Peaches are in season in the UK at the moment so they're everywhere. I picked up a load of these delicious looking saturn peaches on the weekend and wanted to use them to make two things, a sweet peach lemonade and a quick cheats version of peach ice cream.
Today I'm sharing the sweet and simple peach lemonade. It's light and refreshing with just the right amount of tang. Perfect for cooling down on a hot Summer's day. Not only is it delicious but it also has the added bonus of being really easy to make, all you need is 4 ingredients and a blender.
Ingredients needed to make this fresh Peach Lemonade: (makes around 1 litre)
The juice of 2 lemons,
400 ml water (still),
1-2 tablespoons of agave syrup according to taste.
recipe adapted from here.
1. Cut up the peaches and remove the pit. I left the skin on mine but you could remove it if you want. Pop the peaches in a blender and blend until smooth.
I set my blender to the smoothie setting and let it do it's thing. It didn't have any problems dealing with the peach and the skins but if you're worried about any left over fruit pulp pass your mixture through a fine sieve before adding your water and lemon juice.
The blended peaches were a dark orange/brown colour (see below) but changed to a light golden peach as soon as the other ingredients were added so don't worry if this happens to you.
2. Add the lemon juice and water and blitz together. Your peach lemonade should go light and frothy.
3. Sweeten your lemonade to taste with some agave syrup and stir well.
4. Serve over ice and drink.
I didn't have any ice but what I did have was a punnet of raspberries in the freezer so I popped a couple of the frozen raspberries into each glass instead. They worked really well. Store any leftover peach lemonade in the fridge in a pitcher with a lid for a couple of days. Don't forget to give it a good stir before you serve.
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