Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate

One of my favorite things to do is pick fresh food. Today I picked lots of strawberries and canned them into a delicious strawberry lemonade. This juice is great for a hot summer day.

Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate
Author: Jennifer Crowther
Yield: 7 Pintes
Prep Time: 15 Min Cook time: 15 Min

  • 6 cups hulled strawberries
  • 4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 cups of granulated sugar
  1. Puree the strawberries in a blender. Fresh squeeze the lemon juice (a juicer makes it go faster).
  2. Combine lemon juice, sugar, and strawberries, heat to 190 degrees Fahrenheit over low heat, this enables the sugar to melt.
  3. Ladle into hot jars leaving 1/4" head space, wipe rim with damp cloth. Screw lid and band onto jar.
  4. Process jars for 15 minutes in boiling water, making sure water completely covers the jars.
  5. Let cool in place 24 hours, make sure it has sealed by pressing down on the top of the can, the lid should not pop back up. Label the jars.
  6. When ready to serve mix concentrate with 1 pint water.

This recipe came out well for me. It tastes nice and fresh, but there are a few things I would do differently.
-I used half fresh squeezed lemon juice and bottled juice. I would recommend only using fresh squeezed lemon juice. The bottled juice leaves and aftertaste.
-I would try juicing the strawberries instead of pureeing them, leaving a little pulp for taste in the juice.

1 comment:

  1. If you buy the lemon juice frozen, it does not have the preservatives and additives (thus, it does not have the aftertaste). Minute Maid's Premium 100% pure lemon juice is about $1.66 at WinCo, and equals the juice of 7 lemons. So that's about $0.24/lemon. I use it in my lemonade, and when grilling salmon.
    - Lisa Christiansen