With the raging heat who wouldn’t like a nice glass of homemade lemonade? Store bought lemonade can be so sweet and also have added ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, cornstarch, glycerol ester of rosin and aspartame – YUCK! No one should want in their bodies. So take 20 minutes and make a huge jug of it for your family to enjoy. This is a lemonade drink that my boys can have anytime of the day!
Homemade Lemonade with Mint Leaves
1 ½ cups of fresh squeezed lemon juice, about 24 lemons
2 cups of raw sugar
10 cups of water
Lots of ice to fill the container
Fresh mint leaves
- Cut and squeeze all the lemons over a colander into a bowl. This way you don’t get the pulp or seeds in the juice.
- Once the lemons are all squeezed put juice in a measuring cup and set aside
- In a small saucepan put 2 cups of raw sugar, 2 cups of water and 3-4 sprigs of mint together and bring to a simmer. Once the sugar is dissolved remove from heat. Make sure you discard the mint before adding it to the lemonade mixture
- Take about 10-15 mint leaves and cut up into smallish pieces
- In a large pitcher or Drink Dispenser put ice in, use a lot since the lemon juice and simple syrup are both warm.
- Pour in the lemon juice, 8 cups of water, 2 cups of simple syrup and fresh mint. Stir and ENJOY!