Lemonade is one of those things the kids beg for in the summer. It is also super easy to make, if you have the lemons. I can’t seem to find a good frozen lemonade that doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup…except for one at Trader Joe’s. I really like the taste of homemade lemonade the best.
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2/3 – 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 4 – 5 lemons)
4 cups water
3 cups ice
In a small sauce pan, heat up the 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar to make a simple syrup. Once the sugar has been desolved, take off the heat and let cool. Squeeze lemon juice from lemons into a pyrex measuring cup. This way you know how much juice you are getting and can measure correctly. Combine juice and simple syrup in a pitcher and add ice and additional 4 cups of water.
I like my lemonade a little less tart, so I use less juice. You can add up to 1 cup of lemon juice to your taste.
Enjoy the summer!