Thursday, October 27, 2016

Making Lemonade The Old Fashioned Way

Have you ever made Lemonade? I mean, real Lemonade? I haven't, and I can't explain why. I just guess it hadn't been on my radar. 

Well, I have now and I won't look back! Old fashioned lemonade doesn't taste ANYTHING like the store bought powder! This stuff is delicious! I used this recipe from but of course modified it a bit. You can see the original here.

Old Fashioned Lemonade
1 1/2 cups lemon juice (I used the juice of the lemons I grew this summer. Mine were Meyer lemons.)
1 3/4 cups sugar (I used 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup Splenda.)
8 cups water (I used 6 cups.)

I followed the advice of some people in the comments and heated my lemons before I squeezed them. I heated mine in some hot water from the tap. Many people mentioned in the comments that they put the lemons in the microwave. I didn't do that because I don't have one.)

Next I rolled them to release more of the juice.

I squeezed mine into a small pitcher and added all the pulp as well. However, my goal was to squeeze the pulp again to get more juice out of each lemon. My husband will not drink anything that contains pulp so I had to filter it out.  I used my kefir strainer because it will hold the pulp and allow me to squeeze it with a fork. The nine lemons gave me exactly 1 1/2 cups juice.

Mix everything together and enjoy!

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