Homemade Lemonade

People have asked me why I use so many lemons when I decorate.  The answer is simple, I use them, a lot.  I make homemade lemonade on a regular basis.  The recipe is simple, three ingredients, and it always seems to turn out just right.

Homemade Lemonade

Lemonade Recipe:

1 1/2 cups of Splenda or Sugar

1 cup of hot water  (I usually use the tea pot, and have a cup of tea while I’m at it  😉 )

8 cups of cold water  (I use ice water from the fridge)

2# bag of lemons (approximately 8 large lemons) (1 1/2 cups of juice)

Squeeze the juice from the lemons until you have 12 oz. of juice. (I love my Black & Decker Juicer)

Homemade Lemonade

Put 1 cup of hot water into the pitcher & add the sugar or Splenda to it.  Stir until dissolved. (using hot water makes the sugar or Splenda dissolve quickly)

Homemade Lemonade

Add the 8 cups of cold water & the 12 oz. of lemon juice to the sugar water.

Slice a lemon, thinly, remove seeds & float on top.

Homemade Lemonade

Stir & chill.  It’s so good, and like I said, so easy.

Homemade Lemonade

Happy Creating everyone!