One of my favorite past times from when I was a kid, is drinking an ice cold glass of lemonade. Also, did you ever whip up some lemonade when you were a kid to sell to your neighbors out in your front yard? Me and my siblings did! It was such a fun thing we would do towards the end of summer when we were bored and looking for something to do before starting back at school. Neighbors love this especially the elderly!
You see in Florida, August can be such a hot and sticky month. While the neighbors would go on their afternoon walks, we would have our lemonade stand set up out front. Since we lived on the corner where 4 streets came together, we actually would get a lot of traffic.
It was a very neat experience for me as a kid and I got to see and meet a lot of people. I look forward to doing this with my girls. And if you are in need of ideas for your kids I highly recommend this one.
While August is technically a summer month, it does remind me that we are getting closer to one of my favorite seasons-Fall! Pumpkin spiced latte anyone?? So needless to say, I am getting very excited for what is about to come.
I decided to make a fun twist on the lemonade recipe we would use in honor of summer coming to an end, kids going back to school, and Fall just around the corner.
This is my version of a Sweet Apple Lemonade. I think it turned out great and has already gotten me excited for my Fall baking!
Let me know what you think and if you try it out!
- 1 large apple thinly chopped
- 6 cups water
- 3 ounces of maple syrup
- 4 lemons juiced- ~ 3/4 cup of lemon juice
- Chop apples up into thin pieces.
- Place chopped apple and 6 cups of water over stovetop and bring to a boil.
- Let steep for 30 minutes.
- Pour mixture into pitcher and add lemon juice and maple syrup mixing it all together.
- Let it refrigerate for at least 2 hours.