STRAWBERRY LEMONADE (SUGARFREE) – Amy Clark
4 C frozen strawberries (slightly thawed)
2 C water
2 C. organic or fresh squeezed lemon juice
½ C Erythritol or Birch Xylitol*
1 ½ tsp SweetLeaf Berry Stevia
Puree strawberries and water in blender. In 1 gal pitcher add lemon juice and sweeteners stir to dissolve. Add strawberry puree stir and add water to taste. Chill in freezer till slushy for a cool treat.
Hannah asked for strawberry lemonade for her wedding reception on 7-30-2016. I bought a case of organic lemons and Terry juiced them and we froze the juice. Amy brought some more bottled organic lemon juice with her for the reception. We knew the basic lemonade recipe of 1 cup juice per half gallon and most Strawberry Lemonades just had a few strawberries floating in it and no real flavor to it. So, Amy experimented with pureeing frozen strawberries and came up with this recipe which was a smashing success.
Many who were there have asked for it, so here it is..
*Our family uses primarily Birch Xylitol, however, when preparing food or beverages for those unaccustomed to it, we use Non-GMO, Organic Erythritol to avoid any stomach distress or issues, as Birch Xylitol requires a time of adjustment. All the sweet foods and drinks at the wedding were sweetened with Erythritol and SweetLeaf Stevia. Erythritol is not quite as sweet as Birch Xylitol, so we have to adjust and use slightly more Stevia to taste.