This homemade Strawberry Lemonade recipe is sweet, tart, and so refreshing! You’ll want to keep a pitcher in the fridge all summer long.
There’s nothing like fresh-squeezed lemonade during the summer and the addition of strawberries makes it even more special. Get the kids involved and let them help squeeze out the lemon juice!
How To Make Strawberry Lemonade From Scratch
To make strawberry lemonade, make a puree with fresh strawberries, sugar, and water. Add the puree to freshly squeezed lemon juice and additional water and sugar. Then simply stir and serve over ice!
- granulated sugar
- freshly squeezed lemon juice
Start by making the strawberry puree. Rinse and hull about 10 medium sized strawberries.
Place the strawberries, 1/3 cup of granulated sugar, and 2 cups of water into a blender and puree the mixture until smooth.
Strain the strawberry puree to remove any remaining seeds, if desired.
Next, squeeze the lemon juice from about nine medium lemons. You’ll need 1 1/2 cups of lemon juice. To make this step easier I love using my citrus juice press. Simply cut washed lemons in half and place one half in the citrus squeezer.
Place the juice press on a flat surface and press to squeeze out the juice. Pour the lemon juice into a cup via the little spout and discard the rind, pulp, and seeds.
Pour the strawberry puree, 4 cups of water, 1 1/2 cups of lemon juice, and 1 cup of granulated sugar into a large pitcher and stir to combine.
Serve the strawberry lemonade with strawberries, lemon slices, and ice cubes. We love using the pellet ice we make with our countertop ice maker.
You can garnish the cups of strawberry lemonade by placing a strawberry and lemon slice on the rim of the cup. Or put the sliced fruit into the cup with the juice and ice cubes.
Strawberry Lemonade Frequently Asked Questions
Strawberry lemonade is not a juice because it is mixed with water and sugar, unlike orange juice with can be enjoyed freshly squeezed.
The history of pink lemonade has roots going back to the circus! One legend involves red-colored cinnamon candy being accidentally dropped into a vat of original lemonade. The other story has to do with dirty water that was tinted from a pair of pink-colored circus performer’s tights.
No, pink lemonade is not the same as strawberry lemonade. Pink lemonade is traditional lemonade that is tinted pink with anything from food coloring to fruit. On the other hand, strawberry lemonade is traditional lemonade with the addition of strawberries.
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