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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Skinny Summer Homemade Lemonade ♥

I remember my grandpa used to make the best homemade lemonade every summer. Here is my less sugar version but still a tasty staple for summer! ♥ 

Ingredients ♥

1 ½ cups sugar ( I use SPLENDA®  brand) 
1 ½ cups water
Zest from one lemon
1 ½ cups fresh lemon juice
Ice cubes
Cold water or sparkling water
Lemons slices
Fresh mint leaves

Directions ♥

Measure the sugar and water into a sauce pan. While stirring with a wooden spoon, bring the mixture to a boil for 5 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Let cool slightly.

Add fresh squeezed lemon juice and lemon zest to the sugar syrup. Cool completely. Pour the lemonade syrup into a quart jar. Cover tightly with the lid. The syrup can be kept in the refrigerator for 2 or 3 weeks.

When you’re read to serve the lemonade, put some ice cubes in the bottom of a glass. Our ¼ cup of the lemon syrup over the ice cubes. Add ¾ cup cold water or sparkling water and stir.

Float a thin slice of lemon and, if you like, a fresh mint leaf on top of each glass.enjoy! ♥

The recipe makes enough syrup for 14 glasses of lemonade.

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