By Eren Mckay
Filed under Homemade Recipes ~ Fast Easy Cooking
Do you want to know the secret to making the best tasting lemonade ever?
Making lemonade seems like a simple thing to do, right? Sure anyone can make it – but can they make fantastic tasting lemonade? Hmmm.… I’ve tasted the most horrible lemonades- I’m sure you have too.
I’ve also had those bland watered down ones. There’s actually little “secrets” that many people don’t know about and end up ruining the lemonade.
Little things that we do can make our families happy. Every time I’ve made the following lemonade recipe for my kids- they’ve been like –WOW! I really enjoy making things for my kids that make them happy.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 3 servings
Most recipes will tell you that you should squeeze the lemons. You’ll see that this recipe doesn’t do that. The secret to the taste is actually beating the lemons in the blender with the skin on.
Only make lemonade right before drinking it. This recipe uses the skin so if you don’t drink it in the first half hour it’ll get bitter other than the fact that the nutrients will evaporate. It’s really important to use healthy sweetener when preparing foods.
Stick with the following steps and you’re sure to make awesome lemonade:
– 1 lemon
– 12 icecubes
– 1 and a 1/2 cup of water
– 6 teaspoons of sugar or 9 drops of sweetener (healthy please)
1st- Cut the lemon in half moons but leave the peal on. Take out the seeds.
2nd- Place 1/2 cup of the water with the lemon and beat it all in the blender.
The biggest secret is this: You can make your lemonade taste wonderfully if you beat the lemon with the skin in the blender: BUT only for 8 seconds.
That’s it- if you beat it for more than 8 seconds it will become too bitter. If you don’t beat it with the skin- it will come out bland. Sift the lemon juice.
3rd- Get the sifted lemon juice. Place 1 more cup of water the 12 ice cubes and the sugar or sweetener in the blender. The ice is a key to having it taste really great.
Special Tip If you don’t put any water it becomes a smoothie. So if you ever want to make a lemon smoothie simply take away the water.
Here’s what John and Elisa ( @mexicoandus on Twitter) had to say about this lemonade recipe:
Reader tip from Christine:
My 2 cents on the sweetener…I’ve been making Eren’s recipe for a couple years now and we usually use the natural cane sugar crystals. This seems to give a richer flavor of sweetener than regular sugar. I imagine that sucanat would give a similar richness…just a bit stronger as it would have a bit higher molasses content than the natural crystals I use.
Thanks for the tip Christine 🙂
Even making lemonade is something that we can do with love! Try out this lemonade recipe – your friends and family will be pleasantly surprised!
By Eren Mckay