15 July 2013

Healthly kid's recipe - Thirst Quenching Homemade Lemonade

Another balmy day in London welcomed a children's tea party in my back garden. Homemade bunting and decorations, blankets on the lawn and 12 happy and hungry 5 years olds prepared a variety of dishes for their tea party. Vicky helped me today and together with the children we made:
  • Tea Sandwiches
  • Lemon & beetroot muffins
  • Strawberry & white chocolate muffins
  • Homemade popcorn
  • Thirst quenching homemade lemonade
  • Strawberries & pineapple dipped in chocolate sauce
I thought it may be a little too busy a schedule for the 5 year olds but they enjoyed every minute of it. Cooking together with friends is a great way of getting children to overcome their food fears. Seeing their friends trying new foods often encourages them to do the same. A couple of children said they don't like lemonade but when they tried the one they made themselves they loved it!

Below is the recipe for the homemade lemonade. The great thing about this recipe is you can control the amount of sugar that goes into it - either by reducing the amount stated below or diluting the lemonade with more sparkling/still water. It is all natural too and a great vitamin C booster. It was a hit with the parents too and would taste wonderful with something alcoholic added to it (once the kids have gone to bed) - especially on a warm night like tonight.

Thirst quenching homemade lemonade
1 cup sugar
1 cup water 
6 lemons, juiced
5 cups still or sparkling water
Ice cubes 
  1. To make the syrup, place the water and sugar into a saucepan and on a low heat, heat until the sugar has dissolved. Place in the fridge until chilled
  2. Juice the lemons and keep to the side
  3. Once the syrup is chilled, add the fresh lemon juice and your choice of still or sparkling water. If very hot outside add some ice cubes for extra refreshment
  4. And enjoy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I made this yesterday and it's delicious. I didn't realise how easy it was to make. Keep posting these great recipes. Sam