How to Make Homemade Lemonade

May 22, 2020
It's truly simple to whip up a batch of lemonade from scratch, and it tastes oh-so much better than the not-homemade kinds.  Follow these easy instructions on how to make Homemade Lemonade, and then get ready to sip away on this refreshing classic drink.
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On warm-weather days, there's not much better than a tall, cold glass of lemonade.  Unless it's a tall, cold glass of homemade lemonade, that is.

There's just something about homemade lemonade that's extra-refreshing.  And it tastes oh-so much better than the not-homemade kinds.

It's truly simple to whip up a batch of lemonade from scratch, and it tastes oh-so much better than the not-homemade kinds.

I remember as a kid how excited I'd be whenever my Mom whipped up a pitcher for us to enjoy.  It was such a special treat to sip on those hot summer days.

Fortunately, making homemade lemonade from scratch is super easy.

To make this classic refreshing summer sipper, all you to do is combine three simple ingredients, add some ice and fresh lemon slices, and pour a big ol' glass to enjoy.  It's truly that simple.

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So what are the ingredients in homemade lemonade, you ask?  The 3 simple ingredients you need to make your own homemade lemonade are:
  1. Lemons
  2. Sugar, and
  3. Water
That's it.

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To whip up a batch of lemonade from scratch, start by squeezing lemons.

You'll need 1 cup of fresh lemon juice for a batch, which is about 6 lemons.  To be honest though, I usually make a double batch.

To get the most juice out of your lemons, use the palm of your hand to roll each whole lemon several times on your counter top before squeezing. This softens the lemons and helps release their juices. If you have an especially firm lemon, pop it in the microwave for about 20 seconds before rolling it to help release the juice.

Once the fresh lemon juice is squeezed, combine the lemon juice and sugar in a pitcher. 

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Stir the mixture together briskly until all the sugar is dissolved.

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And add in the water ...

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Top the pitcher off with a handful of ice to chill the lemonade down.  Then pour yourself a big ol' glass to enjoy and sip away!

We love our lemonade with the 3/4 cup sugar called for in this recipe. But if you like a sweeter lemonade, increase the sugar to 1 cup.  Also, you can substitute Splenda or other sugar substitute in this recipe just fine.  Simply adjust the amount to suit your personal taste.

Enjoy!

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Yield: about 6 cups
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How to Make Homemade Lemonade

How to Make Homemade Lemonade

It's truly simple to whip up a batch of lemonade from scratch, and it tastes oh-so much better than the not-homemade kinds. Follow these easy instructions on how to make Homemade Lemonade, and then get ready to sip away on this refreshing classic drink.
Prep time: 15 MCook time: Total time: 15 M

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. fresh lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 4 c. cold water
  • 1 lemon, unpeeled and thinly sliced
  • Ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. Combine lemon juice and sugar in a pitcher. Stir briskly until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add cold water and lemon slices, stir to combine. 
  3. Add a few ice cubes to the pitcher to chill the lemonade down.  Serve immediately, or refrigerate until serving time.
  4. Serve poured over ice.
TRACEY'S NOTES:
  1. I usually make a double batch!
  2. To get the most juice out of your lemons, use the palm of your hand to roll each whole lemon several times on your counter top before squeezing. This softens the lemons and helps release their juices. If you have an especially firm lemon, pop it in the microwave for about 20 seconds to help release the juice.
  3. We love this lemonade on the tart side with its 3/4 cup sugar. Increase the sugar to 1 cup if you like a sweeter lemonade.
  4. You can substitute Splenda or other sugar substitute in this recipe just fine.  Adjust the amount to suit your personal taste.
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8 comments

  1. This sounds so good. Chocolate BBQ chips...well...I think I'd try them but agree with you. :) Good luck with your first day!

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  2. Wow Tracey, it sounds like you've had a wonderful summer, from a culinary standpoint! Chocolate covered bacon???? My mouth needs to experience that, just once! Wishing you a happy school year with your little munchkins - hope you have a great class and enjoy going to work everyday.

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  3. I love homemade lemonade and chocolate covered anything! :D :D :D

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  4. I've never made lemonade. But this sounds lovely. Pinned. #CreativeMuster

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  5. This home-made lemonade looks so refreshing. I have a lot of lemons and it is looking to be hot this weekend so I will be giving it a try.

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  6. Perfect I was thinking about making lemonade this week.

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