A glass of strawberry lemonade with a strawberry and lemon slice on the cup rim and strawberries and lemons in the background.
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Strawberry Lemonade

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
Course: Beverage, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 7
Calories: 187kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 103mg | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin C: 47.6% | Calcium: 1.3% | Iron: 1%