Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

We were going to take the Young Women up in the canyon for a picnic last night but the wind started blowing and then the rain started falling so we decided to just picnic in my backyard.  I got a little carried away with the picnic as I am likely to do when food is involved and I am in charge of it so it’s probably just as well that we ate on the deck because transporting all of this might have been a bit of a challenge.  The idea for this lemonade comes from a blog called “My Frugal Adventures” and while it was a pretty easy recipe, I decided to make it even easier and a little cheaper too what with the price of lemons currently.  I’ll give you her original recipe then tell you what I did.

strawberries, 8 medium or 10 small

1/2 cup – 1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons sugar

6 – 7 cups water

2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 8 lemons)

1  Squeeze lemons to get 2 cups juice.

2  Add strawberries to blender and puree for a few seconds.  Add 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 cup water.  Blend until it comes down to a nice juice.

3  Add strawberries to lemon juice then add sugar in amount to your liking and then add 5 – 6 cups water.

4  Chill well.

Here’s my version:

2 cans frozen lemonade concentrate

16 oz package fresh strawberries

1  Mix lemonade according to package directions.

2  Pulse strawberries in blender until they are liquid.

3  Add strawberries to lemonade and chill well.

Delicious!  The girls drank almost the whole gallon.

2 thoughts on “Strawberry Lemonade

  1. Yum!!! Carl and his family are visiting and I am always looking for good food to feed them. I have used your recipes over and over again because there are 11 adults with 8 of them are hungry young adults. One of them never seems to get full. He is always eating – he is a friend not one of the family. Thanks for all of the recipes. How is Bob getting along? Alice

    • I’m glad you use the recipes. Bob is doing as well as can be expected. He still has another 2 months of no lifting or bending. It’s been a long road so hopefully there is a bit of light at the end. Thanks for thinking of him!

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