How To Make Strawberry Lemonade Homemade (2024)

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Fast and easy to make, this deliciously sweet strawberry lemonade is the perfect treat for any hot summer day. Made with real fruit, learn here how to make this easy strawberry lemonade recipe at home with only four simple ingredients!

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Why We Love Strawberry Lemonade

  • Uses Real Strawberries And Lemons– Using fresh ingredients makes the flavors in this fresh lemonade pop and taste extra delicious. This easy recipe is also perfect for strawberry season when you may havea lot of ripe strawberries.
  • Great On A Hot Day – Lemonade is always great on a hot day, but this strawberry lemonade is extra refreshing and feels more special than store-bought lemonade.
  • Fun – The kids get really excited when they see a glass of homemade strawberry lemonade, and adults enjoy it too! It’s perfect for the whole family to enjoy together,and easy to make double batch for a party.

Love cold treats on a hot day? Try my copycat frosted lemonade of Chick-fil-A’s infamous treat. Try a copycat Dole whip smoothie or make the cold version of my whipped hot chocolate more sippable treats.

Ingredients For Strawberry Lemonade

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  • 1cupfresh strawberrieshalved, stems removed
  • 2cupssugardivided
  • 6cupsof waterdivided
  • 1cuplemon juiceabout 6 lemons, extra to garnish

How To Make Strawberry Lemonade

  1. In a blender place the strawberries, ¼ cup sugar and ¼ cup water. Blend the mixture until smooth.
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  1. Pour the strawberry puree mixture into a large pitcher. Add the remaining sugar, lemon juice, and remaining water. Stir to mix.
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  1. Top with lemon slices in the pitcher or on the glassesif desired. Serve immediately over ice cubes or chill until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Variation Ideas

  • Try Other Fruit! Blueberry lemonade, raspberry lemonade, watermelon lemonade and even peach lemonade are all delicious using this same method for the perfect summer drink.
  • Mix In Some Jam– You can mix jam into homemade lemonade by the spoonful instead of fresh fruit. I recommend using a good quality jam for best results for this, or a homemade jam like my raspberry jam or blackberry jam.
  • Make It Frozen– You can make this strawberry lemonade more of a slushy by blending the finished lemonade with ice before serving. You can also blend in ice cream for a fun dessert. Try using my Chick Fil A Copycat Frosted Lemonade recipe, but swapping in strawberry lemonade instead for a fun twist on classic lemonade.
  • Swap Lime Juice– You can swap lime juice for some of the fresh lemon juice. I have not tried swapping all of the lemon juice with lime juice, you may need to adjust the sweetener a little less or more to your taste.
  • Add Fresh Mint– Chop some fresh mint and add it to the drink for a supper summery drink!
  • Strain The Lemonade– If you prefer the drink not have any pulp in it, you can use a fine mesh strainer to strain the lemonade before serving.
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Can I Use Less Sugar?

Yes you can decrease the sugar to taste. Sweet strawberries from during strawberry season when they are at their peak will also sometimes be sweeter, and you can use less sugar for the perfect drink.

I recommend starting with at least a cup of sugar, and then adding more as you prefer. Make sure to blend the mixture really well so the sugar fully dissolves before you taste, or you could end up with a sweeter drink than you think.

Can I Use A Sugar Substitute?

Sure, you can use a sugar substitute like Splenda, Stevia and more. You can also sweeten with agave nectar or honey to taste.Often sugar substitutes will taste sweeter than sugar, so you may need to adjust the amount of sweetener you use to your own tastes.

Start by adding a little of the sweetener and mixing until the sweetener or sugar dissolves, then tasting. You can always adjust by adding more to get the perfect balance of sweet from the sweetener and strawberries,and tart from the fresh lemons.

How Long Will Strawberry Lemonade Last?

This easy homemadestrawberry lemonade recipe will last about 5-7 if stored covered in the refrigerator.

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Strawberry Lemonade


Author Kristy Richardson

Course Drinks

Cuisine American

Prep Time 10 minutes minutes

Total Time 15 minutes minutes

Learn how to make sweet strawberry lemonade perfect for any party or hot day. This easy treat with real fruit only needs four ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries halved, stems removed
  • 2 cups sugar divided
  • 6 cups water divided
  • 1 cup lemon juice about 6 lemons, extra to garnish

Instructions

  • In a blender place the strawberries, ¼ cup sugar and ¼ cup water. Blend the mixture until smooth.

  • Pour the strawberry mixture into a large pitcher. Add the remaining sugar, lemon juice, and remaining water. Stir to mix.

  • Add sliced lemons to the pitcher if desired. Serve immediately over ice cubes or chill until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Notes

Frozen strawberries can also be used in this recipe. It can sometimes cause the lemonade to be a bit more like a slushie. If you are using frozen strawberries and prefer it not to have any slushy pieces in your lemonade, simply let the strawberries thaw on the counter for about 20 minutes before blending.

Nutrition

Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 69g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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