Last night my husband and I arrived home parched after seeing Van Gogh “Brush With Genius”. What better than freshly squeezed lemonade? Ok, some may say martini”¦ but I say, “Thermomix Lemonade!”
Absolute perfection in a glass. And, so simple. Two thickly skinned lemons. That is important. One hundred grams of sugar, one litre of water, and about 15 seconds of time. That is it.
First, mill the sugar into a fine dust. The measuring cup holds about 70 grams of sugar, so you will need a little more (100-150g). Close the lid and set the machine to lid closed position; pulse on Turbo three times for three seconds each. That was easy!
Then cut each of the lemons into eighths (quarters works better). See the beautiful thick skin and the luscious bright sparkly citrus flesh?
Add 500 grams of cold water, then close the lid and set the machine to lid closed position; pulse on Turbo three times for one second each.
Add 500 more grams of cold water,slip the straining basket into the TM bowl, and pour into an ice filled pitcher! I try to have mine filled with ice and in the freezer for a bit, if I can.
Hold the straining basket in place! Lovely
Look at what is left in the TM bowl”¦.
All together, 12 seconds with the machine, and some chopping and pouring time. There’s no better treat on a warm summer evening, or a hot sizzling afternoon! Can’t beat that! Except seeing Van Gogh earlier in the evening. The lemons become many yellows, and the little image above begs to be drawn, or painted, but is definitely seen through different eyes.