Lemonade Syrup (sugarless)
1.00 c Lemon juice (5-6 lemons)
0.50 c Water
1.00 Zest from 1 lemon
-sweetner to equal 1 cup
NON SUGAR RECIPE Prep time: 10 minutes
It's worth squeezing the lemons for this concentrate. Keep it
bottled in the refrigerator as an instant mix for long refreshing
coolers in summertime and for piping hot drinks in the winter.
With a vegetable peeler or sharp knife, peel yellow rind from lemon
in thin strips. In a saucepan, combine rind, juice and water; bring
to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 3 minutes. Cool, strain and
stir in sweetener. Store in glass jar or bottle in refrigerator. TO
MAKE; Mix 1 tbsp. syrup to 1 cup water. Makes 1-1/2 cup concentrate,
enough for 25 drinks.
Each serving: 1 tbsp = 1 g carbo, 4 calories
VARIATIONS: LEMON-LIMEADE Replace 1/2 cup of the lemon juice with lime
juice. LEMONADE DRINKS: Lemonade: For each glass of lemonade, combine
1 tbsp syrup with 1 cup ice water. Add an ice cube or two if desired.
HOT LEMONADE: Place 1 tbsp syrup in cup and add hot water. LEMON
TEA: For each cup, place 2 tsp. syrup in tea cup. Pour over 3/4 cup
weak tea. ICED LEMON TEA: For each glass, place 1 tbsp syrup in
glass. Add 2-3 ice cubes and metal spoon. Pour weak tea over spoon.
Stir. Add more ice, if desired. Garnish with thin lemon slice.
SOURCE: Light and Easy Choices, by Kay Spicer. Produced in assoc
with the Canadian and Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Shared by: Sharon