we are anxiously awaiting WARM WEATHER over here in the sf bay area, and all of the fun things it entails… but i just could not wait any longer to make fresh squeezed lemonade with my little lady. i must forewarn you that this is a photo-heavy entry… lemons just provide so much eye-candy (and other senses, too!)
it was super-easy and fun to do! here’s whatcha need:
- 2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice (we did this with 12 lemons)
- whatever tools you wanna use to squeeze lemons dry
- 1.5 cups raw sugar (we used organic raw turbinado sugar, so ours looked more like tea)
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 gallon cold water
- one sliced lemon & fresh springs of mint leaves for garnish
let your little one take sticker off of and wash each lemon.
have fun squeezing all of the lemons to get the juice out any way you can!
enjoy all of the sensory experiences that come along with lemons!
in a 1 gallon container or pitcher, place the sugar and hot water and stir until sugar dissolves. add the fresh lemon juice and cold water to fill the remainder of the container or pitcher.
we cut some peppermint sprigs for garnish. (note the cute plant tag!)
chill the lemonade and serve over ice (uh, but we don’t make ice in our house, so we just had to chill it longer.)
i had a hard time parting with the lemon rinds, so i put them in some water with cinnamon sticks and cloves and simmered it on the stove to make the house smell awesome for the day.
then N was inspired to make lemonade art…
i think we’re all set for a lemonade stand… if the weather would ever get outta the 60s and the sun would come out around here… come on memorial day weekend, bring it!