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Easy Cucumber Lemonade » Simple and Healthy Recipe! ✅

If you love refreshing cucumber water and sparkling sweet lemonade, then you’ll love this. Cucumber lemonade! It is very easy to make without having to make a simple syrup and without cutting or planting the cucumber, and it tastes great. Summer in a glass!

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cucumber lemonade

We’re full of fresh cucumbers from our CSA, so I’m putting them to good use. we do this cucumber and sesame salad, add the chopped cucumber to the sauce and lately I have been adding cucumbers to my lemonade. It started with a few slices and quickly moved on until I mixed a whole cucumber into a batch of lemonade.

I was pleasantly surprised by the taste of GOOD Cucumber Lemonade I knew I had to share this recipe with you ASAP so you can enjoy it again this summer.

This Cucumber Lemonade Recipe is better because:

  1. It is not necessary to prepare a simple syrup on the stove.
  2. It is not necessary to remove the seeds. cucumber
  3. You can adapt the sweetness and strength of the lemonade to YOUR taste, I give you all the tips on how to do it.
  4. Kids love it And I have no idea they’re drinking cucumber juice!

Having said that… are you ready to make some lemonade?

Related recipe: cherry lemonade

ingredients

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 2-3 cups of cold waterdivided
  • 1 medium-small cucumber either ½ english cucumber (about 6-8 inches), peeled or nearly peeled. Make sure your cucumber isn’t bitter on the tips so you don’t mess up your lemonade!
  • 1 cup lemon juice (from ~7-8 fresh lemons, but take more in case yours are small)

Equipment

To make cucumber lemonade, you will need:

Related recipe: lime cherry

Instructions

Step 1: Combine the sugar with boiling water in a heatproof bowl and stir until all the sugar has dissolved. The water must be boiling, not just boiling. Reserve while you prepare the rest of the lemonade. You will use most or all of this sugar water, depending on how much you like your lemonade sweet.

Step 2: Chop the cucumber into 3-4 pieces and put it in a blender with 1 cup of cold water. Blend until completely blended.

Step 3: Drain the cucumber pulp placing a fine mesh sieve over a container to collect the cucumber juice. You should have about 1.25 cups of green cucumber juice and about ¼ cup of pulp. If you have a lot more pulp, use a spoon to try to squeeze out a little more juice.

Step 4: squeeze yours lemonsmake sure you have 1 cup lemon juice. If you don’t have enough fresh lemons, you can add some bottled lemon juice.

step 5: In a large container, combine lemon juice, cucumber juice, and 1 cup sugar water. To add 2 cups of cold water and mix Adjust to taste by adding up to 1 cup water and/or remaining sugar water. Stir and chill before serving, or serve immediately over ice. I like to add 3 full cups of cold water and the full amount of sugar water to a sweet lemonade.

Related recipe: mulberry iced tea

What kind of cucumber to use

Any cucumber you have on hand will do for this lemonade.HOWEVER, be sure to cut off the ends of the cucumbers and taste them before adding the cucumber to the lemonade. Some cucumbers are really bitter on the ends. (or even everything can be bitter), which would totally ruin this lemonade.

I recommend using English cucumbers, which are the long ones that are always sold in shrink wrap because those are never bitter in my experience and because their skin is very tender and has a mental flavor. If you use an English cucumber, you will use about ½.

Do I need to peel cucumber for lemonade?

I recommend peeling the cucumber at least in half, or even most of the way for less green color and not super strong cucumber flavor. If your cucumbers are not organic, peel them permanently.

Since all the pulp is strained for this recipe, the pureed cucumber skin would mostly stretch and I’m not sure how many nutrients you’d get anyway. However, if you have organic cucumbers and want to avoid peeling the cucumbers (and they are not afraid of a very green lemonade)then you can beat the whole cucumber.

Adjust the sweetness and strength of your lemonade

Like I said in the recipe, be sure to adjust the flavor to your liking. If you like lemonade less sugary, use about ¾ of your sugar and water mixture. You can always add the rest later if you change your mind.

If you like your lemonade to have a stronger flavor, add just 2 cups of cold water to thin the lemonade. If it’s too flavorful, you can always mix it in another cup later, or dilute it in your glass (that’s what I do!), or serve it with lots of ice, which will melt into your lemonade.

Add mint, basil or ginger

This lemonade is great with a handful of fresh mint leaves. confused or mixed with lemonade. It will make the lemonade even greener, so be careful!

It also goes great with a handful of basil leaves. mixed in lemonade, directly in the pitcher or to serve. I always recommend a silly mojitos for summer drinks!

You can also add ginger to lemonade. (I love a good ginger lemonade!). You can do this by (1) mixing a small piece with the cucumber and water and filtering it, or (2) grating a small piece of ginger directly into the lemonade (you will get a bit of pulp), or (3) combining the boiling water and the sugar a few slices, peeled and left to infuse while preparing the lemonade. To be honest, I haven’t tried options 1 and 3 so I don’t know how hot or spicy they would be.

Related recipe: mojitos with raspberries

Easy Cucumber Lemonade

This Cucumber Lemonade is so refreshing! It is the simplest recipe you will find without the need to make a simple syrup or without harvesting the seeds of a cucumber. To a good time!

Preparation time 10 min

Total time 10 minutes

Course: Drink

American kitchen

Diet: gluten free, kosher, vegan, vegetarian

Servings: 8

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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2-3 cups cold water divided
  • 1 medium-small cucumber or ½ English cucumber (about 6 to 8 inches), peeled or nearly peeled. Make sure your cucumber isn’t bitter on the tips so you don’t mess up your lemonade!
  • 1 cup lemon juice (from ~7-8 fresh lemons, but take more in case yours are small)
  • Combine the sugar with boiling water in a heatproof bowl and stir until all the sugar has dissolved. The water must be boiling, not just boiling.. Set the sugar water aside while you make the rest of the lemonade.

  • chop the cucumber into 3-4 pieces and put it in a blender with 1 cup of cold water. Blend until completely blended.

  • Drain the cucumber pulp placing a fine mesh sieve over a container to collect the cucumber juice. You should have about 1.25 cups of green cucumber juice. and almost ¼ cup of pulp. If you have a lot more pulp, use a spoon to try to squeeze out a little more juice.

  • Squeeze the lemons, make sure you have 1 cup of lemon juice. If you don’t have enough fresh lemons, you can add some bottled lemon juice.

  • In a large bowl, combine the lemon juice, cucumber juice, and 1 cup sugar water (some leftover). Add 2 cups of cold water and mix. Adjust to taste by adding up to 1 cup of water and/or the rest of the sugar water. Stir and chill before serving, or serve immediately over ice.

What kind of cucumber to use: Any cucumber you have on hand will work for this lemonade, HOWEVER make sure you cut off the ends of the cucumbers and taste them before adding the cucumber to the lemonade. Some cucumbers are very bitter at the end (or even the whole thing can be bitter), which would completely ruin this lemonade. I usually use half an English cucumber.
Do I need to peel cucumber for lemonade? I recommend peeling the cucumber at least half, or even most of it, to get a less green color and not have a very strong cucumber flavor. If your cucumbers are not organic, peel them permanently.
Adjust the sweetness and strength of your lemonade: If you like your lemonade less sugary, use about ¾ of your sugar water mix. You can always add the rest later if you change your mind. You can use less or more cold water, as desired.
Try adding fresh mint or basil mixed with cucumber or confused in a glass, or add some fresh ginger (Leave to infuse with hot sugar water, or finely grate).

Calories: 103kcal (5%) | Carbohydrates: 27g (9%) | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated fat: 0.01 g | Monounsaturated fat: 0.001 g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 32mg (1%) | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 26g (29%) | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 12mg (15%) | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.04mg

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