Simple Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Lemonade is the quintessential summer beverage. For a tasty twist on a classic try this simple homemade strawberry lemonade recipes. A family favorite.

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Ice cold fresh strawberry lemonade drink.

Simple Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

Course: Beverages, mocktail
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, BBQ, Summer
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 114 kcal
Author: Kelly D
Nothing says summer like an ice-cold glass of lemonade. This was my mom's favorite, I made pitchers and pitchers of this tasty treat.


  • 1 cup lemon juice Approx. 6 lemons
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 to 6 cups cold water
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries


  1. Juice the lemons, you will want about 1 cup of lemon juice. Strain the juice if you prefer pulp-free lemonade.
  2. Reserve the lemon rind halves.
  3. Prepare simple syrup using 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring the water and sugar to a boil, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Combine lemon juice and simple syrup and allow the lemon and sugar combination to cool.
  5. **Adjust the proportions of lemon juice to simple syrup to change the sweetness or tartness of the lemonade to suit your preference.
  6. Cut strawberries into quarters and muddle in a small bowl or tall glass until well smashed.
  7. Add the lemon syrup and strawberries to a pitcher and mix thoroughly
  8. Add reserved lemon rinds half to pitcher.
  9. Add 4 cups of cold water to the pitcher, mix well
  10. Taste lemonade and add more water until you reach the desired sweet-tart balance.

Recipe Notes

Sit Back and Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Simple Homemade Strawberry Lemonade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 86mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Sugars 27g
Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 0.8%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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