Saturday, February 20, 2010

Homemade Lemonade

Yesterday I found myself craving some ice cold lemonade. I was going to just go buy some at the store but most of them are loaded with more sugar than lemons! I decided to try to make my own so I looked up some recipes online and realized it is quite a simple task. It was pretty fun too. Here is the recipe I used:

  • 3/4 cup Raw Sugar
  • 1 cup water (for syrup)
  • 1 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 4 cups cold water
  1. Use 4-6 lemons to juice 1 cup of lemon.
  2. Heat 1 cup of water with the raw sugar in a small saucepan until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add heated sugar water and lemon juice to pitcher along with 4 cups of cold water (more or less depending on the strength you perfer) Refrigeate and Serve!

I was pleasently surprised at the outcome. The lemonade was fantastic and I love how the raw sugar gives it a unique taste. (It also gives it a slightly darker color) I think I will be making lemonade a lot more often :)

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

P.S. Thus far in my wifey cooking career my favorite ingredients to cook with are: Fresh garlic, Garlic salt, Pepper, and Lemon.

What ingredients do you like?

xoxo Jessenia


  1. My favorite ingredients are red pepper flakes and cumin.
    I am going to try the lemonade. Mine will be limeade since i have not seen yellow lemons here.

  2. I have red pepper but i'll have to get some cumin .. thats so weird that you don't have lemons lol

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