Monday, June 28, 2010

Strawberry Lemonade

Rating: 5 stars!
Prep time: Easy

It's that time of summer when I find myself craving cold, fruity drinks all day long. Tonight I came up with this delicious creation to assuage that thirst, and it was perfect! I will definitely be making it again. Also, if I've calculated it correctly, it's only got a little over 7 grams of sugar per cup. Then again, I never said I was good at math....

1 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup finely chopped or pureed strawberries (I used frozen strawberries and just put them in the blender while still frozen to chop them up)
1/2 cup lemon juice
5 cups water

In small saucepan, combine sugar, water, and strawberries. Heat until boiling; reduce heat and simmer for three or four minutes. Cover and let stand in refrigerator for about 15 minutes. In pitcher, combine water and lemon juice. Add strawberry syrup and stir; serve over ice (if you serve the lemonade right away, it will still be warm from the syrup, so don't skimp on the ice!). Enjoy. I also would love to try this with blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc... the options are endless!


  1. I'm going to try this right now with some slightly overripe strawberry puree I have. I think the cooking will temper the overripe flavor. I'll let you know how it turns out. =)

  2. This. is. AMAZING! You could not tell that the strawberries I used were past their prime. So delicious -- especially for the crazy hot weather we have today. Thank you for sharing!

  3. No problem, and glad that you like it!!! We are LOVING it. It is so refreshing! I like that it is sweet and strawberry-ish, but not overwhelming like most lemonades.