The Best Simple Strawberry Lemonade in 5 Ingredients

Homemade strawberry lemonade is the perfect drink to make on a hot summer day. Fresh strawberries and lemon flavors add to the summertime vibes on warm days.

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Any time we go out to eat, Tyler and Ryan order strawberry lemonade or pink lemonade if it’s available. They don’t care if it is a warm day or freezing outside. It’s their favorite drink any time of the year so it was finally time to try to make our own. I’ve made regular homemade lemonade before, and strawberry-infused drinks. It wasn’t too hard to combine those together to come up with a way to make delicious strawberry lemonade at home.

Using fresh strawberries gives the lemonade the best flavor. During strawberry season, we can get some huge strawberries around here! When possible, it’s also best to use fresh lemons for your lemon juice and lemon slices. 

Making a pitcher of this homemade strawberry lemonade recipe is enough for about 5 cups of lemonade. You can easily make a double batch by increasing everything. It scales really well if you are having a get-together. 

I prefer the lemonade cold, but if you have it out for a while you may want to also have a bowl of ice cubes ready for serving. 

​Strawberry Lemonade Options

When you make this easy drink recipe at home, you can add some of your favorite things to the mix. 

  • Crush fresh mint leaves and add for a minty flavor
  • Increase or decrease the amount of sugar as needed
  • Add more fresh fruit to your lemonade
  • Instead of sugar and water, make a simple syrup instead
    • Add strawberries to it for strawberry syrup
  • Use agave nectar in place of sugar for a healthier kind of sweetener
  • Add white wine or champagne for a refreshing summer cocktail

Simple Strawberry Lemonade Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ripe strawberries (1 lb)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 5 cups cold water
  • 1 lemon, sliced

Preparation

Use a blender or food processor to make a strawberry puree. 

Add the sugar, lemon juice, and 5 cups of water to the strawberry mixture then mix in a large pitcher.

Garnish the cup with a sugar rim and lemon slice if desired and serve cold.

Simple Strawberry Lemonade Leftovers

Storage: Store leftover strawberry lemonade in the refrigerator and drink within 2-3 days.

Recipe

Originally Published On: May 2, 2022

Last Updated On: October 19, 2023

Strawberry Lemonade

Homemade strawberry lemonade is the perfect drink to make on a hot summer day. Fresh strawberries add to the summertime vibes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course:
Drinks
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Gluten Free
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Vegan
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Vegetarian
Keyword:
drink
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lemonade
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strawberry
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summer
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
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Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
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Nut-Free
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Vegan
Servings: 6 cups
5 from 12 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ripe strawberries (1 lb)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 5 cups cold water
  • 1 lemon (sliced)

Recommended Equipment

Instructions

  • Puree the strawberries in a blender
  • Add the sugar, lemon juice, and water then mix
  • Garnish cup with a sugar rim and lemon slice if desired and serve cold
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Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Lemonade
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 12IU0%
Vitamin C 54mg65%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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23 thoughts on “The Best Simple Strawberry Lemonade in 5 Ingredients”

  1. 5 stars
    Love this tasty drink. It’s so refreshing on a hot day with the strawberries mixed into the lemonade! My kids really enjoy it!

  2. 5 stars
    I love the taste of the fresh strawberries…what a wonderful addition to lemonade! Sound so tasty..I cannot wait to make myself some now 😀

  3. Strawberry Lemonade is perfect for summer. There’s something about summer and lemonade that just feels right.

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