Peach Lemonade

Peach Lemonade

Last¬†Thursday, on the way home from work, I stopped and bought 1/2 bushel of peaches. I was planning to freeze most of them like I did last year, and I left them sitting on my counter for a few days to ripen a little more. Of course, that meant that every time I went in the kitchen I was forced to contemplate a huge basket of peaches. And of course that meant I spent my free time on the internet searching “peach recipes”. The result of my little internet search is the peach lemonade you see here.

This stuff is amazing. And I don’t say that lightly.¬† I can’t seem to stop drinking it, and yet I want to hoard it as well! I had no idea it was so easy to make your own flavored lemonade, and now I’m regretting not trying a strawberry or blueberry version back when those were in season. The lemonade is perfectly sweet with a wonderful peach flavor shining through. If you like the flavor of fresh, in-season peaches, you’ve got to try this – it’s definitely a favorite in our house!

Peach Lemonade

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Peach Lemonade

Ingredients:

3 peaches, peeled and chopped
1 cup granulated sugar
5 cups water
3/4 - 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions:

Bring the peaches, sugar, and water to a boil, and then simmer until the sugar is dissolved, about 10 minutes. Using an immersion blender (or transferring the mixture to a blender), blend until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl or pitcher, pressing to extract as much juice as possible. Let cool completely then stir in the lemon juice. Serve over ice.

adapted from food.com

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23 Responses to “Peach Lemonade”

  1. 1

    Jackie — August 30, 2011 @ 12:35 am

    Hi Megan

    How do you peel peaches.

    • megan replied: — August 30th, 2011 @ 12:44 am

      I just peel them with a knife, like I would peel an apple. When they’re ripe they’re pretty easy to peel.

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    Lindsay — August 30, 2011 @ 2:28 am

    Re: peeling peaches – blanch them in boiling water for about a minute and the skin slips right off! :)

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    Christina — August 30, 2011 @ 2:56 am

    This sounds yummy! I should pick some peaches up my next shopping trip.

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — August 30, 2011 @ 6:38 am

    Yum! I can’t wait to try this, sounds so good.

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    Marci — August 31, 2011 @ 2:03 am

    I love your new blog design!

    • megan replied: — August 31st, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

      Thanks Marci! Lindsay did an awesome job :)

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    Kim — August 31, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

    This looks really nice.
    I too, love the new design!

    • megan replied: — August 31st, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

      Thanks so much Kim!

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    Linda — August 31, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    Wow, this sounds delicious!! I’ve never thought of making my own flavored lemonade, what a great idea! I wonder if I could switch out the sugar for agave?

    • megan replied: — August 31st, 2011 @ 11:21 pm

      I’m sure you could! Let me know if you try it :)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — August 31, 2011 @ 11:17 pm

    Gasp! You made the WP switch!!! You give me courage. Still scared to death to switch. SO pretty- I’m updating my feed now ;)

    • megan replied: — August 31st, 2011 @ 11:22 pm

      Thanks Katrina! And really, Lindsay (Purr Design) did it all – I did nothing! What do you mean when you say you’re updating your feed…do I have to tell other people to do that too?

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    Kristin — September 1, 2011 @ 3:39 am

    i got on here to say that candy made this yesterday and brought us some. IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! i could have had an entire pitcher’s worth!

    and while i’m here, i do love the new design! it looks so clean, fresh, and simple. professional, too:) love it!

    • megan replied: — September 1st, 2011 @ 9:29 am

      Thanks Kristin, so glad you liked it! And thanks for the comments about the design as well! Did you show Paul? I warned him that the header he so kindly created for me was changing… :)

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    Megan's Cookin' — October 13, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

    Sounds so refreshing and a nice change from lemon!

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    Megan's Cookin' — June 7, 2012 @ 7:03 pm

    I love peach yea but never thought of peach lemonade. Sounds so refreshing!

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    Peach Lemonade | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — July 24, 2012 @ 4:00 am

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    Mars — August 12, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    How many people does this serve?

    • megan replied: — August 14th, 2012 @ 7:51 am

      I’d say it makes about 4 servings. Hope you like it! :)

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    Peach Lemonade | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — January 22, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    [...] Adapted from What Megan’s Making [...]

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    Marie Feighery — July 20, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    Just made this this morning! It is so delicious, and so simple which makes it even better. Ireland is having a bit of a heatwave at the moment :D Off to a bbq this evening and this will go down a treat , thanks :D

    • megan replied: — July 20th, 2013 @ 10:10 am

      so glad you liked it! :)

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