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the best homemade lemonade recipe
Simple Homemade Lemonade Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
chill time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
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
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 179 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
Simple Homemade Lemonade Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 179 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 47mg1%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.