|I was shocked to see how nice the berries looked!|
First I googled strawberry lemonade and came up with a recipe from Heather's Dish.
She suggested using the whole lemon rind included, which I had never heard of. I did use a simple syrup recipe instead of adding the water and sugar separately. This is basically bringing a cup of water and a cup of sugar to a boil on the stove top and then allowing to cool.
After blending the lemons and syrup, I added 1 cup of strawberries and blended.
This is how it looked.
I would be happy to drink it with all the pulp, but I know my kids would not like it that way, so I strained the pulp and kept the juice. Afterward I added water to fill the pitcher.
I do have to say, I had to add more sugar. I think the rinds add a more tart taste so it's not as sweet as when you just use the juice. Next time I would just use the lemon juice and leave out the rinds.
Not to say it tastes bad, because it doesn't.
It was very tasty and fresh. I would just leave out the rinds so I wouldn't have to add more than a cup of sugar.
It's a sugar control thing and not a taste thing.
Get it? If your a mom, I think you do.
So it's not only tasty but beautiful too.
I still had lots of strawberries left over after this, so I also made a strawberry juice concentrate and froze it for another day. I'll post the recipe for that another time.
And so it was me and my lemonade on a rainy spring day, dreaming of summertime. . . .