Friday, August 1, 2014

When life hands you lemons...

Summertime is the season of lemonade stands. It's one of my favorite activities with the kids and they have as much fun making the lemonade as they do screaming to cars as they pass by- and hopefully stop. Lemonade stands are something I looked forward to when the warm weather began and it's a great pastime for all. This is the recipe we used for our homemade lemonade this week. Try it, add some vodka and mint if you're making it for grown ups. It's really delicous!

Homemade Lemonade

3 cups of ice 

10 lemons, juiced- about 1 3/4 cup 
10 cups of cold water plus 2 extra cups for simple syrup 

1 3/4 cup of white sugar

Gallon sized pitcher
Small pot 
Wooden mixing spoon 

In the pot add 2 cups of water and all the sugar. Bring to a boil and allow the sugar to dissolve. Once dissolved, turn off. 

Add the 3 cups of ice to the pitcher and pour the warm simple syrup into the pitcher. Mix until the ice melts. 

Pour the juice of the 10 lemons, about 1 3/4 cups of juice, into the pitcher. Add the extra 9 cups of cooled water. You should end up with almost a gallon of lemonade. 

You can always adjust the sugar and lemon juice to your desired sweet/tartness. This amount was perfect for us served over ice. And we almost completely sold out (well and the kids drank a lot) at the stand so I guess this recipe speaks for itself. 

The kids at their awesome lemonade stand this week! 

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