Instant Pot Spooky Lemonade

Last Updated on July 18, 2019

Fall coming means- Princesses, superheroes, ghosts, and sports athletes will soon be walking your neighborhood knocking on doors and proclaiming “Trick or Treat!” After the trick or treaters have returned home with their spoil, it’s time to unwind after an eventful and daunting night of passing out candy. Why not make it more enjoyable with a pitcher of lemonade? This isn’t just any ordinary lemonade. This is Spooky Lemonade.  
 
Instant Pot Spooky Lemonade
 
Maybe you’re not the one passing out candy, but instead escorting your children from one home to the next. You have walked for miles and you’re exhausted. Your family returns home, the kids are on a sugar high from all the candy they’ve received and you’re just trying to kick your feet up and relax. What better way to relax than with a tall glass of Spooky Lemonade?
 
Okay, one more scenario. You’re not escorting children nor passing out candy. You could be throwing a party or possibly attending a Halloween party. It’s possible you’re hosting a kid-friendly party, but you need a Halloween inspired refreshment. I have the perfect centerpiece for you! 
 
This Instant Pot Spooky Lemonade is perfect to accompany all the Halloween-themed food like Candy corn treats, for your party or just your family. 
 
 
This recipe is simple to make, incredibly enjoyable, and adds spooky fun to the night. Your guests will never know it’s lemonade when you hand them a drink of “potion!” 
 
Before you skip down to the recipe, I need to explain some of the ingredients and what effect it will have on the lemonade. 
 

Instant Pot Spooky Lemonade

 

What are charcoal tablets used for? 

Charcoal tablets have many uses. Charcoal can be used to help treat stomach pain caused by excess gas, diarrhea, or indigestion. Charcoal is also used to relieve itching related to kidney dialysis treatment and to treat poisoning or drug overdose. In this recipe, the charcoal tablets are used to effect the color of the lemonade.
 

Is there any added sugar in this lemonade recipe?

There’s not! Instead of using sugar, we used a small amount of honey instead. Eliminating the sugar is good for people on the Paleo diet and also for parents who are trying to cut out the sugar from their child’s diet. Besides, your child will have plenty of sugar from all the candy they’ve been given from their beggar’s night out. 
 
Not only is the sugar eliminated from this recipe, but it’s also soy free, gluten-free and vegetarian approved as well. This makes this homemade lemonade recipe a healthy alternative to the sugar laden lemonade you’re used to and it’s a spooky drink for the occasion! 
 
Instant Pot Spooky Lemonade
 
Are you ready for this delicious lemonade recipe?! It’s certain to be scary good!
 
 

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Instant Pot Spooky Lemonade (Soy Free, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Paleo) 

 

Makes – 6 cups

Ingredients to make instant Pot lemonade 

Instant Pot Spooky Lemonade

 

For the Lemon Syrup

 

For the Lemonade

 

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Instructions to make homemade lemonade 

To make the Lemon Syrup:

Zest the lemons and juice them to get 1 cup of lemon juice. We used 5 large lemons.

Instant Pot Spooky Lemonade

Combine the zest and juice of lemons, half a cup of water and honey in the Instant Pot insert. Mix well.

Instant Pot Spooky Lemonade

Select the “Pressure Cook” mode and adjust the time with the “- / +” to 1 minute.

Instant Pot Spooky Lemonade

When Instant Pot beeps, let the pressure release the naturally.

Strain the lemon syrup and store it in a glass jar to cool.

You can store the syrup in the fridge for up to a week.

 

To make the Lemonade:

To make a pitcher:

Add ice in the pitcher.

Add the entire lemon syrup.

Instant Pot Spooky Lemonade

Cut 4 capsules of activated charcoal and empty it in the pitcher.

Instant Pot Spooky Lemonade

Add 4 cups of chilled water.

Instant Pot Spooky Lemonade

Stir and serve.

 

To make Individual Serving:

Add ice to an individual glass.

Add 2 tablespoons of the lemon syrup.

Instant Pot Spooky Lemonade

Add the content of 1 capsule of activated charcoal in each glass.

Add 1 cup (8oz.) of water in each glass.

Stir and serve.

 

Instant Pot Spooky Lemonade

Instant Pot Spooky Lemonade

 

Can you make this Instant Pot Spooky Lemonade ahead of time? 

You can. In fact, I suggest it. Preparing ahead of time is a really good idea. Your spooky potion will be ready to serve when the guests arrive! 

Once made, just store it in your fridge until ready to serve. 

Instant Pot Spooky Lemonade

 

What are some fun ways to serve Spooky Lemonade?

The presentation is half the fun! Be sure to serve the lemonade in clear glass or cups so your guests can get a good look at what you’re serving them. 

You can also take it a step further and have fun plastic spiders just “hanging out” on the side of the rim of the glass. Can you imagine the look on their faces when they see those spiders?! 

One other fun way to present this drink is to not tell anyone what it is and let them guess just using their senses. Their eyes will tell them it’s black in color but their taste buds will tell them something entirely different. Do they have the power to guess it on the first try? There’s only one way to find out! 

Have fun with your spooky lemonade concoction. It’s not going to look like anything that you’ve ever seen, but the taste will be familiar. 

 

Print out the recipe for later!

 

Instant Pot Spooky Lemonade

Instant Pot Spooky Lemonade

Yield: 6 cups

Princesses, superheroes, ghosts, and sports athletes will soon be walking your neighborhood knocking on doors and proclaiming “Trick or Treat!” After the trick or treaters have returned home with their spoil, it’s time to unwind after an eventful and daunting night of passing out candy. Why not make it more enjoyable with a pitcher of lemonade? This isn’t just any ordinary lemonade. This is Spooky Lemonade.  

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Lemon Juice (juice of 5 lemons)
  • Zest of Lemons used
  • ½ cup Honey
  • ½ cup Water
  • 4 cups of Chilled Water
  • 4 activated Charcoal Capsules
  • Ice

Instructions

TO MAKE THE LEMON SYRUP:

  1. Zest the lemons and juice them to get 1 cup of lemon juice. We used 5 large lemons.

  2. Combine the zest and juice of lemons, half a cup of water and honey in the Instant Pot insert. Mix well.

  3. Select the “Pressure Cook” mode and adjust the time with the “- / +” to 1 minute.

  4. When Instant Pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally.

  5. Strain the lemon syrup and store it in a glass jar to cool.

  6. You can store the syrup in the fridge for up to a week.

TO MAKE THE LEMONADE:

To make a pitcher:

  1. Add ice in the pitcher.

  2. Add the entire lemon syrup.

  3. Cut 4 capsules of activated charcoal and empty it in the pitcher.

  4. Add 4 cups of chilled water.

  5. Stir and serve.

    To make an individual serving:

      1. Add ice to an individual glass.

      2. Add 2 tablespoons of the lemon syrup.

      3. Add the content of 1 capsule of activated charcoal in each glass.

      4. Add 1 cup (8oz.) of water in each glass.

      5. Stir and serve.

 

 

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