Meyer Lemons and How to make your own Lemon “Concentrate”
|March 18, 2012||Posted by Kelly under Recipes|
Lemons are expensive, but some times you can get a great deal that you don’t want to pass up. What can you do with them? Make your own freezer lemon “concentrate” for making real homemade lemonade.
Start by juicing your lemons, then strain out the seeds, and put the juice into a freezer safe pint sized mason jar (not all mason jars are freezer safe, so make sure you see the freezer symbol on the box)! Then go to Penny Minding Mom to print off these adorable lemon labels! That’s it.
When you are ready to make lemonade, just take it out of the freezer and follow the Real Homemade Lemonade recipe. Make sure you put those leftover lemon rinds into your compost bin!
Now what are these Meyer Lemons I have in my title?
Well they are a hybrid lemon. They are a mix between lemons and oranges (the type of orange is still in question). They are called lemons, but they smell and look more like oranges.
Meyer Lemon on the left, regular Lemon on the right
I decided to give them a try when I heard that they are sweeter than lemons. Even though we are using evaporated cane juice, which has more nutrients than sugar and has less processing, it is still sugar and I’m trying to eliminate that from our diet. Since lemon water doesn’t appeal to any of us, I thought Meyer lemons might be the answer. I used only a cup of evaporated cane juice instead of the normal cup and half. The Meyer lemonade was very sweet, but it really did taste like an orange and none of us really enjoyed drinking it. It was worth a try though!
Do you have a great lemonade recipe that uses less sugar? I would love to give it a try!