L Is for Lickety-Split Lemonade
Enjoy the summery-fresh taste of homemade lemonade with this super easy recipe!
Most of the recipes in our ABC Snacks Series are designed to be made with just 1 or 2 kids, but with our Lickety-split Lemonade you’ll have enough to quench the thirst of the whole neighborhood!
And the best part is that a jug of this refreshing drink will mix up…well…lickety-split! Our two willing helpers made a great big pitcher to share with all their friends, and they had a great time doing it.
It’s the perfect treat for a summer picnic or pool party. And if the weather is dreary or cold, this sweet thirst quencher will bring back fond summer memories. There’s never a wrong time for ice cold lemonade!
Here’s what you’ll need to make a pitcher of lemonade:
- 10-12 lemons plus 1 for garnish
- 8 cups water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- Ice (optional)
- Roll the lemons with slight pressure to release the juices.
- Squeeze lemons over a strainer into a bowl. Set the juice aside.
- To create a simple syrup, combine sugar and 1 cup water in a small pot over medium low heat.
- Slowly stir until sugar is dissolved, being careful not to bring to a boil.
- Cool the simple syrup.
- Combine the syrup, lemon juice, and remaining water in a pitcher and stir. Add ice if desired.
- Slice the remaining lemon into discs and add to pitcher.
- While you’re savoring sips of lemonade, say /l/–/l/–lickety-split lemonade together.
- For some finger-licking fun, spread a thin layer of sugar on a flat pan or plate. Write the letter L in the sugar with your finger. Lick fingers and repeat!
- While drinking your lemonade, read about how Maisy Makes Lemonade.
- Download ABC Snacks: Tips for Working on Pre-Reading Skills for more teaching tips.
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Photo credit: Heidi Hess