2 glasses of homemade Strawberry Lemonade Drink garnished with strawberry, lemon and mint leaves.
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Strawberry Lemonade Drink

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 165kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds fresh strawberries ½ frozen
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 5 large lemons
  • 4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup simple syrup or ¾ cup granulated sugar dissolved in ¾ water.
  • ice cubes

Garnish

  • sliced strawberries
  • sliced lemons
  • mint leaves

Instructions

  • If using simple syrup, place ¾ cup granulated sugar and ¾ cup water in a small sauce pan over low heat. Simmer mixture until sugar is dissolved. Cool. Otherwise, just use granulated sugar but you might find some sugar settling at the bottom of drink.
  • Combine 2 cup waters, strawberries, lemon juice and ½ cup simple syrup.
  • When strawberries are pureed, transfer mixture to pitcher. Add remaining water depending on consistency you prefer (runny or a bit thicker).
  • Taste mixture and see if you need to add remaining ¼ cup sugar or more. Note: When strawberries are in season and very sweet, it doesn’t require much sugar unless you really like it very sweet.
  • Refrigerate ½ a day or better yet overnight. Fruit flavors will blend well with a thicker consistency.
  • If you prefer, transfer to freezer until consistency is similar to a slushy drink or serve with ice instead (if you like) then garnish with sliced strawberries, sliced lemon and mint leaves.

Notes

  1. If you prefer a clear drink, first blend strawberries with 2 cups water then strain. Put back in blender and add other ingredients. I don’t strain my drink. I find it a waste of flavor and healthy ingredients like fiber. It’s your preference.
  2. Add more water if you like but I prefer a bit thicker drink.
  3. Adding oranges and grapefruit adds layer of flavor to this refreshing drink.

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 89mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg