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The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipe

The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Quench your thirst with the easiest lemonade recipe there is! It’s easy to make with just 3 ingredients! 

Warm weather is here! Does anything else scream spring and summer than making homemade lemonade? I think not!

two glasses of lemonade shot from overhead view on rustic table top

Whether you are just cooling off on a warm, sunny day or making your own lemonade stand, this is truly the BEST Lemonade Recipe!

I promise you, homemade lemonade is just as easy as a mix you can find in the store. Plus, it’s not full of food dyes and preservatives.

This lemonade recipe doesn’t get any easier and it is even perfect for your kids to make on their own!

fresh lemonade with mint shot top down on rustic table

How to Make the Best Homemade Lemonade Recipe:

Scroll down to get your printable recipe with full instructions and ingredients!

The key to making this the best homemade lemonade recipe is fresh lemon juice.

So start by juicing 3 large lemons. To get the juice flowing and easier to slice, roll the lemon with the palm of your hand a few times.

Add the lemon juice to a large pitcher. Then add in 8 cups of ice cold water.

Stir in your sweetener of choice. If using sugar, 1/2 cup or less, to your preferences. Stir and chill.

Serve homemade lemonade over ice and garnish with sliced lemons.

cut lemons on a cutting board

Variations on Making this Best Homemade Lemonade Recipe:

Add your favorite pureed fruit. We love using blackberries to make blackberry lemonade or strawberries for strawberry lemonade.

Change this recipe to limeade! Just substitute limes in place of lemons.

Add some sprigs of lavender, mint, basil or rosemary

Instead of water, make sparkling lemonade with sparkling water.

And for an adult treat, add some lemon vodka and limoncello to make boozy lemonade slushies!

Fresh lemonade will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week, although I doubt it will last that long!

Don’t forget to pin this Homemade Lemonade recipe for later!

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The Best Lemonade Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Quench your thirst with the easiest lemonade recipe there is! It's easy to make with just 3 ingredients! 

Ingredients

  • 3 Lemons
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Ice

Instructions

The key to making this the best homemade lemonade recipe is fresh lemon juice. 

So start by juicing 3 large lemons. To get the juice flowing and easier to slice, roll the lemon with the palm of your hand a few times. 

Add the lemon juice to a large pitcher. Then add in 8 cups of ice cold water. 

Stir in your sweetener of choice. If using sugar, 1/2 cup or less, to your preferences. 

Stir and chill. 

Serve homemade lemonade over ice and garnish with sliced lemons. 

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