This recipe has been tailored to accompany the Edible Learning Lab Teaching Kitchen collection of lessons. The simplified instructions make it an ideal recipe for young students. It is intended to accompany the lesson, Squeeze It.
In my neck of the woods, lemons are still hanging on the trees when the weather starts to turn warm. We always pick fresh, sweet lemons and oranges from the neighborhood trees when they’re in season and there’s so many good things you can make from them. How many of us can think back to our childhood and having a lemonade stand…at least once? But how many of us actually made real lemonade from real lemons? Not me. But when your students see how simple and tasty this recipe is, they’ll be excited to make this one every day. Just make sure you have enough lemons…and maybe think about getting some bee hives!
|5 cups||5 minutes|
Nothing feels more like Spring time than cold lemonade on a warm day. Fresh lemons from the winter are usually still hanging on the trees in my neighborhood and I'm always looking for great ways to use them. Lemonade is a no-brainer. Add a little local honey for sweetness and you're in business!
- 4 cups water heated in the microwave
- 1/3-1/2 cup Local honey raw, unfiltered if you can get it
- 1 cup Fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Collect and prepare all your ingredients ahead of time. Heat the water and halve the lemons.
- Squeeze all the citrus into a bowl using the juicing technique of your choice. The citrus press works really well.
- Add your honey to the hot water and stir until the honey is completely dissolved and a simple syrup has formed.
- Add lemon juice to the honey water and poor into a container with ice to cool the mixture. Poor into a glass over ice and serve.
This lemonade is killer and it’s SO simple. We love the fact that it uses local honey instead of granulated sugar for sweetness. It makes a great base for a lot of variations of refreshing summer drinks. I like to add a little mint, ginger mint is great. You can also add a little ginger ale and orange or lime juice to kick up the citrus a little. One of our favorites here is ginger ale, ginger mint, lemonade and a splash of blood orange for color. It makes a beautiful, refreshing pool-side drink on a warm summer day.
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