling fancy serve with ice and sliced lemons.