Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

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Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning

  1. PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil.  Wash lids in warm soapy water and set bands aside.
  2. PURÉE strawberries in a blender or food processor fitted with a metal blade, working in batches, until smooth. Transfer to a large stainless steel saucepan as completed.
  3. ADD lemon juice and sugar to strawberry puree, stirring to combine. Heat to 190° F over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Do not boil. Remove from heat and skim off foam.
  4. LADLE hot concentrate into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.
  5. PROCESS jars in a boiling water canner for 15 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.

Quick Tip: To reconstitute, mix one part concentrate with three parts water, tonic water or ginger ale. Adjust concentrate to suit your taste.

Strawberry Lemonade Recipe | Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate - Ball® is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Re-do For Us! A Taste of Summer in the Winter! Made this last year - our first year canning, mind you. We used concentrated lemon juice (4 cups) since 4 cups of real lemon juice would have cost WAY too much around here (MI). Especially nice if weather kept us inside. We just added however much water we wanted at the time. Went a long way for us. Can even sweeten/sour more when it comes time to use, but overall, we just added water.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, not too lemon-y flavored I only got 5 1/2 jars instead of 7. My printed recipe says dilute 1:1, which is clearly not enough. As others have said 3:1 is better. I used a Vitamix to puree the strawberries, so didn't have a problem with strawberry seeds. Lots of work for lemonade, but It was a great beginner canning project.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I loved this! But we like it diluted to 1:6 a lot more. Otherwise we found it too sweet. But it is a lushes summer treat!
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good, but need better measurements I had called and no one could tell me how much 6 cups of strawberries should be - is that whole strawberries, hulled and halved, dry cups or liquid measure? A weight or say 1.5 quarts of berries as purchased, or a measure of how much strawberry puree would be more helpful. I used 2.5 lbs of prepared berries which was loose 7C liquid measure got 5.5C purée. Added 7C sugar and 6.5C lemon juice got 7 pints and 1/3C to try. That 1/3C was fine mixed 1:1 with gingerale, but when I opened a pint I found myself adding more water (esp. as we got to the bottom of the pitcher) with a lot of ice. So I'd start with 2 parts water, 1 part concentrate, and lots of ice. Oh, and put the purée through a strainer to get the seeds out. Though it was nice to have some pulp for the strawberry flavor, not so nice to have seeds in your glass. A lot of the seeds settled down the bottom of the pitcher though, so it was really just the last few glasses that had a lot, with some seeds stuck to the ice in earlier glasses. That's the only reason I didn't give the recipe 5 stars.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Question If using the Ball Fresh Tech canner, what setting would I use.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DELICIOUS!!!! Very tasty!!! Wonder if you could substitute Blueberries for the strawberries to make make Blueberry Lemonade Concentrate?
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dilute 3:1 for magic! This recipe was very easy- I would definitely recommend it for beginner canners! Like other reviewers, I felt the dilution was best at least 3:1. I also ended up with slightly less than seven pints, but the almost-seventh was used to taste-test so it worked out! It was very tasty with champagne, as a fun summer punch, in addition to the non-alcoholic suggestions with the recipe!
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious! Yum, this turned out great! I agree with the other reviewers saying to use a 1:3 ratio, that seems perfect. I was short about a cup of fresh lemon juice so I added in some bottled and it turned out just fine. This is going to be a wonderful treat for my kids on a hot summer day. Even though I measured, I only got 5 1/4 pints instead of 7 so I'm not sure where I went wrong there. I'll definitely make this again. Looks pretty on the shelf too :)
Date published: 2016-04-12
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