Make Your Own Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate

by GettingFreedom on July 31, 2013

After scoring a great deal on strawberries, I had to figure out how I would use them all up before they went bad.  I dehydrated strawberries {a couple of dehydrator’s full!}, we ate some, and I finally made some Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate that’s been on my list of things to do for years now.

I have to say, it’s rather amazing to pull out some strawberry lemonade in the middle of winter and enjoy a glass!  It felt a bit like summer–or was that the crazy 60° weather we’ve been having? :)

This Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate recipe is meant to be water bath canned, but you can freeze it if you wish.

Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate

Yield: 3 Quarts

Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate

Ingredients

  • 6 cups strawberries
  • 4 cups lemon juice {fresh squeezed is best}
  • 4 cups sugar

Instructions

  1. Puree strawberries in a food processor or blender.
  2. Combine strawberry puree and lemon juice in a large pot.
  3. Add in sugar and stir together.
  4. Heat mixture to 190°, do not let it boil!
  5. Ladle hot strawberry lemonade mixture into sterilized canning jars, leaving ¼ inch headspace.
  6. Remove any air bubbles.
  7. Wipe the rims and add on the canning lids and rings.
  8. Process in a water bath for 15 minutes.

Notes

If you're new to canning, check out the links at the bottom of this post to help walk you through the steps.

Canning this recipe isn't the only option to store it--you can freeze it in 1-2 cup portions.

http://www.gettingfreedom.net/strawberry-lemonade-recipe/

When you’re ready to serve Strawberry Lemonade, mix one quart jar of concentrate with one and a half quart jars of water, ginger ale, or lemon-lime soda.

Are you new to canning?

Check out this post that details the differences between pressure canning and water bath canning.

This post shows you how to pressure can from start to finish.

Does home canning really save you money?  This post answers “Is Canning Frugal?”

 

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