Homemade Lemonade • The Diary of a Real Housewife

The BEST Homemade Lemonade! It’s the perfect drink for these warm summer days and so simple to make. Made with fresh lemons, this drink is tart and sweet for the perfect summer drink.

Lemonade is a summertime staple!! Nothing tastes better on a warm summer day then a big glass of ice-cold homemade lemonade! After playing outside all day, swimming at the pool, or doing some yardwork, nothing beats a glass of fresh lemonade.

How do I make Homemade Lemonade:

There is a lot of different methods to making homemade lemonade. You could just mix water, sugar, and lemon juice but I prefer to boil my water and sugar first.

This way I know all the sugar is fully dissolved into the water. I add the fresh lemon juice and then chill over ice. It’s really that easy.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Step One – Bring 2 cups water and sugar to a boil. Whisk until sugar is fully dissolved. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.

StepTwo – Using a Lemon Juicer, squeeze 1 and quarter cups of juice from fresh lemons. This may take about 10 lemons to get that much juice.

squeezing the lemon juice.

StepThree – Add lemon juice to sugar water. Add remaining water to taste. Add to a pitcher with ice. Serve and enjoy!

adding lemon juice to the sugar water.

Serve and enjoy! Add some sliced ​​lemons as a garnish!

How many lemons do I need for Homemade Lemonade:

On average 6-8 lemons can give you 1 cup of lemon juice. For this recipe I used just over a cup of lemon juice. I would suggest buying 10 lemons to be on the safe side. Any leftover you can use to garnish your drink.

closeup of homemade lemonade in glass.

How do I squeeze a Lemon:

Before cutting your lemon start by rolling it on the countertop. This will help you get the most juice out of your lemon.

If you want, you could even microwave your lemon for just 10-20 seconds before juicing to make sure you are getting the most juice.

Next cup your lemon in half long ways. Use a small strainer to catch any seeds with a bowl under it for the juice. Squeeze your lemon with your hands or thongs. You could also use a manual or even electric juicer if you have one.

homemade lemonade on counter with lemons and pitcher behind it.

Have leftover lemons? Try these next recipes:

Frosted Lemonade: If you have not tried this recipe yet you are missing out! It’s so simple to make and taste amazing.

Strawberry Lemonade: This simple Strawberry Lemonade is the perfect summer drink and is made with two simple ingredients.

Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup: The perfect summer soup recipe, filled with veggies and rice and cooked in the slow cooker.

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Homemade Lemonade

Jennie Duncan

The BEST Homemade Lemonade! It’s the perfect drink for these warm summer days and so simple to make.

Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 5 mins

Total Time 10 mins

Race Drinks

Kitchen American

Servings 6 servings

calories 268 calories

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 5 cups Water (more to taste)
  • 2 cup Sugar

Instructions

  • Bring 2 cups water and sugar to a boil. Whisk until sugar is fully dissolved. Set aside and allow to cool to room tempter.

  • Using a Lemon Juicer, squeeze 1 and quarter cups of juice from fresh lemons. This may take about 10-12 lemons to get that much juice.

  • Add lemon juice to sugar water. Add remaining water to taste. Add to a pitcher with ice. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcalories: 268caloriesCarbohydrates: 70gprotein: 0.2gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.003gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 54mgfiber: 0.2gSugar: 68gVitamin A: 3UIVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.1mg

Keyword Homemade Lemonade

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