Drinks | June 13, 2017

homemade strawberry lemonade

Homemade strawberry lemonade screams summer time. BBQ’s, potato salad, swimming, and easy strawberry lemonade recipe.
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Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

I first became a huge fan when we were in moscow and the women there always had a fresh batch of lemonade. I had had fresh lemonade, but not much- bot enough to really appreciate it. That’s when I gain a love for real homemade lemonade, especially real, homemade strawberry lemonade.

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How to make this easy strawberry lemonade recipe

You’ll need

  • FRESH fruit. Fresh strawberries and fresh lemon.
  • Sugar and water to make a syrup.

An overhead shot of fresh strawberries and lemon used to make homemade strawberry lemonade

Wash and slice your strawberries in half. Then in a medium sauce pan add sugar, water and strawberries.

An overhead shot of a strawberry syrup in a pan with lemon zest

You are going to bring these to a boil, then simmer until the strawberries are just about nothin. It’s ok if they are smallish chunks. We’re going to strain them out!

Strawberry syrup in a blue pan for making homemade strawberry lemonade

Let the syrup cool a little bit and then strain out all the chunks. This is totally optional, if you desire you can leave it as is!

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Add more water, chill in the refrigerator to chill then serve!!

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single champaign glass with sparkling strawberry lemonade and cotton candy as garnish on top
Homemade Strawberry Lemonade
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

An easy strawberry lemonade recipe that fresh, fruity and perfect for summer!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Lemonade, Strawberry Drink, Strawberry Lemonade
Servings: 6 servings (2 litres)
Calories: 223 kcal
Author: Desarae
Strawberry Syrup
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lemon zest
Strawberry lemonade
  • cold water or sparkling water chilled
  • sliced lemons and strawberries for garnish
  1. Cut stems, and wash strawberries. Slice in half

  2. In a small sauce pan add sugar, 2 cups water, strawberries, lemon juice and lemon zest. Bring to a boil, stirring often and then simmer until strawberries are about disintegrated. Remove from heat and let cool. 

  3. If desired strain strawberry syrup so their are no seeds or chunks.

  4. Add to a 2 liter pitcher, fill remaining pitcher with water. Stir and place in refridgerator.

  5. Serve over ice, garnish with lemons and strawberries.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes


YES! If you are making the strawberry lemonade with sparkling water then don't combine the syrup until just before serving. If you are making the strawberry lemonade with


Store it in the fridge. It will be good for a few days to a week!

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Strawberry Lemonade
Amount Per Serving (8 oz)
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 139mg4%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 54g60%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 53mg64%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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