Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate Recipe

By popular request, here is the strawberry lemonade concentrate recipe we use every summer. I *believe* it's from the Ball Big Book of Canning.

We've also done this with blueberries, peaches, raspberries and made cherry LIMEade with the same measurements.

6 cups fresh or frozen strawberries - hulled and lightly crushed
4 cups fresh lemon juice - from the bottle - acidity in fresh lemons varies too much
6 cups sugar

If you do not want to process this concentrate in canning jars, freeze the concentrate in 1 to 2 cup portions.

Puree strawberries in a food processor or blender until very smooth. Mix pureed berries, lemon juice, and sugar in a large pot and bring up to about 190°. Do not bring to boil.

Prepare canning jars and lids for processing. Ladle concentrate mixture into pint jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space. Process in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes.

Mix with 3-4 pints water or club soda (our favorite) and enjoy!

Happy Canning!

Simple Mama


  1. Sounds lovely. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Oh, I can't wait to try it. =) Thank you so much! Have Sunshine!!!

  3. yum! this might be a great xmas present idea.

  4. How much do you mix with 4 cups of club soda?

  5. I use an entire pint jar of the concentrate mix with 3-4 pints of club soda - depending on how sweet I'm looking for my lemonade to taste.