Well, it seems that spring is in the air and there is nothing more inviting on a sunny day than a jug full of bright pink homemade lemonade. The kids will agree, I’m pretty sure.
If you have lemons aplenty (which I do), then this is just an easy way to get the most out of them, at a moment’s notice. You can add soda or mineral water for a little fizz in place of normal water, if you like.
One of the things I love most about using my Thermomix for fresh drinks, is just that: freshness, immediately, with bright flavours, and no real need to stress. You can make drinks to order, no matter who shows up unexpectedly.
I have heard the Thermomix called the best cocktail blender on the market, but I digress. Though now that I mention it…Grown-ups, how about adding a little white rum to this recipe? I think it would work well in this recipe, especially as we move towards summer.
It’s time to enjoy all that pretty in pink!
Pink raspberry lemonade
Makes 2 litres
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
- 150 g golden caster sugar
- 2- 3 lemons, cut into eighths
- 150 g frozen raspberries
- 2 litres water, plus extra
- ice, to serve
- Place sugar, lemons and raspberries into Thermomix bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 5.
- Add 1litre water and stir gently 10 sec/Reverse/speed 2. Strain mixture well, reserving solids.
- Return solids to Thermomix bowl and add another litre of water. Stir 10 sec/Reverse/speed 2. Strain and add to first amount of liquid.
- Dilute further to taste and serve over ice.
TIP: You can use sparkling mineral water for some of the water amount, but not all of it, as it will fizz up and spill over the rim of the Thermomix bowl.
Tenina Holder worked as the first-ever official recipe developer for Thermomix Australia, and has literally hundreds of recipes for the machine you know and love. If you own a Thermomix, you have probably cooked one or more of her dishes. She also did a lot of work for the Thermomix parent company Vorwerk International, which was tough, because she had to make several trips to Europe, (but someone had to do it)!
Tenina has become the premium go-to source for all Thermomixing expertise and, of course, fresh and easy recipes that work. Her cooking classes sell out in hours, her many cookbooks frequently appear on the Australian best seller lists and her Spin A Dinner app hovers around on top of the charts. Her following is growing and global with people as far away as Chile and Kazakhstan. Tenina is not afraid of salt, butter or sugar and believes chocolate is a health food.
Her spare time is spent dreaming up new cooking projects, visiting with her grandchildren, pinning delectable pictures to Pinterest and planning her next culinary tourist trek. Tenina has been seen without her trademark pearls, but rarely without her lip gloss.