Saturday, April 7, 2012
1 – 16 ounces pkg. frozen whole strawberries
2 ¾ cup granulated sugar
4 cups water
3 large lemons – juiced
In a large pot, combine frozen strawberries, sugar and water. Stir over medium heat and bring mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until strawberries are mushy and have turned into pale pink in color. Turn off heat.
Using the back of the spoon, mash strawberries. And then remove them into a strainer, pressing the strawberries through the strainer, to squeeze as much liquid from them. Discard mashed strawberries. Take 2 half gallon pitchers or glass jars, and pour the strawberry syrup into the jars, dividing syrup equally between two jars. Fill each jar with cold water. Chill strawberry lemonade before serving. Serve with crushed ice.
Tips & Tricks:
The bright, red colors of strawberries give this lemonade that bright red color. So if your strawberries are not as red, then the strawberry syrup is not going to be as red as well. (If you like, add a drop of red food coloring into the syrup before pouring it into the jars.)