Easy Strawberry Lemonade Recipe
This easy strawberry lemonade is whirled together in the blender. It’s a naturally pink lemonade recipe made with simple ingredients like lemons and strawberries, and sweetened with sugar or honey.
With a backyard filled with about 10 citrus trees, we are always trying to use them up. So it’s only natural we’ve shared several lemonade recipes here in the past (see our Lavender Lemonade, Blood Orange Lemonade, and Sugar Free Lemonade). And a few wellness elixirs too (Lemon Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks, Orange & Pineapple ACV Shots, Lemony Detox Water, Ginger Shots, etc.).
This strawberry version of classic homemade lemonade is one of my favorites. Homemade pink strawberry lemonade is the prettiest color and most refreshing bright lemon flavor with little bits of fresh strawberries.
Unlike many lemonade recipes that use simple syrup, this one comes together quickly in the blender. Check out this post from the Kitchn for a breakdown of all the ways to make lemonade. They actually suggest making blender lemonade with whole lemons, rind and all.
Homemade lemonade is really simple. The essentials are fresh lemons, water, and sweetener. You’ll need about 5 or 6 lemons for this recipe. We added just a few strawberries for flavor and color.
Best Sweetener for Homemade Lemonade
We tested this recipe with honey and with sugar. My daughter preferred the honey version as she loves the flavor of honey. I preferred the classic sugar version without the honey flavor. Agave syrup would also work well. If I were making this for myself I’d probably sweeten to taste with organic liquid stevia (I like Trader Joe’s best).
How to Make Lemon Juice
We’ve tested several citrus juicers and this press is our favorite, as it extracts the most juice. There’s a link to this one in the recipe card below.
How to Make Homemade Strawberry Lemonade
Fresh lemon juice, sugar or honey, ice, and water get blended together until the sweetener has dissolved. Start with half the amount of water you think you’ll need as it may not all fit in the blender. This also helps avoid watered down lemonade. You can always add more water.
Strawberries are added next and pulsed a few times until they are chopped to the size you like. We like this strawberry lemonade with visible pieces of strawberries.
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 5-6 lemons)
- 1/2 cup honey, agave, or sugar
- 1 cup ice
- 4 cups water
- 4 strawberries, halved
- fresh mint or basil, for garnish (optional)
- Add the lemon juice, honey or sugar, ice, and 2 cups of water to the blender.
- Blend on low speed until the sugar has dissolved, about 1 minute.
- Add the strawberries and pulse a few times to roughly chop the berries.
- Add the remaining 2 cups of water.
- Serve over ice or store in the refrigerator.
I like to start with a bit less water, and add more to taste to avoid watered down lemonade. Serving with ice will water it down further.
Fresh lemonade lasts 5-7 days in the refrigerator. With strawberries is may last only 3.
You can freeze freshly squeezed lemon juice for 3-4 months.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 0g
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