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The Best Homemade Lemonade Recipe

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Delicious, refreshing and SUPER easy to make, this homemade lemonade recipe needs to make an appearance in your kitchen TODAY! 

the best homemade lemonade recipe

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Both my husband and my 5 year old son are BIG fans of lemonade. And while I appreciate a nice, cold drink on a hot summer day, I always feel like the store-bought lemonade is so sugar-y. And who has time to make fresh squeezed lemonade when the craving strikes? #NotMe

But then my sister-in-law introduced me to her homemade lemonade recipe, and my mind has been changed forever.

Guys. This lemonade recipe is so easy.

And refreshing.

And delicious.

In fact, with a newly planted lemon tree in our backyard, I see plenty of pitchers of lemonade in our future. One might even say this recipe makes it feasible to keep fresh squeezed lemonade in our fridge at all times.

It is so good.

(And did I mention it’s also super easy too?) 

how to make lemonade

How to Make Lemonade

Learning how to make lemonade could not be any easier! With just a few basic ingredients – lemon juice, sugar and water – you can make a delicious batch of lemonade that literally has my mouth watering while I type this. Honestly, the hardest/longest part of this lemonade recipe is waiting for the sugar/syrup to cool. It involves squeezing lemons, dissolving sugar over the stove, adding water… and that’s it.

We have a few lemonade recipe variations we think you’ll love!

Easy Homemade Lemonade

the best homemade lemonade recipe
5 from 6 votes

Easy Homemade Lemonade

Delicious, refreshing and SUPER easy to make, this homemade lemonade recipe needs to make an appearance in your kitchen TODAY!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword lemonade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 50 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice about 7 large lemons
  • 1 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 8 cups water
  • mint leaves for garnish optional


  1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar and one cup of water. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring often until sugar is completely dissolved (about 5 minutes).
  2. Allow mixture to come to room temperature and chill for 1 hour.
  3. In a large pitcher, combine juice from lemons, the remaining seven cups of water and the sugar water mixture. Stir well and chill.
  4. Serve cold with a mint leave, or, if you're feeling extra fancy, wet the rim of you glass with some water, then dip into a small pile of sugar to coat the glass rim in something sweet
Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Lemonade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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