Homemade Organic Lemon-Limeade Concentrate

Here’s What You’ll Need:

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