Simple Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

I get so sick of the same old stuff all the time. All we ever drink in this house is water, milk, or ice tea. Of course the kids have their morning OJ while we drink our coffee but it gets old. I wanted something sweet and something good. The other night we went out to dinner and Gavin ordered some Strawberry Lemonade and wondered just how hard it would be to make.

I first headed to Pinterest because well, everything is on Pinterest. If you don’t belong leave me your email in a comment and I’ll send you and invite. Make sure to follow me there if you are there already. I’m Jennifer MomSpotted on Pinterest.

Anywho, back to the drink. The kids and I recently went strawberry picking so we have a ridiculous amount of berries around here. I really wanted to use them up and this was the perfect way. In the end I found myself combining a few different recipes.

Ingredients Needed:
1 pound or so strawberries
2 lemons
8 cups water
3/4 cups honey
1/4 cup sugar

First take a bowl full of strawberries and two lemons. Wash well and cut the stems off the strawberries and the ends of the lemons. Then cut them all up into quarters.

Keep the peels of the lemons on. Combine in blender with 2 cups of water.

Take honey and pour over mixture. I started with 1/2 cup and then gave a good sized extra squeeze. I’m trying to limit the sugar intake in this house and thought this was a great natural way to cut down the sugar amount.

Press liquify and let it go for a minute.

Next grab a strainer and pour the liquid through. Do yourself a favor and DON’T fill your strainer this high. You’ll also need a baking spatula to help scrape it through. As you can see it’s not filtering through in this picture.

What I didn’t expect was just how much would be left over. I poured the remaining cups of water through this as well.

I then took the strained liquid and poured it a container. I added 1/4 cup sugar to sweeten (taste and sweeten as needed) and chilled in fridge for one hour before serving.

Once it was chilled I poured it into a cup of crushed ice. I was worried the kids wouldn’t drink it being all natural and not very sweetened but in one day  all the strawberry lemonade was gone. We will definitely be making this again! YUM!

 

About Jennifer

Jennifer, the mom behind the Mom Spotted blog, is located in Western Massachusetts. She has three boys, Johnny (15), Gavin (9), & Sawyer (3). She is married to her high school sweetheart. On Mom Spotted you’ll find a fun selection of recipes, family fun, product reviews, and more! You can also find her on twitter @MomSpotted and Facebook.



Comments

  1. Vanessa Coker says:

    Perfect for the summer! I’ve been into iced fruit tea lately. This sounds delicious too!

  2. Christina says:

    Looks so refreshing!!!! And sounds yummy. I have everything I need to make it, but our blender broke last week, but with the storm and everything this week I haven’t had time to get out to replace it. Your pictures are SO temping me to wake the baby and go NOW though lol. I am definitely going to make this for the 4th with my mom and sister too.

  3. Cat Davis - Food Family Finds says:

    That looks so refreshing for a day like today. I’ve been lazy though, just sucking down Crystal Lite Raspberry Lemonade.

  4. You know what’s funny; I didn’t even CONSIDER the possibility of making homemade strawberry lemonade! I know lemonade would be a piece of cake but it never occurred to me you could do this 🙂

    What a great idea. And it looks delicious 🙂

  5. sarah minder says:

    I made strawberry lemonaid once before but I cooked the strawberries down in a pot with water and sugar to make a puree(i like the chunkies!) This seems wayy easier though! And I like the honey idea, I am going to try this. =)

  6. Looks delicious! I am actually featuring our favorite homemade lemonade recipe with free printable mustache straw toppers tomorrow! Check in and print some out for your kids!

  7. Angela says:

    This looks so refreshing! It would have been really nice to have a pitcher of it this afternoon!

  8. lisa says:

    could u please add me to pinterrest i love that site

  9. shelly peterson says:

    Yum! I love flavored lemonades, I definitely want to make this

  10. Sarah Osborne says:

    I love how slushy it looks!

  11. Dena Sablotny says:

    I lopve strawbery lemondae! I will be trying this recipe, I’ve not had any made with honey before. Thank you for the posting!

  12. Maria Iemma says:

    As the summer months approach I love to have this recipe in my arsenal of cooling drinks. Thanks.

  13. krystel says:

    that looks so yummy i think that would be best for the warmer months

  14. Yummo! This looks so cool and refreshing…great to drink after working in the yard!

  15. shaunie says:

    Love it!! Very natural.. you will not have to worry about unnatural products or gmos

  16. Dianna Thomas says:

    Now does this look good– yum– and it will be so good to have during these warm days that are coming up– thanks so much for adding to my collection

  17. Shannon says:

    This sounds great. I am pinning for later.

  18. I know what you mean about drinking the same old thing – like Milk, soda, and tea. I do usually drink lemonade in the summer. However, I hadn’t thought of adding strawberries and ice to make it slushy. I’m going to have to make this very soon. It looks delicious.

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