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!

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


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.
4.95 from 34 votes

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. Delicious lemonade recipe honestly speaking. I tried this recipe at my home and it was really amazing and easy to make.

  2. It tastes really nice but ill just add a little bit less sugar but the rest is delightful great recipe5 stars

  3. This lemonade was so quick and easy. This was my first time making strawberry lemonade and it tasted great!

  4. The watermelon lemonade is a perfect recipe, especially if you buy a not so sweet watermelon! It’s perfect for summer!!

  5. Delicious ! I was looking for something like this for a dinner with my friends. I love the strawberry flavour. Thank you for sharing

  6. So when you blend the strawberries & water in blender, then strain thru a fine mesh strainer, you don’t want any of the solids from the strawberries, just the liquid that’s left?>
    do you discard the solids left after straining? Thanks! This looks delicious!

    1. This is a delicious and beautiful drink! I hope you get a chance to try the recipe on the next hot summer day!

  7. This is the most beautiful, stunning pitcher of lemonade I’ve ever seen! If it tastes nearly as good as it looks then I absolutely am going to need a pitcher all for myself!

    1. I hope you get a chance to try the recipe Sam! It is perfect for those summer days when you need a way to beat the heat! Super refreshing!

  8. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Have a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  9. This looks so refreshing…I’ll take a pitcher, please & thank you!!
    Stopping by from Jam Hands!

  10. Great Fresh Strawberry Lemonade, Holly it will be perfect for the hot summer months that will be here soon. Your recipe is fabulous and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Delish! Thanks for linking up on Monday…featuring this today with a lot of other strawberry fabulousness!! :)

    1. Stevia would be even better. Especially for us diabetics. :-) More tasty but diabetic friendly recipes would be very cool.