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Raspberry Lemonade

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This sweet and tangy, made from scratch, raspberry lemonade is so refreshing and delicious. Made with fresh raspberries, it’s the perfect treat to enjoy all summer long!

I love serving raspberry lemonade when we’re making Fall Off The Bone Ribs for a Summer BBQ with family and friends. Or mix up a batch of this refreshing drink and have your kids set up a Lemonade Stand in the neighborhood.

two tall glass of homemade raspberry lemonade with yellow striped straws with whole raspberries wrapped around the straw

Simple Raspberry Lemonade

I have quite a thing for homemade lemonade. When it’s hot outside, it’s the only thing I want to drink! It’s cold, refreshing, and so delicious. As much as I love a good classic lemonade recipe, this raspberry lemonade is over-the-top amazing! I just love that it’s made with both fresh lemons and raspberries which gives it the most amazing sweet and tangy flavor.

This raspberry lemonade is so incredibly delicious and super refreshing. The best part is that it’s super easy to make and only takes minutes to prepare. You can even make it in advance, which means you can whip it up at the beginning of the week and enjoy a fresh glass all week long.

a jar of homemade raspberry sauce that is the key ingredient to this simple raspberry lemonade recipe

How To Make Raspberry Lemonade

This raspberry lemonade starts with a delicious homemade raspberry sauce. It has only five ingredients and takes just a few minutes to make. As great as it is in this lemonade, it’s also delicious as a topping for waffles or ice cream (or just eating out of the jar with a spoon). The recipe makes enough for about eight servings, and you could easily double or triple it for a party.

Raspberry Sauce – First, you’ll need to make the sauce by adding the raspberries, lemon juice and sugar to a pan. Warm it up over medium heat until it begins to simmer. You’ll want to stir it occasionally to break up the raspberries.

Thicken It – Mix together the cornstarch and water in a small bowl and then add it to the pan with the raspberry mixture. Stir it in and let it cook for about 3 minutes until it thickens. Remove it from the heat and let it cool completely.

Lemonade – Place 1 cup of water and the sugar into a sauce pan and bring it to a boil. Stir occasionally until the sugar dissolves to it from burning. Once this has cooled, add the mixture to a large pitcher with the other 7 cups of water and the juice from the lemons.

Raspberry Lemonade – Add two tables of the raspberry sauce to each cup of lemonade and give it a good stir until it’s mixed together. Add ice and enjoy!

two glasses filled with raspberry lemonade with yellow striped straws and raspberries wrapped around the straws. A jar of raspberry sauce is on the table next to the glasses.

More Easy Lemonade Recipes

Easy Raspberry Lemonade Recipe

To make a batch of this refreshing drink just follow this easy recipe and you’ll be pouring yourself a tall glass in no time. For the perfect presentation, put a couple left over raspberries through a colorful striped straw and you’re all set. Seriously, one taste of this delicious raspberry lemonade and you will be hooked!. I’m going to be enjoying it all summer long!

2 glasses of raspberry lemonade
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Raspberry Lemonade Recipe

This sweet and tangy, made from scratch, raspberry lemonade is so refreshing and delicious. The perfect treat to enjoy all summer long!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword fruit, summer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 23 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 236 kcal

Ingredients

For the Raspberry Sauce:

  • 12 ounces  fresh raspberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons water

For the Lemonade:

  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice from about 7 large lemons
  • 1 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 8 cups water

Instructions

  1. To make the raspberry sauce, add the raspberries, lemon juice, and sugar to a medium sauce pan.
  2. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently to break up the raspberries, until the mixture comes to a simmer.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the corn starch and water.
  4. Pour the corn starch mixture into the pot, stir to combine, and cook 2-3 minutes, until thickened.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  6. To make the lemonade, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar and one cup of water.
  7. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring often until sugar is completely dissolved (about 5 minutes).
  8. Allow mixture to come to room temperature and chill for 1 hour.
  9. In a large pitcher, combine juice from lemons, the remaining seven cups of water and the sugar water mixture.
  10. Stir well and chill.
  11. To assemble, spoon two tablespoons of raspberry sauce into the bottom of a glass.
  12. Add ice and pour lemonade to fill the glass. Stir and enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Lemonade Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 55g61%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 14IU0%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

a glass of raspberry lemonade made with this simple recipe. Another glass of lemonade, a jar of raspberry sauce are in the background and three raspberries and a colored straw are lying on the table.

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