It was hot today (not that that is a shocker, or anything), and according to the sale prices over at Sprouts, it’s strawberry season! Instead of a full-blown dinner we grilled some kebabs and I made something I’ve been dying to try: strawberry lemonade.
I like this recipe because I don’t have to get out my blender – more importantly, I don’t have to wash my blender – I don’t have to boil anything, and it doesn’t use any unusual ingredients. Also, it is sublime. It quenches thirst beautifully, and a little goes a long way.
Easy, Chunky Strawberry Lemonade
- 1 qt fresh strawberries
- 2 cups PLUS 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 cups lemon juice
- 8 cups water
- Wash and hull your strawberries. (I like to cut them up a bit.) Put them in a bowl with the 2 tbsp sugar; set aside.
- In a gallon pitcher, mix lemon juice, half of the water, and 2 cups sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves fully.
- Add the rest of the water; stir thoroughly.
- With a fork or potato masher, smash your strawberries well. Add to the lemonade and stir up.
- Serve and enjoy!
I do have one more thing too good not to share:
Awwwww. Sleep tight, Tommy.