Home Made Lemonade

There is nothing quite like a glass of home made lemonade - cool, refreshing and it just tastes so good.

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This homemade lemonade recipe is really easy and quick. You can adjust the quantities of sugar and lemon juice to suit your tastes and it looks great served in tall glasses with lots of ice and a straw.

Ingredients for Home Made Lemonade

Preparation Time: 10 minutes plus cooling time
Serves : 10 small glasses 

Equipment : Lemon squeezer, sieve, small saucepan, wooden spoon, jug

  • Juice of 4 - 6 large lemons
  • 1 extra lemon thinly sliced
  • 1 liter cold water
  • 4 tablespoons sugar

How to Make Home Made Lemonade

  1. Squeeze the juice from the lemons. Sieve out any pips if necessary and then and pour the juice into a serving jug. 
  2. Place the sugar in the saucepan with 100 ml of the water. Over a low heat, gently dissolve the sugar. Then when it is fully dissolved (usually takes 2-3 minutes) leave it to cool.
  3. Add the cooled sugar syrup mix to the lemon juice with the remaining water. Add more sugar to taste if necessary and then add the lemon slices. 
  4. Store the lemonade in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
  5. When you are ready to serve, fill a glass with ice cubes and pour over the lemonade.

Kids Drinks Recipes

If you feel your kids have too many sugary drinks and you want some alternatives, then have a look at this book which is full of healthy but fun smoothies and fruity drinks. 


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