Whey Too Good Lemonade

By Michelle Driver
July 16, 2015
1 Comment
Whey Too Good Lemonade


Author Notes: This is my very favorite lemonade and it took some tinkering to make it perfect for my tongue. By all means, adjust the sweet and sour flavors to your own. A note on the lemons: Myer lemons will give a very mild lemony flavor; I prefer regular lemons. Also, the addition of limes and herbs makes it better - I liked the addition of about 3 limes to the batch.Michelle Driver

Makes: 8 3/4 cups

Ingredients

Citrus Infused Simple Syup

  • 1 part water
  • 1 part sugar
  • citrus zest (not the whites)

Lemonade

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups Citrus Infused Simple Syup
  • 1/2 cup whey (from making yogurt cheese)
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon (or lime) juice

Directions

Citrus Infused Simple Syup

  1. My favorite infusion is the zest of lemons and limes, a handful of herbs like basil and mint, and a nob or two of grated ginger.
  2. Add everything to a saucepan and heat it slowly, to melt the sugar. I'm not convinced it needs any simmering; just warm it a bit and let it sit on the stove. When the sugar is dissolved and the citrus has imbued its color, it should be good. I never strain it at this point. I put it in a glass jar. Definitely strain before using though.

Lemonade

  1. Mix all of the above and you'll have a good probiotic drink that can be refrigerated or left on the counter, to ferment, for a day or two. Refrigerate after the second day.

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Gretchen April 10, 2017
My lemonade doesn't seem to get less sweet from sitting on the counter. I am used to making Kombucha so I was expecting a dramatic change in sweetness. Am I expecting too much change? Should I try leaving it at room temp longer? It also isn't fizzy, does that matter? Thanks for any help!