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Simple Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Delicious, refreshing and SUPER easy to make, this homemade lemonade recipe needs to make an appearance in your kitchen TODAY!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
chill time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemonade
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 179kcal


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


  • 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).
  • Allow mixture to come to room temperature and chill for 1 hour.
  • In a large pitcher, combine juice from lemons, the remaining seven cups of water and the sugar water mixture. Stir well and chill.
  • 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


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg