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Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

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Kids (and grown up kids) love drinking ice cold Strawberry Lemonade on hot summer days. We like ours with chunks for extra strawberry flavor.

In this easy drink recipe, you’ll learn how to make the best homemade strawberry lemonade you’ve ever tasted using only 4 ingredients. It’s seriously delicious and refreshing.

Best of all, it’s super easy to make and will quickly become a family favorite beverage. The only problem is you’ll wish you had more than one pitcher!

Strawberry lemonade in quart sized mason jar on wood table with red straw and lid, lemon and strawberries

Best Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Learn how to make the best homemade strawberry lemonade in this easy summer drink recipe.
4.12 from 18 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Recipe Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Start by adding about one cup of strawberries to your blender and puree for a few seconds and set aside.
    Glass bowl of strawberry puree on wood table
  • Add the sugar and 2 cups of water to a saucepan and heat over medium, stirring frequently, until sugar is completely dissolved. Turn off burner.
    Stainless steel pan of sugar water with wood spoon stirring it
  • Cut and squeeze your lemons then add lemon juice to pitcher along with 2 cups of water.
    Fresh squeezed lemon juice in measuring cup next to white bowl of lemon peels
  • Add the sugar water to the pitcher and stir until well combined. I like to refrigerate my strawberry lemonade for a couple of hours before proceeding. It keeps it ice cold at the end. Once the lemonade is chilled, add the strawberry puree and mix until combined.
    Strawberry lemonade concentrate in pitcher
  • Add the lemon slices and cut up strawberries and stir to combine.
    Overhead view of pitcher filled with fresh homemade strawberry lemonade with lemon and strawberry slices in it
  • Then add in 2-3 cups of ice and stir some more.
    Strawberry lemonade with ice in a pitcher
  • After it's mixed well and tastes to your liking, serve over ice in pint sized jars.
    Close up of top of mason jar filled with fresh strawberry lemonade on wood picnic table with whole strawberries and a red straw

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin C: 74mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

Tips & Substitution Ideas for the Best Strawberry Lemonade

How do I make this into a frozen drink?

To make frozen strawberry lemonade, blend the ice into the the chilled beverage instead of adding it to the pitcher before serving. You may need more ice than the recipe calls for to get the right texture.

What if I prefer smooth lemonade?

For smoother lemonade, strain the fresh squeezed lemon juice through a fine mesh strainer to remove the pulp. You’ll also want to blend the berries into a very smooth puree, then strain before adding to the lemonade.

Can I use alternative sweeteners?

Lemonade is one area where I go straight to granulated sugar. However, you can definitely use other sweeteners like honey, maple syrup or liquid stevia.

What other fruits can I add?

Try mixing this easy lemonade recipe up with other fruits. Try nectarine, cherry blueberry or raspberry lemonade. For a slightly sweeter flavor, add the juice of one fresh squeezed orange in place of one of the lemons.

Strawberry lemonade served in quart sized mason jar on wood picnic table with red straw, two whole strawberries and a lemon

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