You guys! I am so excited to share this new Easy Strawberry Lemonade recipe with you today! It is incredibly tasty, refreshing and filled with fruit! This recipe also marks the start of my new cookbook, Kids in the Kitchen!!! Now, I’ve never written a book and I’m really not sure how this will all come together, but I’m giving it my best shot. I’m also open to any and all suggestions for publishing. First things first, let’s get to this amazing Strawberry Lemonade Recipe that you have got to make with your kiddos this week!
Why get the kids in the kitchen?
Well several reasons really. My kiddos love to help out with whatever I am doing. I don’t always feel like I want their help, BUT I’m going to share recipes with you that I do love having their help with. I want my kids to feel comfortable in the kitchen, know how to cook meals and enjoy it along the way. The best thing I can do is to get them started early. Both of my kids have been helping out in the kitchen as long as they’ve been able to. I started out slow and gradually introduced them to different things that they can help with. The little guy just turned 4, and yesterday, he got to squeeze the lemons for this tasty Strawberry Lemonade.
Prepare Before Cooking With Kids
Before I get the kids involved in the kitchen, I prepare some of the ingredients and I prepare myself. I do not cook with the kids if I’m not feeling up to it. Some moments, I just need to cook and move on. Other moments, I want to teach them and get them involved. I like to prepare any ingredients that need my full attention before I bring them into the kitchen. For this recipe, I made the simple syrup and cut the lemons. I did the things that I don’t feel comfortable with them doing yet. Then the stage (er, kitchen) is set and I’m ready for their help. The little guy loved squeezing the lemons and used all his might to get as much juice out as he could.
When cooking with kids, you’ve got to find ways to make it accessible for them to work. They usually stand on a chair or stool to be up at counter level. For this recipe, I put the pitcher in the sink so he would have more leverage when squeezing the juice out. And don’t forget to have a snack along the way!
Make This Easy Strawberry Lemonade!
This recipe has 3 parts. First, make the simple syrup. Then puree the strawberries, and third, squeeze the lemons with a Lemon Press. Once you have all of your parts, you can mix to serve. Find the full recipe for this delicious Strawberry Lemonade below!
- 2 Cups of Strawberries
- 4 Large Lemons
- 1 Cup of Sugar
- 5 Cups of Water
- Make simple syrup: add sugar and 1 cup of water to a medium saucepan. Stir till combined and the sugar has dissolved.
- Make strawberry puree: Add strawberries and 1/2 cup of water to a blender and blend until combined.
- Squeeze lemons with a lemon press to make lemon juice.
- Combine 1 cup of simple syrup, strawberry puree and lemon juice in a pitcher.
- Add 4 cups of water and stir.
- Fill glasses with ice, pour strawberry lemonade on top then serve!
I hope you enjoy making this Easy Strawberry Lemonade recipe with the kids! xo, Bri