Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
I LOVE Strawberry Lemonade from Chili's (or any other restaurant for that matter)! This is a big problem for me because we save about $10 on our restaurant bill by only ordering waters. So I never get to have one of my most favorite drinks. In fact my mouth is watering right now thinking about it. I have tried several times to recreate the perfection that is Strawberry Lemonade on my own without success. It is a great day because I have found this recipe for Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate! It has very few ingredients and sounds super easy to make, and I'll have Strawberry Lemonade on hand anytime I want some at a fraction of the cost!
- 2 quarts strawberries, washed and hulled
- 2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 20 lemons squeezed)
- 2 3⁄4 cups sugar
- 1 1⁄2 quarts water
You will need a large nonreactive pot
- Wash and hull strawberries, then place them into a food processor. Blend berries until smooth. Place the pureed strawberries, lemon juice, sugar and 1 1/2 quarts of water into a very large nonreactive pot. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until mixture reaches 165°F. Make sure you do not boil. Skim off any foam from the top and allow concentrate to cool completely before transferring to canning jars. You may want to strain the concentrate through a strainer before putting into jars. There will be a lot of pulp and seeds.
- Before serving concentrate mix 1 part concentrate with 2 parts water, or go by taste. Concentrate can be stored in the refrigerator for about 1 week or place into the freezer for longer storage. Makes about 3 1/2 quarts.
- If you like strawberries and freshly squeezed lemons you will love this!