Friday, May 7, 2010

Seeing Red?

Day 127.

Strawberries are in season in Florida, so here in Georgia, they're very inexpensive this time of year. In case you hadn't noticed, I've been on a strawberry kick this week. First, I made English muffins and topped them with homemade peanut butter and sliced strawberries. Then, I made strawberry pancakes. Today, I'm pleased to share with you a delicious summer thirst quencher: Strawberry Lemonade.

Strawberry Lemonade

What You Need:
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (It took me 6 large lemons to get this amount)
  • 1 lb fresh strawberries, cut into chunks and hulls removed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar or honey (honey would be wonderful, but I used sugar since it's cheaper)
  • optional: lemon slices and/or strawberries to float in the pitcher or glasses
How it's Done:
  1. Puree strawberries with lemon juice in your blender. 
  2. Stir together in a pitcher 2 cups warm water and the sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Blend in the other 2 cups of cold water and the strawberry-lemon puree.
  3. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Float lemon slices and strawberries in the pitcher or glasses as desired.


Michelle J said...

My girls would go crazy for this! We've got about another month until the strawberries here are going. It's hard to wait!

Mandy said...

This looks great! I assume you can use frozen strawberries as well? I froze a bunch when they were on sale. I need to make this!

Andrea said...

Wow what great color!!! Strawberry lemonaid is the best, homemade strawberry lemonaid has got to be illegal in some states :) I have 10 lbs of berries in my freezer now. Some of them will become this! My daughter will go crazy for it :)

Michelle said...

If you leave them frozen when you puree them, you'll have a strawberry-lemonade slush, which sounds heavenly. If you thaw them out first, you'll get results like mine, which was juice. Very tasty, vitamin-C packed juice. Mmmm. I wish it wasn't already all gone!

heather said...

yum! can't wait to try these. i bought 4 lbs last week and froze 2 lbs of them. its almost picking time here...well come june and i have some ready to be planted in my garden this yr

tunamarie said...

My mouth is watering! It looks so fresh!

Anonymous said...

This is what I am having right now, it's delish!! Course I just used frozen lemonade.

Kathy said...

Great photography! I love the brand that you are including on each photo.

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