Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade Concentrate
Here is the basic recipe with Whitney's adaptations. Thank you Whitney for sharing this inspiration with me and the canning community!
- 3 cups strawberries, cleaned and hulled
- 3 cups kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped
- 4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 6 cups sugar
Makes 6-8 pints or 3 quarts of canned concentrate
In a food processor, blender or bullet puree strawberries and kiwi in batches.
Transfer strawberry/kiwi puree to a stainless steel saucepan over medium-high heat. DO NOT BOIL. Add lemon juice and sugar and stir to combine.
Using a thermometer heat to 190 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring occasionally. Because this recipe has sugar it will get to temperature rather quickly so keep your eye on the thermometer. Remove from heat.
Ladle mixture into jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim, add hot lids and tighten rings just finger tight. Process in water bath canner at a boil for 15 minutes.
To reconstitute, mix one part concentrate with one part water, tonic water or ginger ale. Adjust concentrate to suit your taste.
**If you do not want to process this concentrate in canning jars, freeze the concentrate in 1 to 2 cup portions.