Fresh Squeezed Lemonade.

With spring and summer come fresh fruits, and I couldn’t be happier about it. There is just so much you can do with fresh fruit, from fresh jams to desserts like this delicious strawberry shortcake, the options are endless. But I must say there is nothing quite like freshly squeezed juice.

Today I’m wanted to share my Grandma’s classic recipe for Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, right from the bundle of recipe cards I inherited from her. I was so thrilled to find this one. I make this lemonade week after week as my kids are constantly wanting to set up a lemonade stand outside. Adults and children on our street have come to love this lemonade and I love that they have their own entrepreneurial spirt.

I recently added this classic recipe to our Family Recipe Collection tea towels. The recipe is on a classic 100% white linen fabric. It is the perfect addition to freshen up your kitchen for summer, and it pairs so great with our new butter tea towel as well.

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Lemonade Recipe by heirloomed

I just so happened to be designing this new tea towel as we started launching our new candle collection. It only felt right to include a fresh lemonade scent in our spring line to really bring this story to life.

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Fresh Lemonade by heirloomed

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Yield: 1 gallon
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This is the perfect Hand Squeezed Lemonade recipe for a hot summer day. Passed down to me from my grandmother, I am now sharing it with you.

ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup water

instructions:

How to cook Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

  1. Dissolve sugar into lemon juice by stirring for 30 seconds at a time. Add in water and ice at desired amounts. These measurements will make about 1 gallon. You can also club soda instead of water for a more carbonated flavor.
  2. For a lemonade slush add 1 / 2 cup juice and sugar with 1 cup water and blend with ice cubes. I must say this is just perfect for those extremely hot summer days.
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I would love to know what drinks get you by in the summer and if there is anything fun you like to add to lemonade to give it more flavor. Let me know in the comments below!


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Southern Kitchen Bucket List : Homemade Buttermilk.

Today my journey to make another Southern classic continues. Not only is buttermilk a staple in any Southern kitchen, it also functions as a staple ingredient in many recipes. If you’re not one of those folks that happens to have a jug of fresh buttermilk on hand on any given day, then this super simple “how to” on making your own is just what you need.

I wanted to make this Southern classic from scratch and share my journey with you all. Buttermilk comes from the leftovers of churned butter, letting nothing go to waste, which is always important in my kitchen.

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HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK RECIPE:

The only ingredient this recipe calls for is heavy cream. How easy is that? You simply just fill a jar half way with heavy cream. I used one of my glass canning jars. Shake the jar for several minutes, until you see whip cream starting to form.

Continue shaking your jar until you see a thick yellow mixture forming. Congratulations, you just made homemade butter (and you can check out our full recipe for here). So you basically get two made-from-scratch items out of one simple recipe. The remaining liquid is your buttermilk, so simply pour it into a separate jar and use you’re ready to use your fresh buttermilk in any recipe (but I sure hope you’re making biscuits!)

If you’re in a pinch and don’t have time for all this shaking, or you don’t have heavy cream on hand either, you can create a recipe substitute for buttermilk by adding one tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar to one cup milk to create a similar taste that will get you through without having to run to the grocery store with all the kids in tow.

I would just love to know what are your favorite recipes that use buttermilk?

Check out the rest of our Southern Kitchen Bucket List challenge - as well as download our free SKBL ebooks here.


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