Friday, June 25, 2010

Canned Jam: Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate

The food for Canned Jam this month is Berries! I made Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate from Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving. It came out so very good. With only three ingredients I do not have to worry about what is in my lemonade.

I found that 1/4 of a cup concentrate to 1 cup water is a good mix. For a great slushy you only need ice, water and some concentrate in a blender.

Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate
Makes about seven pints

6 cups strawberries
4 cups lemon juice
6 cups sugar

In a blender or a food processor working in batches, puree strawberries until smooth. Transfer to a large saucepan as completed. Add lemon juice and sugar and stir to combine. Heat to 190 F over meduim-high heat, stirring occasionally. Do not boil. Remove from heat and skim off foam.

Ladle hot concentrate into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace.

Can in water bath for 15 minutes, adjust for altitude (I had to add 15 min for a total of 30 minutes)

To reconstitute, mix one part concentrate with one part water; tonic water or ginger ale; adjust concentrate to taste.


jenn said...

Yummy, I will have to try this out soon.


Unknown said...

Sounds good,yummy...
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Anne Coleman said...

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Lynn said...

Oh yum, Michelle, this looks and sounds outstanding. I'm printing this out so I'll be ready next summer. And thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving the great idea about making bread pudding with my sad little chocolate rolls. I will have to try it!

Lynn said...

Michelle, I made this. It was yummy! Do you mind if I post a link to it from my blog sometime in the next week? Thanks.

Michelle in Colorado Springs said...

Go a head, I am taking my last jar with me to sew in tomorrow. It has gone over very well.

Umar Nadeem said...

superb i visit your blog first time its really very very good keep it up