Sunday, July 2, 2017

Peach & Cardamom Lemonade

I made this lovely lemonade soon after spotting it on Joy the Baker's blog.  It required simple ingredients and was quick to make using my nice blender.  The family enjoyed this with take-out pizza last night.

Peach & Cardamom Lemonade
adapted from Joy the Baker

3 ripe peaches, pitted and coarsely chopped (don't peel!)
1 scant cup brown sugar (not packed into the measuring cup)
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
4 cups cold water
crushed ice for serving

1.  In a blender, combine chopped peaches (skin and all), brown sugar, cardamom, and lemon juice. Blend to a smoothie-like consistency.

2.  Pour into a fine mesh strainer placed over a medium bowl and press the mixture through the fine mesh strainer leaving some of the peach skin and pulp behind. (Using a small silicone spatula and running it on the bottom of the strainer helps.)  Discard what is left in the strainer.

3.  Pour the strained peach and lemon mixture into a pitcher. Add 4 cups of water and stir. Taste and adjust accordingly.  (I added a few extra tablespoons of lemon fresh lemon juice.)  Pour over crushed or cubed ice and enjoy!

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