Easy Homemade Strawberry Lemonade! This is the most amazing summer drink loaded with fresh ripe strawberries and zesty tart lemon.  The entire family will love this refreshing drink, perfect for a hot summer day!  Make it into a cocktail by adding a splash of vodka!

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Nothing says summer like the fresh flavor of ripe strawberries and an icy glass of lemonade.  This fresh strawberry lemonade recipe is the perfect summer drink with just a few simple ingredients!

The great thing about making a fruit lemonade is that you can actually use ANY kind of fruit in it and just adjust the sugar to your liking!  If you want to make this into a cocktail, add a splash of vodka or even replace some of the water with sparkling wine!

I used to boil the sugar/fruit mixture before straining it but that ended up taking a lot more time.  This method is quick, easy and extra delicious!

Glass of Homemade Strawberry Lemonade with a strawberry on edge of glass

For extra flavor we love to create a lemon sugar and even use it to rim the glass.  Using a vegetable peeler or zester, peel the yellow zest from 1-2 lemons lemons making sure not to get the bitter white pith underneath. Place the zest peelings in a bowl 1 one cup of sugar and allow the flavors to meld for at least 30 minutes.  This sugar is delicious in the recipe, stirred into fresh tea or iced tea or sprinkled on desserts!

Big clear jar of Homemade Strawberry Lemonade with a glass of it next to it
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Easy Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

Easy Homemade Strawberry Lemonade! This is the most amazing summer drink loaded with fresh ripe strawberries and zesty tart lemon. The entire family will love this refreshing drink, perfect for a hot summer day!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 cups
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  • 4 ½ cups fresh strawberries halved
  • 4 lemons
  • ½ cup sugar or to taste
  • water
  • ice


  • Place strawberries and 1 cup water in a blender. Blend until smooth and strain using a fine mesh strainer. Juice the lemons (you should get about 1 cup of juice).
  • In a small jar, combine sugar and ½ cup water. Shake until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • In a 2 quart pitcher add strawberry juice, lemon juice and about ¾ of the sugar mixture. Fill the pitcher halfway with ice. Add 4-5 cups of cold water and stir.
  • Add more sugar mixture if desired. Serve cold.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 89 | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 76.2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American


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  1. 1/2 the amount of strawberries, only 3/4 cup lemon juice (still very tart), 3/4 cup to 1 cup sugar. I had expected to reduce the sugar, but it needed to be upped (then again, I used large grained, organic). Expected to need more lemons, but 3/4 cup of the juice was super tart! Only had about 2 cups of strawberries, but that added tons of strawberry flavor! Can’t imagine doubling it. Might try with fresh blueberries next. Thanks for posting though! My journey into perfecting a homemade lemonade has begun.3 stars

  2. Just made this but substituted Splenda for the sugar, as I have 2 type1 Diabetics at home. Delicious!5 stars