A refreshing summer cooler, this Home Made Fresh Strawberry Lemonade, made from fresh fruit, and sweetened with your choice of honey, maple syrup or sugar! This is a delicious way to hydrate!
It’s already June!! Here in Phoenix we are in the thick of outdoor parties, barbecues, camping trips and running around.
It’s hot, there’s lots to do, and we have to stay hydrated, so why not make it easy and enjoy a long cool glass of strawberry lemonade? (Add vodka and make it a super refreshing adult beverage).
A refreshing summer cooler, this Home Made Fresh Strawberry Lemonade, made from fresh fruit, and sweetened with your choice of honey, maple syrup or sugar! This is a delicious way to hydrate!Click To Tweet
We drink a LOT of water year round. Living in the Arizona desert means dehydration is a huge issue, and it can sneak up on you. Sometimes, it’s hard to get in enough fluids to keep our bodies functioning well, so sweetening the deal a little is a clear winner.
Ever met a kid who doesn’t want to suck down some lemonade? My two are sitting happily on the couch here. I tried to ask for my cup back, and the little one (left) continued sucking and held tight. Well, I tried.
I keep a BIG pitcher of this in my fridge. A quick stir, and a glass of ice is all you need!
Kylee’s Notes for Home Made Fresh Strawberry Lemonade
- Maple syrup, honey and agave syrup are all great alternatives to white sugar
- Switch up the ratios of lemons, strawberries and water to get your perfect blend.
- Make this and FREEZE it – always be ready for some hydration!
- 2 cups lemon juice about 6 large lemons
- 1 lb fresh strawberries cleaned and hulled
- 8 cups water divided
- 1 cup sugar or maple syrup, agave or honey
Juice the lemons, and add to a large pitcher.
In a blender, add the strawberries and 1 cup of water.
Blend until pureed.
Strain strawberry mixture to remove pulp, add to the pitcher.
Heat the sugar and 1 cup of water in a large saucepan until it boils, and the sugar dissolves. Cool.
Add remaining 6 cups of water to the pitcher, then add the cooled sugar syrup.
Stir until well blended.
Serve over ice.
If using maple syrup, agave syrup or honey – heat the syrup briefly with 1 cup of water, until it is all blended. Use the same as the sugar syrup.