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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Simple Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 114kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
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.
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  • 1 cup lemon juice - Approx. 6 lemons
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 to 6 cups cold water
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries


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



Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 86mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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