Are your children still at home for the summer holidays? How many times has he said “I’m bored?” Or asked for another breakfast? One of my favorite ways to entertain my little boy – even to learn a little without seeing him – is to find something delicious for him to help me in the kitchen.
When we think of summer flavors, the two that immediately come to mind are strawberries and lemons. Picking berries at the local farm has always been something we look forward to every June, so finding new ways to use our berries has become a summer challenge for me. This year I decided to make something fresh, homemade. Strawberry Lemonade Would be the best choice, not to mention delicious on a hot sunny day!
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The best strawberry lemonade recipe
This version of the summer classic adds flavor to strawberries and freshly squeezed lemon juice. The combination of two favorite summer flavors is very refreshing on a hot day and is the same for both young and old!
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Can I add alcohol to strawberry lemonade?
Vodka is a great choice if you want to add a twist to your strawberry lemonade. Sometimes you can even get a taste of lemonade vodka! Gin and bourbon are also popular choices! I think champagne would be a delicious addition, and perfect for a Sunday brunch. If you want bubbles but no alcohol, sparkling water can be used instead.
Do I have to strain the strawberry lemonade?
When looking for easy strawberry recipes, you will find that most contain berry puree, then sift it through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds. However, I like this recipe because it is extremely child friendly and fast. The little ones would love to have a potato masher on the berries, and they can really get their hands on it too! Since we love Starbucks refreshing drinks with their fruit inclusions, I knew some of the fruit pieces would be delicious for my family. Although you can definitely choose to go the smooth way.
- Thank you
- Big cup
- Sharp knife
- Potato masher
- Sauce pan
- Long spoon
How to make strawberry lemonade
1. Start with lemon juice. Their size will determine how much you need. Usually 1 cup of juice from 5 lemons is required. Put in a large jar and set aside.
2. Wash and chop the strawberries. Pour into a large bowl and use the potato juice to mash them to the desired consistency.
3. In a saucepan, mix 2 cups water and 1 cup sugar. Heat over low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.
4. Add sugar water and strawberries to the lemon juice. Stir well. Cool until ready to serve. If desired, garnish with lemon slices and serve on ice.
The best tips
- This recipe was designed to help young children by mashing berries. You can definitely use a blender to clean them and then run them through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds.
- A mixture of blackberries, raspberries or berries would also be delicious.
- Do not allow sugar and water mixture to boil. Heat over very low heat until the sugar dissolves.
- It will be refrigerated for 3 days.
- This mixture will also be delicious for homemade popsicles!
- You can add vodka to the booze.
More recipes to help children:
More summer drinks to keep you cool:
- 4-6 Lemons, depending on size
- 1-lb Strawberries, washed and chopped
- 6 cups Water
- 1 cup Thank you
- Lemon slices, if desired.
Lemon Juice – You need 1 cup of juice.
Pour the lemon juice into the pot.
Place the chopped berries in a large bowl.
Using a potato masher, mash the berries to the desired consistency.
In a saucepan, mix 2 cups water and 1 cup sugar.
Heat over low heat, until sugar dissolves.
Add sugar water and strawberries to the lemon juice.
Add 4 cups of water and stir well.
Cool until ready to serve.
Serve on ice, garnish with lemon slices if desired.
Krista Marshall is the creator of Mother’s Food every day and has a full-time stay at home. She lives in Northern Indiana with her 19-year-old husband and their two wonderful and busy sons, aged 17 and 5. Everyday mom’s meal is for everyone from novice cooks to experienced home chefs. Krista wants to bring families to the table with a simple, delicious meal. You can follow it on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and more. Twitter Too!