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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ollieorman's picture

fantastic recipe love the leonade

marbucks's picture
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Really easy to prepare... I used nearly 2 litres of water since Maltese lemons are very strong tasting and I also used 160g of sugar... Used the Kenwood blender and it worked like a charm.

bouncybungee54's picture
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Really lovely lemonade - thanks for the recipe. I tried it with sparkling water instead of the remaing 500mls of water and it was gorgeous!

shetlandgirl123's picture

Although it says to use a food processor me and Mum found it works much better in a blender. the first time we made it we used the Kenwood Chef Food Processor which sqirted sugary water over the whole kitchen but the resulting lemonade was brilliant.

gordonsfan's picture

just made some absolutely wonderful, very lemony I added some fresh mint from my garden to the glass with ice- fab!

paulacw's picture

Ok -here's the thing- 1st of all read the recipe carefully- not ALL the water goes into the processor-after 1whizz it certainly doesn't stay there! Then take into account that even when you've removed the required amount of fluid-it STILL spews everywhere-or did from my kenwood chef! Then add into the time factor cleaning sticky sugary water from the inside and outside of all cupboards, and floor, and everything within a 1m radius plus showering (as I was in bikini at time).
So was it worth it? .....Absoultely! If this were sold in pubs I'd be tea-total! Well....maybe not... But it's good enough for me even to consider it!
Next time I put lemons and 150ml sugary water in processor (the result of which would be lovely with ice cream!) then added rest of fluid through the sieve to ensure I still cartured the full lemon flavour.
'Still Sticky of Derby'

dtall77's picture
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Absolutely handsome! I'll use about a quarter less sugar next time though, but really easy and lovely. In fact, stop reading this review - go and make it, you'd be half way there by now. But since you're still reading I'll tell you this; I had 4 lemons which I had grated for their zest to use in a cheesecake (also to be found on this site), I used these for the lemonade. So, it's official, this lemonade is still great, even without the zest.

muffinandsam's picture
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I found this really bitter and the kids were really disappointed and we ended up throwing it away. A waste of lemons, sugar, and an hour! bleurgh!

riddhiman's picture
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It was wonderful drinking that lemonade which I made by my own hands. My parents really appreciated how I made this by my own.

jazzyfizz_01's picture
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All I can say is absolutely amazing! I wanted to attempt something new for my parents and sister to try, and this was a winner. I used slightly less than the amount of sugar stated and sparkling water...There was hardly any left for me! A great alternative to fizzy cool drinks.

Thumbs up
:)

lotthedrinkeroftea's picture
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Was ok but very bitter - next time i'll remove the seeds!

bgbound's picture

I too recall this recipe from the Kenwood Chef book but I'm sure that the recipe called for a whole egg - shell and all - anyone else know of that recipe?

bumblebee2010's picture
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Very very easy to make and is an instant hit every time it is served. It also stores well in the fridge for a week. I whizzed all ingredients and sieved it but did not add the remaining half ltr of water. Took the bottle to a picnic, added the rest of the water and a nice refreshing drink was ready!

spaceband's picture
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i started a lemonade bussiness with recipe its yummy

carbar's picture

A great refreshing recipe, thanks.

api187's picture
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fantastic just made this with the kids it took about 2 minuites to make and the kids love it 100% taste

choccake222's picture
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I made a third of this because my mum was saying ' don't waste the limes' so I made it with the following:

400ml water
The juice of 1 lime
100g caster sugar

And best of all, (drum roll please)
MY GRANDMA DRANK IT TOO!

choccake222's picture
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I made a third of this because my mum was saying ' don't waste the limes' so I made it with the following:

400ml water
The juice of 1 lime
100g caster sugar

And best of all, (drum roll please)
MY GRANDMA DRANK IT TOO!

baharek's picture
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Very nice and ready in next to no time!

f1chick's picture

This has probably saved me from dehydration.....pregnant and gone off tea and every type of juice I buy I go off after a glass this is lovely and very refreshing, I've made lemonade before but using the syrup method which was a bit too sweet for me but this is perfect! :-)

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