Raspberry Lemonade

I overheard someone at a church potluck bemoaning the fact that very few people make ‘real’ lemonade anymore.  As in, made from actual lemons and sugar, rather than a mixes with artificial this and high fructose that.

My kids love raspberry lemonade, so I thought I’d give it a shot.

First, I sliced up four lemons in the food processor.  I added a cup of sugar and mashed them all together with the potato masher.

lemonade 1

Then I mashed in a cup of frozen raspberries, added a couple tablespoonfuls of frozen lemon zest, and let the whole mess set for a half hour.

lemonade 4

I strained all the fruit out, and added a couple cups of lemon juice.  Then I stirred in more sugar and water till it all tasted about right.  I ended up with about a gallon of juice.

lemonade 5

Judging by how fast it went, I think they liked it.

lemonade 6

Raspberry Lemonade

4 lemons, well scrubbed
1 c. sugar, plus up to 3 more cups, to taste
1 c. fresh or frozen raspberries
2 T. lemon zest, optional
2 c. bottled lemon juice  (The juice-only stuff in the freezer section tastes better than the lemon juice in the juice aisle, I think.)

  1. Slice lemons in food processor.
  2. Stir in zest, sugar and raspberries, and mash with potato masher.
  3. Let set 30 minutes.
  4. Strain juice into pitcher and discard mashed fruit.
  5. Add bottled lemon juice.
  6. Add sugar, until mixture tastes sweet enough for you.
  7. Add water to taste.

About dep31

I am a farm-raised homeschooling mom. I take great joy in making nutritious food that inspires people to take seconds. Thirds, anyone? We are a God-fearing, Christ worshiping family that enjoys good friends and good eats. If the kitchen is clean and the living room carpet is visible, then that's a nice bonus.
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