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Easy Strawberry Lemonade or Lemonade Soda Pop

What makes this easy is the lemonade concentrate.  Add water, pureed strawberries, and maybe some strawberry flavor and you’re done.  If you want it carbonated, add dry ice.

Carbonating your beverages is easy.  Just add one to two pounds dry ice for every gallon of beverages.  We’ll give the details (and important cautions) below.

Ingredients

One 12-ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate to make 64 ounces
water per producer’s directions
about 2 cups trimmed strawberries to make about 1 cup puree
1/2 teaspoon strawberry flavor [1] (optional)
dry ice (see cautions below and directions below for amounts)

Directions

  1. Mix the lemonade according to directions.
  2. Puree the strawberries in a blender or food processor until smooth.  Add the pureed strawberries to the lemonade.
  3. Serve cold.

To carbonate your lemonade

Important Precautions

Dry ice produces carbon dioxide that will carbonate your beverage.  It is very simple to do but some cautions are important:

To carbonate your beverage, place one to two pounds dry ice for every one gallon of beverage directly into the liquid.  It is better if the dry ice is broken into several pieces.  (We use a meat hammer.)

Lightly cover your container with a lid or cover that can be easily pushed off be any pressure building in your vessel.  (We use an Igloo brand 5-gallon beverage container with a push on/off lid and push the lid only part way down.)

Allow the dry ice to dissolve to carbonate your beverage.


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