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The summer school holidays are nearing the end. Help your children earn a few extra dollars of pocket money and have a little fun with a homemade lemonade stall.
Refreshing homemade lemonade
Setting up a homemade lemonade stall on the footpath is a great way to get your kids outdoors to put their charm to the test. Set up a simple table with an umbrella and a couple of chairs, or get handy and knock together a stall they can be proud of. For extra cash, make some tasty kids cupcakes but be prepared a few may be eaten behind the counter!
Here is a simple recipe for homemade lemonade. This serves approximately 4 glasses, so increase the quantities as you wish.
What you’ll need:
4 large, juicy lemons (to make 1 cup of lemon juice)
3/4 cup caster sugar
3 cups cold water
Ice (approx. 2 cups)
Lemon slices, to serve
What to do:
In a pot, bring 1 cup of water to the boil. Remove from the heat and add the caster sugar. Stir well until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Set aside to cool completely.
Pour 2 cups of cold water into a jug. Juice the lemons and add to the water. Pour in the cooled sugar mixture and stir well until combined.
If using a carafe or drink dispenser, fill with the lemonade mixture. Add the ice cubes and lemon slices just before serving.
To serve your homemade lemonade, use paper cups or glass bottles and don’t forget colourful straws! Glass drink dispensers not only look great, they’re also easy for little ones to fill the cups and bottles from.
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