One of my most favorite things about summer is enjoying fresh squeezed homemade lemonade! For about 10 years I lived in California and had a beautiful lemon tree that produced lemons the size of grapefruit that were absolutely perfect for making fresh lemonade. I must admit I got pretty good at making lemonade and even though we now live in Kansas and lemons are not as easy as picking in our backyard I find myself picking up a bag or two at Costco and making a refreshing treat for my family!
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Recipe
- 3-4 medium/large lemons (I like the bigger lemons because they are naturally a little sweeter)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 4-6 cups water (depending on how much flavor you like your lemonade to have)
- Squeeze all of the juice out of your lemons with either your juicing machine or hand lemon juicer.
- If need strain juice through a fine grid strainer. You can also do this if you would like less pulp in your lemonade. I like pulp so I usually strain the seeds and pour the water through the strainer to help push “some” of the pulp through. Only add 4 cups of water at this point.
- Add sugar in 1/4 cup increments. Stir well. Taste with a tablespoon or pour a dab into a glass. Continue to add sugar and any additional water needed until you get the desired taste. Remember add in small 1/4 cup (or smaller) amounts at this point so that you don’t over sweeten or water down your lemonade too much.
- Enjoy 🙂 With this easy to do recipe you will be the talk of the next party!