My Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade Recipe takes only 3 ingredients; lemons, water, and organic cane sugar, and 10 mins to make.
Does anything say summer more than fresh-squeezed lemonade? Usually I find the acidic nature of lemonade to be too much for me; however I have found that making it at home not only lets me control the amount of sugar but also results in a less acidic lemonade. This Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade Recipe only takes a few minutes to make and I know after you make it once you’ll never go back to store-bought.
I recommend you get yourself a small hand juicer like the one pictured above. It will speed up the process and more importantly you will get more juice out of the lemons than trying to do them all by hand. I think juicing the lemons is the most time-consuming part of this recipe. I told you it was easy, right?
I know you may be tempted to skip boiling the water and sugar together but please don’t! I have you do this to make sure the sugar dissolves completely and it is easier than trying to mix sugar in cold liquid by hand. My Mom taught me this trick growing up we would have sweet tea often in the summer time and she would always do this. So it just seemed natural to do any time I need to dissolve sugar into water completely.
I also love using this Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade Recipe to make Arnie Palmers or if you’re of drinking age it makes an excellent mixer thanks to the limited amount of sugar.
Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade Recipe
- 12 lemons*
- 10 cups water
- ¾ cups cane sugar
- In a small pot add 4 cups of the water and the sugar, bring to a boil
- Boil for 3-5 mins just until all the sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally, set aside to cool
- In the meantime, slice your lemons in half
- Juice all lemons
- In a large pitcher combine lemon juice, water/sugar mixture, and remaining water, mix
- Serve chilled over ice
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