Strawberry Lemondade or a possible Popsicle ;)

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Summers and Heat ! Two come together. We wish so hard during winter for the summer to be here and forget that it doesn’t come alone but comes with it’s best girl friend heat which is sassy, itchy and annoying. 😉

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Summer comes with a bountiful of fruits which help us going through the scorching summers. Lemons, watermelon, cantaloupes, pineapples, mangos, berries become out best friends along with some great filling cold salads.

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My 3 year old is starting with summer break today. It is tough for me to match her energy. I started my day by sending Amit to work and Aanya to school, packing lunches and making breakfast etc etc. After that, just me and Myraa! We went out, planted some strawberries and marigolds which were yelping to come out of their original small cases. What next mama? Sigh! No TV ! It is for afternoon. So we came back to the kitchen and whipped some Strawberry Lemondade . It was super easy.

Here is how Myraa and I made it together. A great activity to involve your kids. Make some delicious drinks and dishes. The best part is that this can be frozen into Popsicles or just freeze and shave for ice cones! How cool!

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Yields : 2 tall or 4 small glasses

Kitchen Equipments Required : sieve, bowl, blender, lemon squeezer, spoon

Ingredients :

Strawberries : 8-10, washed and stem removed

Orange juice : of 2 small sweet oranges or 1/4 cup store bought

Lemon juice : of 1 lemon or 1&1/2 tbsp

Mint leaves : 4-5 muddled/crushe

Rock salt or regular : 1/4 tsp

Sugar : 1 tsp, optional. If you are using store bough orange juice, it already has sugar so be careful.

Water : 1 cup

Ice cubes : 1 cup

Method :

  1. In a blender, add strawberries, 1 cup water, sugar and salt and blend till puréed.

  2. Squeeze out the lemon and orange juice.

  3. Take a bowl and sieve. Strain the orange and lemon juice through sieve. Clean the sieve. Now start straining the strawberry purée through the sieve. Keep pressing and swirling the purée with spoon in the sieve so that it can strain. Wash the sieve in between to clear it off the strawberry seeds.

  4. Take 2 glasses. Fill them up with ice cubes. Add the muddled mint leaves. Pour the strained purée. Serve chilled!

Notes :You can freeze the purée into Popsicles. Dilute with some water before that.

Hope you all will enjoy making this with your kids!

Sonal

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12 Comments

  1. Oh, how I shall be needing your refreshments this week, Sonal. My last day is Thursday and I can’t wait! But then I have to teach my photo class that evening so I guess I’ll have to wait until Friday to celebrate. 😀

  2. Oh man … I so need it in the Dubai weather! Loved the post and loved the pictures even more! 🙂

  3. This looks so refreshing and delicious! Isn’t it funny how drinking lemonade always makes you thirsty afterwards? So, then you drink even more lemonade! It’s a delicious vicious cycle!

  4. I can’t wait to get my popsicles ‘ready to eat’ 😛 I better drink it as it is… Even better if I can grab a pot n drink straight from tat 😛 😛 😛