Homemade Kiwi Lemonade – freshly squeezed lemonade with a twist of kiwi fruit!
While I'm not much of a straight-up lemonade fan, I do like to combine other fruits with lemonade as the weather starts warming up. I was out of mint so I couldn't make my blueberry mint version the other day, but I did have kiwi!
I started with a small amount of sugar (2 tablespoons for 2 servings) thinking that the kiwi would be sweet enough to compensate, but that was much too sour. I would recommend starting with 1/4 cup (=4 Tablespoons for 2 servings) and taste-test from there. The ripeness of your kiwis will impact the sweetness level also.
Side note: did you know that you can eat the skin of kiwi? Apparently lots of the nutritional benefit of kiwi is in the skin. I've tried it by eating slices without peeling first and it's actually pretty good once you get used to it. Though you should still peel the kiwi for this recipe, that probably wouldn't work out all that well.
If you want to jazz it up a little you can add some sparkling water instead of regular water, and/or add the ice to the blender to make it more of a frozen treat.
If you're looking for more kiwi recipes, maybe you would like to try some coconut kiwi ice cream? No ice cream maker required, and it's only 4 ingredients!
- 3 kiwis , peeled
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 cup sugar (depending on the ripeness/sweetness of your kiwis, may need more sugar)
- 3 cups water
- ice for serving
- Add all ingredients except ice to a blender and blend until combined. (Or add ice to blender to make this into a frozen treat.)
- Split between 2 glasses. Serve over ice. Garnish with kiwi slices if desired.