Way back when, I posted about lemonade. I love lemonade but it has to be the "real" stuff. Lemons are crazy cheap right now and I got a bunch in my Door to Door box, so have plenty to make lemonade with. I generally juice the lemons and freeze the juice but I came across a recipe in my Ball Blue Book for canning strawberry lemonade concentrate. I did a bit of research and found that I could can my lemonade concentrate without having to make changes. Yes!
(Note: You should only use tested and approved recipes given to you by an expert. I am not an expert nor do I have a laboratory in my kitchen to test these recipes for pH content, etc. This is just how I did it. You have to use common sense, especially when canning.)
So. . . you scared, yet? Ha!
Remember my lemonade recipe?
1 cup lemon juice
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
I used six cups of each and boiled it together on the stove.
Fill your pint sized jars with this stuff.
Process for fifteen minutes in a water bath. It yielded seven pint jars.
These should store nicely until next lemon season. I tried reconstituting one and found that three and a half pint jars of water for one pint jar of concentrate made for a very nice, strong lemonade.