I love fresh lemonade, but NEVER make it. Truth is, I hate squeezing lemons (and limes, and oranges.) It’s just plain hard and time-consuming. Then one day it occurred to me that I make almond milk and coconut milk by BLENDING and STRAINING….why couldn’t I do the same thing with lemons for lemonade? I decided to give it a try and now it’s the ONLY way I make fresh lemonade. Of course, I still make the NOT fresh kind on occasion, but if you really have your heart set on FRESH….you have to give this a try! It’s like summer in a glass!
- 3 lemons (quartered)
- 5 cups water
- 3/4 cup sugar
Quarter your lemons, place in blender, add water and sugar. Blend on high speed for a minute. Let the mixture sit in the blender until all the lemon bits float to the top.
Pour the lemonade through a metal strainer into a pitcher. Drink up!
This lemonade turned out to be just as refreshing and delicious as the fresh-squeezed variety! I have read that it can become bitter if it’s not consumed the same day it’s made….but that is never a problem at our house. :-)