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Easy Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

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This homemade strawberry lemonade recipe has been a favorite this summer. I was looking for a summer drink idea that incorporated the flavors of summer but was not overly sweet. Lemonade is one of the first drinks I remember making as a child with my mother.

This Easy Strawberry Lemonade recipe is a wonderful summer drink recipe that is made in minutes. I love that I can control the amount of sugar in the lemonade and there is nothing like freshly squeezed lemonade.

strawberry lemonade

Hello Friends! Are you feeling the summer vibes? I have been enjoying being outside and working in my little garden. I have been taking more walks and living what I consider a mindful summer of relaxation and refreshing.

Before you know it, fall will be here and things always get so busy from that point on. You may have seen I did a little summer craft project that I shared earlier this week that makes for a fun activity for kids and adults of all ages.


But today, I want to share with you one of the best lemonade recipes I use because nothing beats an authentic homemade lemonade recipe. You do not need a blender for this recipe by the way.

How to Make Strawberry Lemonade without a blender

When I was younger, my grandmother had one of those old crank juicers. It was actually pretty cool. Now I just use a simple hand juicer for juicing lemons and oranges.

This fresh Strawberry Lemonade always tastes great!


Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

You can change up the fruit flavors for this fresh lemonade recipe and serve it up at lunch or dinner or even as an afternoon beverage.

This is a real lemon lemonade recipe so if you have a lemon tree, you will score even bigger because the lemons will be free!

Fresh homamade strawberry lemonade

There is nothing like a fresh lemonade during the summertime!

Fresh strawberry lemonade recipe from scratch

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How to make Strawberry Lemonade

Easy Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

strawberry lemonade

Easy Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Easy Strawberry Lemonade recipe is a wonderful summer drink recipe that is made in minutes. I love that I can control the amount of sugar in the lemonade and there is nothing like freshly squeezed lemonade.


  • 2 medium lemons
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Squeeze the juice out of lemons and remove all seeds.
  2. Pour lemon juice into a pitcher. Set aside.
  3. Wash and stem strawberries.
  4. Mash strawberries and set aside.
  5. In a saucepan, mix together 1 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar. 
  6. Heat over low heat and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  7. Add sugar water and mashed strawberries to lemon juice.
  8. Add two more cups of water and stir well.
  9. Serve over ice.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 28gProtein: 1g


timesaving tips to streamline recipes

  • Prepare the lemon juice mixture ahead of time. You can also do the same with the sugar water. Keep the lemon juice and sugar water in ice cubes in your freezer and they will be ready to use when you are. 
  • Prepare the strawberries the evening before by washing, removing stems, and slicing. 
  • Store the lemonade in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. 
  • Make ice cubes of any remaining lemonade. Great for iced tea!
  • Roll the lemons on a counter before juicing to release more juice.


Can you make Strawberry Lemonade without sugar?

Yes, you can use alternative sweeteners if you like. 

Can I use Strawberry Lemonade to make a cocktail?

Yes, you can make a wonderful Strawberry Lemonade with vodka cocktail. Just add one jigger of vodka to a glass of strawberry lemonade and mix well. 

More Summer Drink Recipes

For more refreshing summer drink recipe, check out:

Mango Lemonade – A refreshing twist on homemade lemonade. 

Watermelon Agua Fresca – a delicious and refreshing summer beverage made with fresh watermelon.

Honeydew Agua Fresca – This is made with sweet juicy honeydew, for all the fans of this green melon.

Fresh Guava Smoothie– Turn up the fruit in tea with his refreshing recipe. 

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