Really easy lemonade

Really easy lemonade

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins No cook

Skill level

Easy

Servings

A simple classic that everyone can enjoy. Perfect on a hot summer's day

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
140
protein
0g
carbs
37g
fat
0g
saturates
0g
fibre
0g
sugar
37g
salt
0.01g

Ingredients

  • 3 unwaxed lemons, roughly chopped
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 1l cold water

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Method

  1. Tip the lemons, sugar and half the water into a food processor and blend until the lemon is finely chopped.
  2. Pour the mixture into a sieve over a bowl, then press through as much juice as you can. Top up with the remaining water and serve with plain ice or frozen with slices of lemon and lime.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2007

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fayfumbs's picture
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My children have made this several times and is always a success

leerob71's picture
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Really good and so simple!

easytiger-gb's picture

I only had one lemon but today's really hot and hubby is outside concreting, I used 1 lemon, 30g of sugar (he hasn't got a sweet tooth) a spot of lime juice, a good couple of handfuls of ice and 300ml water. It needs a finer sieve but was delicious and just hit the spot.

madeleinek's picture
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This is the exact same recipe that came with my first Kenwood chef nearly 40 years ago and I still have the recipe booklet. There were no processors then, so everything was whizzed in the liquidizer, much easier. Excellent recipe and one I still use today.

madeleinek's picture
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This is the exact same recipe that came with my first Kenwood chef 40 years ago and I still have the booklet that contains it. There were no food processors then, so everything was put in the liquidizer and whizzed round, much easier. Still a delicious recipe, which I use all the time.

nicolaerith's picture

Wonderful little recipe. So quick to make which is just as well as it soon disappears. Firm summer favorite.

scammie's picture

Just browsing summer drink recipes, found this, and 10 minutes later I'm enjoying a glass of it - absolutely delicious! I even like the lovely sugary lemony pith left over - I think a little would be nice sprinkled over ice cream as a quick treat!

eileenlouise's picture

Was absolutely gorgeous!! whole family loved it!!!

mostyn's picture

good recipe quick to make

soph1eg's picture
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Lovely and refreshing and not too sweet. Next time I would probably drain it through a finer sieve or muslin.

davepop's picture
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Excellent

paulscarlett's picture

Yummy :)

nickim's picture
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This really is quick and easy to make and tastes delicious. I will definitely be making it again. I also only used the juice and mixed it in a jug with the sugar and water.

yvonnebradley's picture

Lemons are big and fat here in Cyprus at the mo so I thought I'd take advantage. I added about 2 cms of root ginger to this and it was delicious. Must admit I wasn't convinced about using the whole lemon as I thought the pith might make it bitter - but it didn't.

Having a glass of it as I type this - cheers everyone!

bonney-blythe's picture

Our family has been making this for the past 40 years using a recipe from the booklet that came with my mums Kenwood Chef. We make it in a liquidiser - just bung everything in including ice and then strain. Even easier than this recipe. Really refreshing on a hot summers day.

morag22's picture
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Really nice - made this using Limes and brown sugar - whizzed the sugar around in the processor first. Will def make this again.

lolfood's picture
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Great for a party! I loved the taste!

patdavies's picture

Really easy to make and enjoyed it really cold lots of ice having a day off alcohol as been busy cooking and packing presents for my grandchildren. Really glad i've signed up as I throughly enjoy the magazine and read it from cover to cover, over and over till my next one arrives.

imabadpixie's picture
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REALLY easy and very tasty. Makes about 1 1/2 litres. I popped in a lime for extra taste and it was yummy. With more time i probably would have seived again and maybe added more water, but will be defo doing this again for a BBQ or when the sun is out for a treat!

hennas's picture
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Great Idea for the kids to make on a hot summer's day. I felt the skin-and-all approach might be too bitter for the little ones so we just squeezed juice from 3 large lemons, added the sugar and sparkling water for a fizzy treat. They all loved, I hardly had any left for myself! Will def make again and again....

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