Homemade Organic Lemonade Concentrate

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 12 organic small lemons
  • 2 cups organic cane sugar
  • unchlorinated water
  • 3 pint Mason jars with lids

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Zest all of the lemons.  Be careful not to get the pith.
  2. Juice the lemons and remove the seeds.  I like my lemonade to have the pulp but if you don’t, strain the pulp out.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup lemon juice with pulp into each pint jar.
  4. Place the lemon zest, sugar and 2 cups of water into a saucepan.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 8 minutes.  You want the mixture to create a lemon sugar syrup.
  7. Pour 1/3 of the lemon syrup into each pint jar.
  8. Fill to the top (Leaving 1/4″ headspace if you’re planning on water bath canning them.)
  9. To make lemonade: place the pint of concentrate into a half-gallon Mason jar.  Fill with water and stir with a wooden spoon.
  10. Yields three pints of lemonade concentrate.
  11. Enjoy!

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