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Simple Homemade Lemonade

March 25, 2024


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Spring sunshine filters gently through the many-trunked maple tree. Our crooked screen door smacks its frame, a testament to the unintentional abuse of happy children eager to escape outside. Each pair of hands holds a plastic cup half-full of a golden treat (mom learned the hard way to start with half), and life is good. Simple and good.


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After the tornado of children and cups and shoes and toys are out the door, the moms settle down for a moment of quiet before the next need arises. After finally finishing my afternoon cup of coffee, I decide to taste the concoction that I whipped up in the blender. It’s rather tasty! My friend tastes the golden treat, too, and promptly tells me, “You should put this on your blog!”


So my lovely readers, today’s post is about lemonade. You can thank my friend for encouraging and inspiring me to share this oh-so-simple recipe with you today. In a way, I feel rather silly posting this ridiculously easy recipe, but often the best things in life are the simplest.


I remember making a recipe similar to this in high school, and I believe that the recipe called for the lemon juice to be heated with the sugar on the stove. At this busy mom-stage of life with kids waiting impatiently for a sip, I don’t have time for that. So the blender comes to the rescue!


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This recipe is so versatile, the sky really is the limit. You could change the sweetener. You could throw in some fresh or frozen fruit. You could add any variety of extracts (coconut would be lovely!) Make this recipe your own!


So here we go…


Homemade Lemonade


Ingredients

1 cup of lemon juice (I cheat and use the bottle kind, but all you homemade people out there could squeeze fresh lemons)

1 cup of sugar (I try to be sort-of healthy and use the organic cane sugar. You could substitute honey or any other kind of equivalent sugar-free option)

6-7 cups of water (I use water from my gravity filter.)


Directions

1.       Make the syrup: blend the lemon juice, sugar/sweetener, and fruit and extracts (if using) in a blender (I love my vitamix!). The mixture will get a little frothy which is perfectly okay.

2.       Pour 6-7 cups of water into a pitcher. Pour the syrup mixture into the pitcher and stir thoroughly. Serve over ice. Enjoy!

3.       Get ready for kids to ask for seconds.


A Few Ideas

1. For a little extra sparkle, add some of this lemonade to your favorite carbonated water. Oh so delicious and refreshing!


2. Once I was out of lemon juice, so I used lime juice. It was just as delicious!


 

Happy lemonade making!


-Ashley


Personal Disclosure

As the author of Ashley Qurollo Blog, all opinions are my own. Any possible applications are universal in nature, not directed at any one individual or people group. My sincere desire is to help others by sharing what I am learning. Nothing stated on this blog is ever intended to hurt others. Ashley Qurollo, owner of Ashley Qurollo Blog and Website, is not held liable in any way for any application of the ideas and thoughts stated here.


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Simple though it may be I am grateful for the recipe. I've been in your home and seen you make this drink. Yet when I attempted to replicate it at home I made the error of adding part of the water in the blender with juice, sugar and frozen fruit. BIG mistake! The foam that ensued nearly blew the top of my blender. 🤭

Praying our Lord blesses you as you continue to share your heart and home.


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I giggled when I read this comment! I know the aggravation of blender disasters! Thank you for sharing such a helpful tip.

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This recipe is so good!

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