The perfect glass of low-carb lemonade can be enjoyed all summer thanks to making homemade concentrate when lemons are at their peak each year. This easy recipe is a wonderful drink for those on a keto or diabetic diet.
1.25Cmonkfruit sweeteneror other no-calorie sweetener of your choice
Pick fresh lemons from your tree. If you do not have a tree, get them at the store or farmer's market. Wash them and slice them in half.
Using a hand juicer, squeeze the juice from the lemons. You will need 1 and ¼ cups of fresh juice.
Add to a large mason jar or big pyrex measuring cup to hold.
Boil water in a large measuring pyrex or tea kettle.
In a medium-sized bowl or your pyrex measuring cup, stir together the boiling water with the 1 and ¼ cup of sweetener. Stir to dissolve.
Once cool, add to the lemon juice. Stir.
Store in mason jars or pour into a quart-sized Ziploc bag. The lemonade concentrate can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 5 months.
To Make Lemonade
Each recipe will make one half-gallon of lemonade. Add one batch of the concentrate to 3 cups of cold water plus some ice in a pitcher. For a gallon, use two batches and 6 cups of cold water and ice. Stir and serve over ice. Enjoy!