How to Make Lemon Syrup for Lemonade
Syrup is a perfect sweet sauce to complement many desserts and all kinds of baked goods: pies, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, pancakes, puddings, yogurts, etc. If you love giving your desserts a touch of something different and also adore the "citrusy" flavor of lemon, you simply cannot miss this OneHowTo article. We explain how to make lemon syrup for lemonade in a few minutes and in a completely natural way. We hope you like it!
To begin to make lemon syrup for lemonade, prepare all the lemons you're going to use. Wash them and peel three of them. You'll use this lemon zest to give the syrup its wonderfully intense taste. Then, using a juicer, juice all the lemons and set aside.
Now it's time to create a type of syrup by mixing water with sugar. How do you do this? It's simple: just pour water into a saucepan or casserole dish, add sugar and place it on a medium heat. Leave it to cook until the sugar dissolves, this will take around 15 minutes. It is important to keep stirring the mixture continuously so that it becomes thicker and to prevent it from caramelizing.
Make sure you keep a very close eye on this water and sugar mixture - just when it starts to boil, you should add the lemon zest. Then, you should stir all ingredients and let it boil for 5 minutes or so.
After that time, remove the pot or pan from the heat and add the freshly squeezed lemon juice. For the right consistency of syrup, you must leave the mixture to thicken for at least 24 hours. After this, pass through a sieve or fine fabric mesh. So, remove the remaining lemon zest and pour the lemon syrup into a glass bottle or jar that has been sterilized. See our article on How to sterilise jars for canning to see the steps you must follow and to do the procedure correctly.
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