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Homemade Lemonade
Homemade Lemonade

Homemade Lemonade

10 mins
10 mins

A refreshing summer drink - great for fundraisers and for using up lemons!

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  • Ingredients
  • Method


  • 6 lemons, scrubbed in cold water
  • 1.5kg Chelsea White Sugar
  • 50g (½ packet) citric acid
  • 3 litres water

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Peel the rind off 2 lemons, taking care to get just the outer skin, no white pith (use a potato peeler).
Place the peel and 2 cups of the sugar in a food processor and run the processor until the rind is really ground up and the sugar is yellow and oily looking. Tip into a large saucepan.
Squeeze all 6 lemons and strain off to remove any pips. Mix the juice with the lemon sugar mixture in the saucepan and add the remaining sugar and the citric acid. Add the 3 litres of water and cook over a medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
Cool, pour into clean bottles and store in the fridge.
To serve, dilute with water - 1 part cordial to 3 or 4 parts water. To make fizzy lemonade, dilute with sparkling mineral water or soda water. For a party, try pink lemonade by adding a few drops of pink food colouring to the cordial. Dress up the glasses with fancy straws, ice cubes, slices of fruit and cocktail umbrellas or little plastic toys.
Makes 3 litres of concentrated cordial.

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