Fresh is always better. If you have a food processor or blender, here is a great way to convert a couple lemons and a tub of strawberries into a wonderful, fresh beverage.
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (juice from approximately two lemons)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups strawberries
a few drops red food coloring
1. Puree the lemon juice, sugar, and, strawberries together in a blender or food processor. Add the food coloring.
2. Add the ice cubes one at a time and process until smooth. (If you are using a blender, you can remove the round handle from the lid and drop the ice cubes in the blender one at a time.) Continue adding ice cubes until the mixture is diluted to the desired taste. Add more sugar for a sweeter drink.
Baker’s notes: If you add enough ice you will have a slush. If you desire a more frozen beverage, place the blender jar in the freezer and in a half hour, scrape the forming crystals from the sides. Repeat if desired.