The lemon trees are bursting! My fingers are itching as I try to find recipes to use all these amazing lemons because I just can’t bear to not use these lovely large yellow orbs. I made lemonade with my oldest daughter yesterday and it was such fun for both of us, drinking down almost all of it right away. Of course, once it was almost gone she says it’s too sour for her and she prefers the Fanta we get in the store. Sigh.
Undeterred, I’m making more tomorrow. Here’s my recipe. It’s so simple I feel like I shouldn’t even post it because all it is is lemons, sugar and water. With a little secret ingredient….
Squeeze 5 lemons
Add 1-2 cups of sugar (it depends on how sweet/sour you like it)
1-2 liters of water (again, it depends on how concentrated you like yours)
a splash of vanilla (the secret! shh)
Oh, it’s divine, it really is. I like to put a little in the freezer so it’s extra cold but typically I can’t wait that long so I simply throw ice in.
How do you make lemonade?
Also, do you have a good lemon curd recipe? I’ve been looking around but haven’t found one I like yet. Do share!
photo credit: cjc4454