This easy Strawberry Lemonade recipe is my kids favorite fresh summer drink. It's homemade and requires just three basic ingredients!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
- 1/2 pound fresh strawberries , stems removed
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 1/2-5 cups water , divided
- 1 1/2 cups fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Use a blender or food processor to puree the strawberries. Strain them through a fine mesh sieve, if desired, to remove seeds.
In a small saucepan, over medium heat, stir together sugar and 2 cups water.
Bring to a boil, and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
Strain the lemon juice through a fine-mesh sieve into a 2-quart pitcher. Add simple syrup and pureed strawberries and stir to combine. Refrigerate until cold.
When ready to serve, add 2 1/2 cups of cold water and stir. Taste, and add more water if it's too sweet.
Serve with ice.
Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 103mg | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin C: 47.6% | Calcium: 1.3% | Iron: 1%