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.



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Servings: 8
Serving size: 8  ounces
Prep Time: 15 mins
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Ingredients
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    1 1/2  cups 
    sugar
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    4   cups 
    water
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    2   cups 
    fresh strawberries, hulled
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    1   tablespoon 
    finely shredded lemon peel
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    1   cup 
    lemon juice (4 to 5 lemons)

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 (µg) 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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