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Lemonade Syrup (sugarless)

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Servings: 25
Categories: Diabetic / Mixes / Non-Alcoholic Beverages

    1.00 c Lemon juice (5-6 lemons)
    0.50 c Water
    1.00 Zest from 1 lemon
    Equivalent artificial
    -sweetner to equal 1 cup
    -of sugar.

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 Stevens.

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