Monday, August 22, 2011

Summer Fun List ~ Make Homemade Lemonade

IMG_8512I have never actually made homemade lemonade myself, but have always wanted to so I thought this would be the perfect thing to add to our Summer Fun List.  Lemonade always makes me think about beautiful warm summer days playing outside and having a good time.

First we gathered all the supplies we would need:

6 lemons,  1/2 a cup of sugar and 1 cup of water

I also got out my little juicer and pink glass pitcher.

First, I made a simple syrup with 1/2 a cup of sugar and 1 cup of water.  This was a simple step and all I did was just melt the sugar into the water in a saucepan on the stove then let cool.

Then it was time for the girls to get to work!!


Emily and Juliette took turns juicing the lemons.  I cut them in half and they used their muscles to push it around on the little glass juicer.  They thought it was neat that the pits stayed in the top and the juice flowed to the bottom.

 IMG_8503IMG_8505 In between of course they had to taste some lemons…they were nice and sour!!

IMG_8506 IMG_8507 Finally, we added the juice of the lemons, the simple syrup that I had made earlier, some ice and enough water to fill the pitcher, probably about 4 cups and the girls took turns stirring it.


Time for a taste….the girls loved it!!

1 comment:

Little Wonders' Days said...

This looks so good and refreshing. I love your pitcher and juicer. Are they antiques?

Also, for your question about the refrigerator pickles. I'm not sure how long you can keep them in the fridge. We have eaten ours all up already! I'll check in with my MIL and see if her recipe said anything about it though.


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