I bought 6 pounds of strawberries, 10 Kiwis and 9 Lemons. I probably should have investigated more the quantities that I needed for this recipe, I ended up only using 1.5 pounds of strawberries and 5 Kiwis, but I went out and bought a TON more lemons.
Here is the recipe:
Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade ConcentrateYield: 6-8 pints
- 3 cups chopped strawberries
- 3 cups chopped kiwis
- 4 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 6 cups sugar
Wash and chop the strawberries and kiwis
In a blender, puree the strawberries and kiwis
Add all the ingredients into a saucepan and heat over medium-high heat.
Stir to dissolve all the sugar
Do not let this mixture boil
Heat the mixture to 190 degrees
Ladle the mixture into jars, leaving 1/4" headspace
Process in water bath for 15 minutes
To use, mix the concentrate with water, tonic water, club soda or whatever your heart desires. The ratio's of concentrate:liquid its based on personal preference.
I had a bit left over that didn't fit in all the jars so Brad & I tried it out. I didn't measure our ratio, but I think it was probably about 1 teaspoon concentrate with 1/2-3/4 cup water. The taste reminded me a lot of the Strawberry Kiwi Snapple. I think that it would be really good with tonic water to give it a bit of bubbles.
I think this will be great to have around for parties or for sipping on this weekend with the heat wave that is coming.
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