When life gives you lemons, why stop at just lemonade?
I am taking the traditional lemonade recipe and giving it a modern twist – by using the whole lemon! Yes, you read that right.
No need to squeeze or juice those lemons. In this blog post, I’ll guide you through crafting your very own Whole Lemon Blender Lemonade, a vibrant and invigorating drink that’s as easy to make as it is refreshing.
Get ready to blend your way to citrusy bliss!
Fresh lemonade recipe with lemons Video Recipe
- 4-5 large, ripe lemons
- 2 tablespoons of date sugar or coconut sugar (adjust to taste)
- 3 cups of cold, filtered water
- Ice cubes, for serving
- Optional: Sparkling water (for a bubbly twist)
- Optional variations: Lavender drops, mint leaves, basil sprigs
- Gather Your Ingredients
Before you embark on your lemonade-making journey, make sure you have all the necessary ingredients at hand. Fresh, ripe lemons are the star of the show, while date sugar or coconut sugar adds a touch of natural sweetness. Consider having some fresh herbs like mint, basil, or lavender drops ready for an exciting flavor twist.
- Prep the Whole Lemons
Wash the lemons thoroughly under cold water to remove any dirt or residue. Cut off any stems and slice the lemons into quarters, keeping the peel on. The vibrant lemon peel not only adds flavor but also a wonderful aromatic essence to your lemonade.
- Blend the Magic
Place the quartered lemons in a high-speed blender. Add 2 tablespoons of date sugar or coconut sugar to balance the tartness. Pour in 1 cup of cold, filtered water to help with blending. Secure the lid tightly and blend on low to medium speed for about 30 seconds. The goal here is to break down the lemons into a fine pulp while retaining some texture.
- Strain for a Smooth Finish
To achieve a smoother consistency, strain the blended lemon mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher. This step will remove any larger pieces of pulp and create a more refined texture.
- Add Water and Chill
After straining, add the remaining 2 cups of cold, filtered water to the pitcher and stir gently to combine. For an extra chill, you can refrigerate the pitcher for about 30 minutes before serving.
- Serve and Customize
Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the whole lemon blender lemonade over the ice.
- Bubbly Boost (Optional)
If you’re craving a fizzy element, consider adding a splash of sparkling water to your lemonade. The effervescence will elevate your drink to a whole new level of refreshment.
Customize your Fresh lemonade recipe with lemons
Now it’s time to get creative! Leave the lemonade as is for a pure citrus burst, or experiment with the optional variations:
- Lavender Drop: Add a drop or two of culinary-grade lavender essential oil to each glass for a fragrant and soothing twist.
- Minty Fresh: Tear a few fresh mint leaves and add them to the glasses for a cooling and invigorating touch.
- Basil Bliss: Place a sprig of fresh basil in each glass for a hint of herbal sophistication.
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Fresh lemonade recipe with lemons Recipe
You’ve just embarked on a citrus adventure by blending whole lemons into a refreshing and invigorating drink. The Whole Lemon Blender Lemonade is a delightful twist on the classic lemonade recipe that’s both convenient and bursting with flavor. Whether you’re lounging on your porch, hosting a picnic, or simply in need of a revitalizing sip, this whole lemon approach is sure to impress. So, grab those lemons, fire up the blender, and enjoy the zesty goodness of Whole Lemon Blender Lemonade – a sip of sunshine in every glass!