Strawberry Lemonade

A favorite among kids and adults, there's nothing more refreshing on a hot afternoon than a glass of strawberry lemonade. Try the make-ahead recipe directions to prepare for potlucks and barbecues.

Strawberry Lemonade
SERVINGS
8
SERVING SIZE
8  ounces
PREP TIME
15 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2  cups sugar
  • 4   cups water
  • 2   cups fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1   tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1   cup lemon juice (4 to 5 lemons)
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Directions
1. 
In a small saucepan combine 1 cup of the sugar and 1 cup of the water; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool.
2. 
In a blender combine remaining 3 cups water, 1/2 cup sugar, and the strawberries; process until smooth. Transfer to a 2-quart pitcher; add cooled syrup, lemon peel, and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Fill pitcher with crushed ice. Makes 8, 8-oz. servings.

Make Ahead Tip

  • Prepare lemonade but do not add ice. Cover and chill up to 8 hours. Add ice and serve.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 166, carb. (g) 43, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 40, vit. C (mg) 35, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 12, sodium (mg) 4, Potassium (mg) 96, calcium (mg) 10, iron (mg) 0, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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