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Homemade Lemonade Recipe -How To Make The Best Homemade Lemonade

Quench your summer thirst with this zesty bliss of homemade fresh-squeezed lemonade.



Summer is in full swing, how does a glass of cool, crisp, refreshing lemonade sound? Fresh squeezed lemonade isn't as time-consuming as you'd think. This refreshing fresh-squeezed lemonade recipe is made in a matter of minutes and comes out perfect every time. Why not embrace the Summer heat with a glass of cool, crisp, lemonade.


Did you know you can freeze homemade lemonade?


During the hot Summer months there's nothing quite as satisfying as a glass of homemade lemonade. What if I told you that you can have this delightful beverage at your fingertips whenever you desire, without the need for preparation each time? By freezing your homemade lemonade, you can effortlessly store and enjoy its tangy goodness whenever the mood strikes. In this blog post, I will share a simple method to freeze your homemade lemonade, allowing you to savor its refreshing taste with minimal effort.


Step-by-Step Guide:


1. Prepare a Double or Triple Batch:

To ensure you have an ample supply of frozen lemonade, begin by preparing a double or triple batch of the syrup and lemon juice. By doing so, you'll have enough to last for multiple servings.


2. Combine Syrup and Lemon Juice:

Once you have your batch of syrup and freshly squeezed lemon juice, combine the two in a mixing bowl. The mixture should be well-blended to ensure a consistent flavor throughout your frozen lemonade.


3. Freeze in a Zip-lock Bag:

To freeze your homemade lemonade, transfer the combined syrup and lemon juice into a zip-lock bag. Ensure that the bag is sealed tightly, leaving no room for air to enter. Laying the bag flat helps in achieving an even distribution of the liquid, making it easier to thaw and mix later on.


4. Add Water When Ready to Drink:

When the time comes to enjoy your homemade lemonade, remove the frozen zip-lock bag from the freezer. Thaw it at room temperature until the mixture is partially slushy. At this point, you can add the desired amount of cold water to dilute the mixture to your preferred taste. Stir gently to combine, and your refreshing homemade lemonade is ready to be savored.


Freezing homemade lemonade is a fantastic way to ensure instant refreshment during hot summer days. Following this straightforward method, you can prepare a double or triple batch of lemonade syrup and juice, freeze it, and conveniently add water whenever you're ready to enjoy a glass.


Why doesn't my sugar dissolve in homemade lemonade?


Solving the Common Dilemma of Sugar Not Dissolving in Homemade Lemonade.


Making a refreshing pitcher of homemade lemonade is a delightful experience however, there is a challenge that frequently arises - the sugar's stubbornness to dissolve in the water and then settle at the bottom. There is a simple and effective solution to this predicament. By creating a simple syrup with a blend of sugar and water, you can ensure that the sugar dissolves before incorporating it into the lemon juice. Let's explore this essential step that guarantees a flawlessly mixed and utterly satisfying glass of lemonade.


How to make a simple syrup

Begin by combining equal parts of sugar and water in a saucepan. Place it over low heat, stirring gently until the sugar fully dissolves, resulting in a clear and syrupy consistency. This crucial step allows the sugar to dissolve completely, leaving no granules behind. By dissolving the sugar completely before combining it with the lemon juice, you unlock the secret to a well blended and smooth glass of lemonade.


How to make simple syrup for homemade lemonade.

Simply mix 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a small pan and heat on low until the sugar is dissolved. Stirring frequently.


How long does homemade lemonade stay good?

Homemade lemonade will stay good for 5-7 days in the refrigerator.


NOTE Homemade lemonade can easily be modified according to your taste. If you prefer a sweeter lemonade add more sugar, If you prefer a tart lemonade add less sugar. I do recommend following the recipe the first time you make lemonade.


TIP Firmly roll your lemons back and forth on the counter a few times. This step will soften the lemons and release the juices making it easier for you to juice them.



What are the ingredients in homemade lemonade?

There are three ingredients in this refreshing lemonade recipe.

Lemons

Sugar

Water

 


How to make perfect lemonade


Ingredients

1 cup sugar ( for the syrup )

1 cup water ( for the syrup )

1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

3 to 4 cups of cold water

Ice- lots of ice


Step 1 Make the syrup by combining 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a small pan. Heat on low and stir frequently until the sugar is dissolved.


Step 2 Juice the lemons while the syrup is heating. Approximately 6 lemons should make one cup of juice.


Step 3 Pour the lemon juice and syrup into a pitcher. Add 3 cups of cold water and taste the lemonade before adding the fourth cup. The amount of water is a personal preference. Four cups of water can be added but keep in mind you will be adding ice that will dilute the lemonade.


Step 4 Chill, serve, and enjoy!


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