My family is hard core obsessed with lemonade and this Natural Strawberry Lemonade is a favorite.
Every summer my daughter (now 5) hosts a cupcake and lemonade stand in our front yard.
Every penny she makes goes to her college fund and over the course of a summer, she does really well.
This summer we decided to up our game and offer natural strawberry lemonade. So far it’s been a hit!
This has been the summer of berry picking.
I really want my kids to have the experience of picking berries.
I want them to know where berries come from and how divine they are when you pick them and pop them into your mouth.
So this year I’ve taken my kids strawberry picking twice, raspberry picking and blueberry picking.
It’s been a wonderful experience and our bellies are oh so grateful!
So by our second week with our lemonade stand this summer we introduced our strawberry lemonade and so far it’s been a huge success!
Not to mention we charge $0.50 extra for strawberry lemonade thus helping her grow her fund just a little faster!
I love this recipe because there aren’t any powders or concentrates.
This is the EXACT recipe we use for our lemonade stand and is a simple spinoff from our Homemade Lemonade Recipe.
It’s just a simple lemon syrup that can be used as soon as it cools down, or pop it in the fridge or freezer for later use.
We tend to make MASSIVE amounts of the lemonade syrup and freeze it. Then when it’s time to use, we simply add cold water. Easy Peasy!
It’s all natural flavoring and perfectly sweet.
Plus it is a fun way for us to share the berries Amelie picked with our favorite customers!
Strawberries really have never tasted better than in this Natural Strawberry Lemonade!
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- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed
- In a medium pot combine sugar and water.
- Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.
- Remove from hot burner and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
- Add lemon juice to water mixture.
- Allow to cool completely.
- If using later, place in fridge or freezer.
- If using right away, place liquid into a water pitcher or beverage cooler.
- Add 9 cups of water or sparkling water to pitcher. Mix well.
- Place strawberries into a cheese cloth and tie closed. Place strawberries into lemonade and allow to seep for 20 minutes before drinking.
- Leave berries in lemonade to continue to flavor it. The longer it sits the stronger the strawberry flavor.