Strawberries welcome summer vacation in the sweetest way. Picking them is one of our very favorite family traditions. Usually I can strawberry jam, but this year since my canning supplies are packed (we are moving to a new state in a few days), we only picked enough to eat…and drink! Shared below is a heavenly recipe for Fresh Strawberry Lemonade. I hope your family will love it as much as mine did!
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My oldest son is a great strawberry picker. He’s dedicated and hardworking! My youngest though…
That’s him picking berries…right out of my box! What a stinker! Honestly though, I don’t really mind! Berry picking is meant to be fun and it’s a great way to get outside and connect as a family.
- 8 cups cold water
- 6–7 lemons, halved and squeezed
- 1–2 cups fresh strawberries
- 1 cup white sugar
- Fill a pitcher with 8 cups of water.
- Squeeze the lemons into the water with a lemon juicer.
- Combine the strawberries and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Squish the strawberries with a fork and allow them cook and "pop" until a rich, red syrup is formed. Alternatively, you could push the strawberries through a juicer! That's what I did!
- Place a fine, mesh strainer over the pitcher. Pour the strawberry syrup into the lemonade through the strainer. Press down on the mixture with a spatula to squeeze out the juice.
- Stir well. Chill the lemonade before serving.