If your kids are anything like mine, whenever we go to the market, they ask for a SSB (sugar sweetened beverage). I would rather buy a gallon of Ben and Jerry’s than a container of lemonade for my kids. I just hate to see them drink down all the sugar in one gulp with no opportunity to savor the flavor from a food-based treat. So, when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Ok, well that saying doesn’t really belong here, but I like it and used it as my mantra all day yesterday since we made lemonade! We planned it out after our trip to the market on Friday and actually bought 1/2 dozen lemons to make the recipe over the weekend. This lemonade was incredibly easy to make, especially since we have an electronic juicer, but even if you don’t have one, a hand juicer won’t take much more time, I promise. Jeremy (10) made the whole thing himself, with a little supervision from me.
New Fashioned Lemonade
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: none
Servings: Makes 42 ounces or 7 six-ounce cups
- 5 lemons
- 1/2 tsp. liquid stevia (I used NuNaturals brand)
- 1 quart cold water
- Cut lemons in half and squeeze the juice into a measuring cup. We used 5 medium sized lemons to get 1 cup. If you don’t have an electronic juicer, you can buy a hand one on amazon or Bed Bath and Beyond for less than $10.
- Pour lemon juice into a pitcher.
- Add 1 quart of cold water to the pitcher.
- Add 1/2 tsp. stevia and mix well.
- Adjust the taste by adding more water, stevia or lemon juice.
- Drink up – AHHHH!
This is the perfect recipe for your child’s next lemonade stand. Why buy the powdered stuff when you can make it from scratch?