Maple Lemonade

Written by chanie on August 11th, 2015

I’ve got a budding entrepreneur on my hands! My oldest daughter has been dreaming up business ideas since she was four. At nine, she’s already lined up her classmates to work in her salon (which she named, “Make It Up”) and she’s been saving up her Chanukah gelt for years! Entrepreneurial spirit is definitely in the genes, so it’s no surprise that she’s so business-minded.

When the weather starts to warm up, my little businesswoman starts dreaming up her lemonade-stand strategy. This year, she decided to sell brownies and saltwater taffy in addition to watermelon lemonade. Pink lemonade is always a good seller with the kids, and it’s so much fun to watch their faces when they take their first sip. We’ve done watermelon limeade before, so we went with lemonade this time. I made some chewy brownies with colored sprinkles and we headed to the Bay Parkway waterfront to set up our stand. It was such fun to watch my daughter in action! She would light up with every customer, and she took each sale so seriously. The passersby were so impressed! She netted $30.75 profit, which she put aside with all her savings, after tipping her sister $5 for helping.

My kids are huge lemonade fans, and not just for selling. Our absolute favorite recipe is one that I tasted at one of Levana Kirschenbaum’s cooking demo’s. She actually made it for my kid’s camp last year and I’ve been making it ever since. Traditionally, lemonade is made by making a syrup out of sugar and water, but with Levana’s maple version, there’s no need for that! I also love that the maple syrup is a natural sweetener, so it’s healthier than the traditional. Thanks to Levana for allowing me to share this recipe with you all!

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  1. Bella says:

    Thank you so much for posting this! I always buy ready-made lemonade that has tons of sugar, but this looks so easy to make!

  2. Rosita says:

    I made this for my BBQ today and everyone loved it, thank you!

  3. Chanchie says:

    Can I use pancake syrup for this?

    • chanie says:

      Hi Chanchie, pancake syrup is a processed syrup that has corn syrup and artificial maple flavoring. I would definitely not recommend it. Pure maple syrup is a natural sweetener that is found in nature. It’ s a great way to naturally sweeten foods and drinks, and yes, even (especially) pancakes!

  4. Dave Scott says:

    I never knew mapple would give lemonade such an incredible body. Absolutely refreshing and incredibly wholesome.

  5. George SSF says:

    So in love with this hand-made lemonade!!! It is more healthier than you buy with others as they rather putting more sugar to make it sweet. Thanks for the useful post!! well done

  6. Maandy says:

    Admire to see the spirits of entrepreneur from your daughter. Is a method of education to discover her talent indeed!

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