Easy Strawberry Lemonade Recipe (2024)

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This post for easy strawberry lemonade recipe was originally posted on the 3rd of May 2021.

I am longing for summer so bad, I am sure it is clear. So I thought that, while we still have got no spring either, why not get ahead of myself and prepare a super Easy Strawberry Lemonade Recipe.

Why, are you asking yourself? Because, if the weather is not ready to bring some spring feels – apart from the cherry blossoms and flowers around – I am ready to bring it in myself. As they say, one does what one has to do.

In this case, of course, it comes with a very easy strawberry lemonade recipe, which is great as it is. Or spiked. You know, for either an easy afternoon by yourself in the garden. Or for a family get together with kids ready to get sugar high. Or even spiked for that aunty who always loves a drink and despise family reunions. It’s a great recipe for everyone, and you can whip it up in minutes. So what more could you wish for? This recipe will surely be a great pick me up in these still very wintery and rainy days, at least in London.

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This homemade strawberry lemonade has been a hit in the house and can’t wait to share it with all of you. But, before we get there, let’s talk about ingredients. Because you need great ingredients for flavour and great taste!

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What are strawberries and what are they good for?

Strawberries are the fruit of the gods in my opinion. Fragaria, the original name of strawberries, is part of the rose family. They originated in Europe in 18th century from two hybrids. One from North America and one from Chile.

You can now find different species of it. You will find them in different flavour, size and texture. But funny enough, here to dirsupt all you thought until now, strawberries are not actually berries. You will think they are fruits then, but they are not even fruit.

Infact, strawberries are defined as an aggregate accesory fruit. Which means that the fleshy part doesn’t come from the ovary of the flower but from the receptacles that hold the ovaries. All the ‘seeds’ (achene) you can see on the strawberry flesh are actually ovaries of the fruit and contain seeds inside it. How cool is that you can still learn about something so popular and common?

Getting back though to our easy strawberry lemonade recipe, strawberries are a powerhouse of good stuff. They do contain:

  • Vitamin C and antioxidant, which great for healthy skin and immune system;
  • Folate ( or vitamin B9), great for tissue growth and cell function;
  • Potassium, great for regulating blood pressure;
  • Manganese, important for many processes in our body.

Strawberries can lower blood sugar levels, improve heart health and help prevent cancer. They can also reduce inflammation, improve vascular function, reduce oxidative stress and lower bad cholesterol.

What else does this easy strawberry lemonade recipe contain?

This easy strawberry lemonade recipe is not only a powerhouse drink because of strawberries. It also contains caster sugar, water and lemons.

And we know that just after strawberries, anything citrusy is a huge favourite over here at The Grumpy Olive head quarters. Lemons are a citrus fruit, a hybrid between the original citrus and lime.

Lemons are part of the family of Rutaceas, native to Asia, precisely North East India. They were not widely know and used in Europe during Roman times. They were used and cultivated more in Persia, Iraq and later on in Spain.

So these amazing fruits are not only used for cooking and baking, but also widely used for cleaning and their positive effcts on health. As a matter of fact, lemons are full of:

  • Vitamin B6 – helps convert food into energy;
  • Potassium – can help lower blood pressure;
  • Citric acid – helps prevent formation of kidney stones;
  • Vitamin C – important for the immune system and skin health.

Lemon can help against anemia, prevent kidney stones, enhance immune functions, can lower cholesterol, improve digestive health, reduce risk of heart disease and cancer.

On top of strawberries and lemons, you also have water, ice and caster sugar. All ingredients that you can easily find. If sugar is not for you you can pick another sweetener type. Ice wise, you can use a regular mould or if you want to add a touch, I always love to get some shaped iced cubes. Kids will love it and adults too!

Can I sub anything out of this recipe?

Being a homemade strawberry lemonade recipe and having only five ingredients, there’s not much you can really sub out. We can talk more about switching ingredients than anything else. In case you don’t have caster sugar, you can go for honey, simple syrup or some different kind of sweetener to balance out the taste of strawberries and lemons. But in that case, the recipe might need to be tweaked and worked out, as it will be a different ratio to the ingredients stated in the recipe down below. Strawberries and lemons are at the base of it, so I would avoid changing them. You can keep the recipe as a baseline for another fruit, but it will need to be tasted.

Can I find the ingredients easily?

Strawberries are in season from May to September, but you can always find them a month earlier from that too in case weather has been warmer or from greenhouses. If you are in the USA, strawberries have a longer harvest season, from February to October, for example. So this all depends where you live and where you get your produce from. As the strawberries are blended, you can actually have this all year round if you use frozen strawberries instead.

Can this lemonade recipe be drank by everyone?

Indeed, this easy strabwerry lemonade recipe is great for everyone, from kids to adults alike. It’s a great drink to prepare for a summer day out, a picnic, a family get together or a barbecue with friends. If you also would like to serve this at a party, you can always add on some of your favourite alcohol beverages. This could work well with vodka or gin, or could also be good with seltzer, it all depends on your personal taste. Or if you feel like making something even classier or that could work well for a boozy brunch, you could add prosecco and go for your own version of a Bellini. The world is your oyster they say!

Is this lemonade recipe only good in summer?

As we said earlier, this is fine even outside of summer season. Thanks to frozen strawberries, you can make this easy strawberry lemonade all year round and what a treat for your taste buds. But, there’s also to say that when you use fresh strawberries that are in season, you can get an even tastier drink, rest assured! And if you manage to actually plant and harvest your own, even better! This lemonade will also be a great add on to your breakfast and brunches and count as one of your five a day.

You don’t really need anything fancy to make this. All you will need is a blender and a pitcher. In case you don’t have a blender, fear not, you can mash your strawberries and use a fine mesh strainer to help you with the seeds or bigger chunks. You will also need a lemon squeezer, unless you opt for already squeezed lemon. But usually all you will need for this strawberry recipe it’s already available in most homes. In case it’s not, a bit of fantasy and juggling can go a long way for sure. If you have an instant pot, you can also make it in there, check this instant pot recipe.

How do I make this easy strawberry lemonade recipe?

But now, let’s get to the good part on how we make this lemonade. There is very minimal preparation for this. It’s all about the washing and cleaning of your strawberries – which is still an important step no less! Then adding all your ingredients and cups of water to the blender and let it to the work. After transfering your milk of the gods in a pitcher with ice, let it rest in the fridge. The colder the better! If you add alcohol, make sure that you avoid some of the water instead, so that you won’t water it down. And get ready to serve! Fish out those fancy glasses from the cupboard and add some reusable straws too,

Does this strawberry lemonade take long to make?

The best answer to this is NO! I love easy to whip up recipes, you can never beat them! And if something can be so tasty in only ten minutes, imagine what you can make in the same time or with a bit more time! I am always amazed. And also, I love that this recipe is not only quick but also so easy you could make it over and over again without getting bored of it. We surely didn’t!

Do you have any more strawberries recipes on the blog?

I thought you would never ask! This easy strawberry lemonade recipe is only the tip of the iceberg of our love for this red goddess. They are Simona’s absolute favoruite since she can remeber, and if there’s a cake that I can always envision with here it’s our mum strawberry cake. And we actually made some mini ones last year, sharing our mum’s . Since I started baking myself, I have tried it all: from muffins to scones. And then pies, but also sorbet. Also, plenty more planned, trust me. Plenty more. And, if you are a fan of strawberries too, or are completely obsesses with them, we have a whole Pinterest board on them, because we are extra like that!

So, without further ado, shall I just give you this easy strawberry lemonade recipe? I guess I do!


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Easy Strawberry Lemonade

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  • Author: Simona
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1.5L jug 1x
  • Diet: VeganDiet
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The quickest and easiest strawberry lemonade recipe ever made.



  • 800g strawberries
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 lemons, juiced
  • 1L cold water
  • crushed ice
  • extra lemons and strawberries for decoration


  1. Wash the strawberries and dry them properly with a kitchen towel.
  2. Remove the green top and chop in half or quarters, depending on how big they are, and place in your blender.
  3. Add the sugar and lemon juice and blend until everything is creamy. You might need to add some water if it gets too thick and won’t blend properly.
  4. Now place the blended strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a jug big enough to fit the water.
  5. Top it with the water you have left, and mix well using a wooden spoon.
  6. Add the ice, sliced lemons and sliced strawberries and mix again. You are ready to serve!


Make sure you keep it cold as it’s a lot better, it can also be blended with ice for an ice slushie version if you want.

If you’re adding alcohol, be mindful of the amount of water you will need instead as you will replace some with the alcohol of choice (vodka or gin would work wonders with this).

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American

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This easy strawberry lemonade recipe is so easy to whip up. It’s quick to make and can be prepared ahead of time if you need to. It can be stored in the fridge for up to three days, if it lasts. Ours didn’t even survive the afternoon. And it’s, of course, wonderful when served cold on a hot summer day, or youc an always put it in a tumbler to take around to work or school too. But again, since we have no clue when summer is coming – or spring for that matter.

All right, all right – I will stop moaning about the weather now. I get it. You just want to enjoy a sip of this super easy strawberry lemonade in peace without hearing any mumbling. How can I even blame you?


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To conclude, I hope you enjoyed this easy strawberry lemonade recipe as much as we did making it, drinking it and writing it. And if you make it, do make sure to tag us on socials to show us your lemonades! And glasses too, because I mean, who doesn’t love a fancy glass?

Do you love strawberry lemonade? Do you like strawberries? Do you prefer drinking any other kind of lemonade? Or do you have a family recipe that you always make every summer? Let us know down in the comments!

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