Homemade Peach Lemonade

This recipe for Homemade Peach Lemonade serves only 8 but it is so yummy that you might want to double it!

Ingredients:

4 cups water
2 cups coarsely chopped peaches (approx. 3 to 4 peaches)
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup fresh lemon juice (juice of approx. 6 to 8 lemons)
1/4 to 1/2 cup additional water
4 cups ice
1 peach cut into 8 wedges, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Place the peaches, water & sugar in a saucepan and slowly bring to a boil.  Once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes.
  2. Take the saucepan off the heat and let the mixture cool for about 20 minutes.  Then very carefully pour mixture into a blender or food processor.
  3.  Blend or process until smooth.  Pour into a large container and refrigerate peach puree for approximately 3 hours (or overnight if preparing a day ahead).
  4. After peach puree has chilled, press the mixture through a sieve into a large container, reserving the liquid and discarding the solids.  Pour peach juice into a pitcher and add lemon juice.  Stir until combined. Taste and add 1/4 to 1/2 cup water to dilute if too concentrated.
  5. Serve by pouring approximately 2/3 cup of peach lemonade in a small glass over approximately 1/2 cup of ice. *Garnish with a peach wedge if desired.