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Strawberry Lemonade

 

As warmer weather approaches, we start to crave those thirst quenching cool summer drinks.  This recipe for Strawberry Lemonade comes from The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, and is a delightful twist on lemonade.  My whole family, adults and kids, enjoyed this delightful drink.

Here’s how I made it…

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First I washed, hulled and halved some fresh strawberries…
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Then I poured the strawberries, some sugar and water in my blender….

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And pureed the mixture…

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And poured it into a drink dispenser.  This recipe makes one gallon of lemonade, and I used a two gallon dispenser, since I don’t have a smaller one, but feel free to use a regular tea pitcher…

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Next, I squeezed several fresh lemons into the strawberry mixture.  I used to have my hubby, Don, squeeze the lemons for me in any of my lemon recipes, so was I really surprised when he came home with this little lemon squeezer gadget one day?  Nope…not at all…

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And I used a strainer to catch-all of the seeds…Note:  The second time I made this recipe, I also strained the strawberries.  Believe it or not, the strainer does catch some of those small strawberry seeds.

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Then I ended up with a puree mix of strawberries and lemon juice…

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Next, I added several cups of water and some additional sugar…

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And that’s it…Done!  When I make this in the future, and serve it on a hot day outdoors, I will puree extra strawberries and freeze some into ice cubes, along with some lemon juice, and add just before serving outdoors…

Cindy @ My Country Table

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Strawberry Lemonade


  • Author: Cindy Gibbs @ My Country Table
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 75

Description

A thirst quenching, satisfying, delightful strawberry lemonade!


Ingredients

  • 1 quart fresh strawberries
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice, 10 large lemons
  • 12 cups water, divided

Instructions

  1. Wash, hull and halve strawberries.
  2. Add the strawberries, 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a blender and puree.
  3. Squeeze the lemon juice into a strainer over a pitcher or drink dispenser.
  4. Add the remaining sugar and 11 cups of water and stir to mix.
  5. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

Notes

  • I pureed the strawberries, sugar and water, one half at a time in my blender.
  • Additional strawberry puree and lemon juice can be frozen in ice trays, to add to the lemonade just before serving.
  • Additional sugar can be added if you desire a sweeter lemonade.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8

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