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Raspberry Lemonade Concentrate

Here's a concentrate that allows you to enjoy a refreshing summer beverage any time of year. Sweet raspberries balance the tartness from lemons. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Process: 10 min.
  • Makes
    5 pints of concentrate (4 servings each)

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds fresh raspberries (about 14 cups)
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 4 cups lemon juice
  • Chilled tonic water or ginger ale
  • Ice cubes

Directions

  • Place raspberries in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Strain raspberries, reserving juice. Discard seeds. Place juice in a Dutch oven; stir in sugar and lemon juice. Heat over medium-high heat to 190°. Do not boil.
  • Remove from heat; skim off foam. Carefully ladle hot mixture into five hot 1-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Wipe rims; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  • Place jars into canner simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 10 minutes. Remove jars and cool.
  • To use concentrate: Mix 1 pint concentrate with 1 pint tonic water. Serve over ice.
Editor's Note
The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 319 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 83g carbohydrate (78g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • RSchossow
    May 27, 2014

    Sounds wonderful. I think I want to see if I can do this with blackberries....Mmmmmm. Side note...chubbybunny63...pretty sure the 5 pints refers to the the amount of concentrate you get from the recipe, not the amount of finished lemonade you will get once you mix it according to directions. (I was thinking the same thing as you. 5 pints from 2...huh?) :)

  • chubbybunny63
    May 21, 2014

    Mix 1 pint concentrate with 1 pint tonic water. Serve over ice. Yield: 5 pints (4 servings each).How can 1 pint concentrate plus 1 pint tonic water = 5 pints?