One of my favorite drinks growing up was lemonade. I remember one hot summer when I was about 5 years old, my family had a garage sale and my brother and I decided to make a lemonade stand. We found a foldable table, borrowed a table cloth from my mom, and posted some signs charging $0.75 per cup…and in our naiveté, that only cute little kids could get away with, poured each glass straight from the Minute Maid carton. Oops. I always think about that story. Flash forward 20 years and I’m shopping in Trader Joe’s and the lemons are on sale. And it’s ridiculously hot outside. And all I want is lemonade. Strawberry and homemade this time around.
1.5 cups of strawberries | 5 lemons | 1 cup of splenda | 3 cups of cold water
1. Discard strawberries’ hulls and then chop strawberries until very fine, almost puréed.
2. Mix together sugar, water, and 5 squeezed lemons in large pitcher or glass bottle. Add puréed strawberries and mix.
3. Add more sugar if desired and serve over ice.