Refreshing, healthy carrot lemonade is the perfect fix for a warm day on the farm! Made with simple, real ingredients Carrot Lemonade is a family favorite here on One Humble Acre.
The days are starting to heat up around our desert farm and the days are getting longer. Weeknight activities are ending and we are starting to spend our evenings in the pool or playing in the splash pad. Our menu is changing and we looking for lighter and more refreshing meals and drinks. I was reminded of this refreshing recipe my mother in law shared with me years ago so decided I needed to share this healthy, delicious drink recipe.
Equipment you might need to make carrot lemonade?
Just a few common household tools are all you need to make this delicious lemonade!
- A juice extractor – My juicer is more than 10 years old, but this one is similar to what I use. (I dont have experience with the particular one linked, but it will give you an idea of where to start). You could use store bought carrot juice if you do not have an extractor, but fresh is best.
- A citrus juicer – If you do not have a citrus juicer, you can juice by hand (which is what I do if I have a small amount of fruit). When I have a large amount of fruit to juice I use the attachment on my Bosch mixer. You could also use an attachment on a Kitchenaid
- A 1/2 gallon pitcher or Mason jar
- Measuring spoons – I prefer stainless steel in my kitchen – something like this would be perfect
How do you make Carrot Lemonade ?
Follow these simple steps to make delicious, fresh Carrot Lemonade-
- Use a juice extractor to juice 5-7 carrots for 1 cup of carrot juice – you could use store bought carrot juice if needed
- Juice 5-6 lemons to produce 1 cup of lemon juice
- Using a 1/2 gallon mason jar or pitcher add your 1 cup of lemon juice and 1/3 cup of honey – mix vigorously until the honey dissolves
- add your 1 cup of carrot juice to the lemon/honey mixture
- add filtered water to top off your jar and mix it up
- chill and serve
Keep refrigerated and consume within 4 days
Can you freeze Carrot Lemonade?
You could make ahead and freeze the carrot lemonade ! When you are ready just defrost it when you are in the mood for refreshing treat. My MIL gets thick glass jars that milk comes in and freezes this all the time. Just like freezing any liquid make sure to leave room at the top of your jar for the liquid to expand so you don’t end up with a big mess in your freezer.
You could also freeze in a BPA free gallon freezer bag.
To save space in my freezer I usually just freeze the lemon and carrot juice. When I crave Carrot Lemonade I can just take it out and add my honey and water.
Tips for juicing carrots
- Wash your carrots, but skip peeling the carrots – keep all the vitamins and minerals and save time (I do chop the tops and ends off mine)
- Save the pulp from juicing for recipes – anything from carrot cake to bone broth
- Feed the pulp to the pigs, goats, chickens or toss it in the compost! The pigs get pretty excited about it so they usually end up with the juicing scraps around here
- Make extra and freeze in 1 cup increments for a quick fix later – the juicer is not the easiest thing to clean!
Is Carrot Juice Good for you?
When you are juicing carrots you are pulling out the fiber, but the juice is still rich with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants! So boost your immune system with this low calorie juice and possibly improve your eye health by adding carrot juice to your diet!
Plus… ANYTIME I can add vegetables to anything my kids consume I call that a win!
Choosing your ingredients for Carrot Lemonade
- Honey – We have been using organic honey from Costco because it was by far the best price available for organic. If we couldn’t use that we would use local, raw honey to consume all of the benefits honey has to offer.
- Carrots – Again I choose organic. The cost saving on carrots is so minimal I just always grab them. I wont choose ‘baby carrots’ but always use whole carrots. Colored carrots might be fun for this recipe too!
- lemons – Citrus trees are common part of the typical household landscape where we live and citrus is abundantly available in February and March around here. Tons of it is giving away for free from friends, family, neighbors or church members. At that time I juice a bunch and freeze the lemon juice in 1 cup increments to use all year. If I were to purchase lemons for this recipe I would aim for organic or non GMO.
- Water – I always used filtered water for cooking, baking etc, even though we are on a well. We have a reverse osmosis system in our home, but we also have a Berkey Gravity water filter like this one.
This would be a nice drink to bring to a summer potluck or picnic for a little something different.Our kids love this lemonade and I guarantee it will all be consumed before this post and video are uploaded ! If you try it out I would love to hear what you and your kiddos thought, comment below!
If you like this recipe, you can check out other recipes from our farm here. We love using real ingredients to create from scratch food.
Have a blessed week!
- 1 cup of lemon juice
- 1/3 cup of honey
- 1 cup of carrot juice
1. Use a juice extractor to juice 5-7 carrots to make 1 cup of carrot juice
2. Juice 5-6 lemons to produce 1 cup of lemon juice
3. Using a 1/2 gallon mason jar or pitcher add your 1 cup of lemon juice and 1/3 cup of honey - mix vigorously until the honey dissolves
4. add your 1 cup of carrot juice
5. add filtered water to top off your jar
6. chill and serve
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