5 from 2 votes
A pitcher of fresh squeezed lemonade with lemon slices and ice and lemons in the background.
Easy Homemade Lemonade
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Easy Homemade Lemonade is a fresh squeezed lemonade recipe made with just 3 ingredients. It's the perfect refreshing summer drink.

Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Unit: cup
Servings: 7
Calories: 179 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice , about 6-8 lemons
  • 4 1/2 - 5 cups water , divided
  1. Combine sugar and 2 cups water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

  2. Strain the lemon juice through a fine-mesh sieve into a 2-quart pitcher. Add simple syrup and stir to combine. Refrigerate until cold.

  3. When ready to serve, add 2 1/2 cups of cold water and stir. Taste, and add more water if it's too sweet.

  4. Serve with ice, thinly sliced lemons and fresh mint, if desired. 

Recipe Notes

Makes about 7 cups of lemonade.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Lemonade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 179
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Sugars 44g
Vitamin A 2.4%
Vitamin C 18.1%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 0.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.