Happy Memorial Day! I’m kicking off summer with some delicious strawberry-kiwi lemonade. Making homemade lemonade is a cinch. And it is just so much better than anything you can buy. The same principle works for any kind of fruit lemonade you can think up. Raspberry lemonade? Just replace the strawberries and kiwis with raspberries. It’s awesome. You just need your base simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar), another equal part lemon juice, and then fruit and water. It’s super easy and it is freezable! I always make a huge batch so that I can freeze it for later use throughout the summer. Just pour the concentrate into a gallon freezer bag and lay flat in the freezer until solid. You can measure it out beforehand and mark it on the bag so you know how much is in there months later. I like to freeze it in varying sizes so I can have small sip-on-the-porch sizes and larger feed-a-thirsty-crowd sizes.
Time to Make It: 30 minutes
Yield: about 3 quarts
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups lemon juice (6 large lemons for me)
1 lb strawberries, hulled and halved
4 kiwis, peeled and halved
Water and Ice
1. In a small saucepan, create a simple syrup by combining the sugar and water over medium-high heat. Stir until the mixture goes clear (it should only take a few minutes).
2. Toss your fruit (strawberries and kiwis in this case) into the blender. Add in the lemon juice and simple syrup. Blend until smooth. At this point you have lemonade concentrate like you’d buy frozen in a store. You can freeze yours for later use.
3. When you want to serve it, combine the concentrate with ice water to taste. I prefer my lemonade on the strong side.
Check out how easy it is to make! My kids love making lemonade.