Homemade lemonade is special. It helps create family memories that last generations. It’s touching to think of how many hours have been spent on our porch swing, or in our back yard visiting with family, and friends while enjoying my homemade lemonade.
Though the recipe sounds simple, it’s been crafted and handed down in my family like a treasure. It’s one I’m happy share, in hopes of bringing those same special memories to someone else.
1 cup of sugar
3 cups of water
Optional garnish, mint leaves or cherries.
Pour over ice.
I squeeze the juice out of four lemons, and slice the fifth.
Dump in one cup of sugar.
Mix it all into three cups of boiling water.
Let cool, pour all of it into a pitcher, and chill in the fridge for 24 hours. If I can keep everyone away from it that long. Then add garnish if you’d like.
I recently received a full size container of Truvia to review. I decided to try it in our homemade lemonade recipe as a replacement for sugar.
1 cup of Truvia
3 cups of water
Dropped in three cherries.
Poured it over ice.
I followed the above directions.
I thought it was delicious. Crisp and refreshing. A little sweeter than the original recipe. My husband thought the Truvia added a slight after taste. Being a diet soda drinker, I really didn’t notice or mind it. I plan to mix this again, and enjoy it over the summer. It’s a great way to cut down on my sugar in take.
I also used Truvia in place of sugar over fresh strawberries. This was a big hit with my entire family. To be honest, I don’t think anyone other than myself even knew.
Truvia sweetener is a natural, zero-calorie sweetener made from the best tasting part of the stevia plant. Packets are available in 40-ct, 80-ct, and 120-ct boxes, and the Truvia spoonable jar makes it easy to spoon and sprinkle just the right amount into coffee, oatmeal, yogurt or more. The new Truvia Baking Blend, a blend of Truvia sweetener and sugar, is specially formulated for at-home baking and offers 75% fewer calories per serving than sugar.
Truvia sweetener has launched the “Turning the Town Truvia” campaign in Dallas, Denver and Miami to promote natural, reduced-calorie sweetness.
Consumers can nominate a food service establishment via the Truvia page on Facebook and be entered for a chance to win a $5,000 grand prize. As result, Truvia sweetener may end up on the tabletop of their nominated bars, cafés or restaurants. A $50 Gift Card will also be given to one winner each week. Hurry! The contest is over on May 26th !!