"Anne had brought glasses and lemonade for her guests, but for her own part drank cold brook water from a cup fashioned out of birch bark… Anne thought it more appropriate to the occasion than lemonade."
We like to make batches of frozen "Minute-Maid-Like" lemonade concentrate while the citrus fruits are in season. This is something you can preserve now to bless your family with in the summer. Usually, it is the other way around! And the best part is that our recipe is simple to prepare and healthy too since lemon juice is full of vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, phosphorus and antioxidants (benefits of raw honey are shared here).
To Prepare for Freezer
Stir the following ingredients together (it is fine if it doesn't mix together perfectly due to thicker honey), place in small plastic containers, label and freeze for the future.
- 1/2 cup - ¾ cup of raw honey (use 1/2 cup if you like tart lemonade, ¾ cup if you like sweet)
- ¾ cup of fresh lemon juice
To prepare, add 2 quarts of water (room temperature is fine) and one container of your lemonade concentrate (frozen concentrate will release easier from container if you run tap water on its underside for a few minutes) to a large pitcher. Stir contents until dissolved.
We like to place 4 cubes of ice in each 16 oz. glass for a good ratio of flavor when serving.
I paste labels on my frozen concentrates so that I can identify them and the directions are right there when I need to prepare them. Simply download and print the sheet from the link below if you are interested.
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