Strawberry Lemonade: Recipe

This strawberry lemonade is the perfect refreshment for a summer picnic and the syrup can be stored in the fridge for one week with no preservatives or additives.

Ingredients:
– one large punnet of strawberries, washed and chopped into small pieces
– One large bottle of natural sparkling water
– 2 large teaspoons stevia
– 3 large teaspoons caster sugar
– decorative flowers for ice cubes
Method:
Prepare the ice cubes by filling up ice cube preparation holders with flowers or pieces of fruit as well as water. Place in the freezer for a couple of hours.
In a large saucepan, bring half a kettle of water to the boil for 2 minutes and pour the strawberries, sugar and stevia in.
Lower the heat and simmer for 15 more minutes until most of the water has evaporated and a syrup like consistency is forming.

Remove from the heat and sieve out the strawberry chunks, collecting the syrup in a glass or bottle.
When the ice cubes are ready, pour them into a glass, add around 50ml of strawberry syrup to the glass and top up the rest with sparkling water.
Enjoy!