How To Make Lemonade From Scratch – Easy to Make

how to make lemonade from scratch
  • Prep Time
    10 Mins
  • Cook Time
    10 Mins
  • Calories
    126
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Introduction

Lemonade is a very classic drink that can be served any time at any place and that too during the occasion. If you are having guests at your house or you have been to a park for picnics, or if you are just home and want something refreshing to drink, but you are too lazy.

Well, lemonade is the solution to your laziness. It will hardly take a very few minutes for the preparation. And you know what, if the kids are taught, even they can make it at home in super easy ways. After all, it can be made with three simple ingredients, namely, sugar, lemon, and water.

Here I am going to teach you two ways of how to make lemonade from scratch; one is with sugar syrup and the other with the conventional method using sugar or sugar powder.

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How to Make Lemonade From Scratch with Sugar Syrup

Ingredients required

  • 8 to 10 numbers of large lemons
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 to 1/2 quarts of water (which is nearly 6 cups)
  • Ice
  • Slices of Lemon for serving (this is optional)

Equipment’s required

  • A Measuring cup or a medium bowl
  • A Knife
  • A Chopping or cutting board
  • A Juicer or citrus reamer, or stand mixer with the paddle attachment
  • A pan

Step By Step Guide To Make Lemonade From Sugar Syrup

Step 1– Firstly, squeeze all the lemons and strain out the pulp. Well, you can choose not to strain the pulp if you are alright with it. It does not affect the taste, but it is a matter of preference. The best way to do this is to halve the lemons and squeeze out the halves’ juice. You can do this with your hands or by taking the help of your favorite juicer or reamer. You will need a cup of lemon juice.

Step 2– Take the pan and add sugar and a little water to let the sugar melt on a medium flame.

how to make lemonade from scratch

Step 3– After you get a sticky consistency, add it immediately to the lemon juice.

Step 4– Mix them thoroughly so that they combine properly.

Step 5– Now add the water to it and keep it in the freezer so that it becomes chilled. You may keep the lemonade base in a serving pitcher. Add the water and stir it to combine it till you reach the taste preference.

Step 6– It is optional, but you can let the lemonade chill for at least an hour before you serve.

Step 7– It is advisable to serve with ice and lemon slices. However, it is optional to serve the lemonade with ice at the bottom and garnished with lemon slices.

How to Properly Store and Serve the Simple Classic Lemonade

this lemonade can be stored properly for about three to four days in the fridge. But I always prefer to have it made fresh, after all, how much time does this take? Hardly 2 to 5 minutes. If you are concerned about the chilling factor, you can use cold water or ice cubes while serving.

The preparation may take hardly 2 minutes. And the making of the lemonade will take 5 minutes. And for the purpose of chilling it in the refrigerator, it will take an hour. So in total, it will take around 1 hour and 7 minutes. But you can also store this for some more days in the refrigerator once you made it.

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Ingredients required for making classical and conventional Lemonade from the Scratch

  • 8 to 10 numbers of large lemons
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 to 1/2 quarts of water (which is nearly 6 cups)
  • Ice
  • Slices of Lemon for serving (this is optional)

Equipment’s required for making Lemonade

  • A Measuring cup or a medium bowl
  • A Knife
  • A Chopping or cutting board
  • A Juicer or citrus reamer, or stand mixer with the paddle attachment

Step by step guide to making Lemonade from the Scratch

Step1 – Firstly, squeeze all the lemons and remove all the pulp. Well, you can choose not to strain the pulp if you are alright with it. It has no effect on taste, but it is a matter of preference. The best way to do this is to halve the lemons, then squeeze out the juice from the halves. You can do this with your hands or by taking the help of your favorite juicer or reamer. You will need a cup of lemon juice.

Step 2- Now, mix the lemon juice thoroughly with the sugar in order to make a lemonade base.

Step 3- Add some more sugar according to your taste preference to the strained lemon juice (or untrained lemon juice, as the case may be) and mix them together until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Step 4- Now add the water to it and allow it to cool in the freezer. You may keep the lemonade base in a serving pitcher. Add the water and stir to combine it till you reach the taste preference.

Step 5- It is optional, but you can let the lemonade chill for at least an hour before you serve.

Step 6- It is advisable to serve with ice and lemon slices. However, it is optional to serve the lemonade with ice at the bottom and slices of lemon.

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Important Tips and Tricks to make Lemonade from the Scratch

  1. If you want to squeeze the lemons properly, you may try this alternative method. Instead of halving, cut the lemons into quarters and then use a stand mixer to juice all of the lemons at one time.
  2. To make the lemonade base, you can beat the lemons placed in the stand mixer on a low speed for about 2 minutes.
  3. It is always advisable to strain the juice using a fine-mesh strainer into a measuring cup or bowl to remove the pulp before making the lemonade. This step is for people who prefer not to have the pulp of lemon in the lemonade.
  4. So, far as storage is concerned, one can keep the lemonade in the refrigerator from 3 days to 4 days.

But it is advisable to have it fresh.

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