Easy Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

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Strawberry lemonade concentrate recipe

How to Make Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

Regular lemonade is a classic summer drink and it’s a great refresher, but have you ever tried strawberry lemonade before? If you haven’t, you should! It’s so delicious and refreshing!

More and more places are starting to sell different versions of strawberry lemonade but this easy homemade strawberry lemonade recipe is even better. It’s quick to make, uses fresh strawberries, and it’s perfect for summer.

If you want to know how to make your own homemade strawberry lemonade, keep on reading!

Strawberries in blender

4-Ingredient Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate Recipe

Love how easy it is to make this homemade strawberry lemonade recipe. You only need 4 ingredients – strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, and water. And you can even make a bunch of the strawberry lemonade concentrate in advance and freeze it for later! Then just thaw and add water!

One pound of fresh whole strawberries will equal about 2 cups of hulled and pureed strawberries. This is my favorite little tool for hulling strawberries! Easy, quick, and little waste. The Chef’n StemGem huller is the best one I’ve tried.

Note: I sometimes use erythritol sweetener in place of the sugar because it measures like sugar and is zero net carbs. The ones I have used with success so far are Swerve Sweetener and Lakanto Monkfruit Sugar Substitute.

Making homemade strawberry lemonade

Making the Strawberry Lemonade

First, wash and hull the strawberries, then throw them in the blender and blend until pureed to your desired texture, chunky or smooth.

When you’re loading the blender up with your strawberry lemonade ingredients, put the lemon juice, sugar, and ONLY 1 cup of ice water in your blender, then add the 2 cups of whole strawberries.

I prefer fresh lemon juice for the fresh lemon flavor. It usually takes about 3 ½ to 4 lemons to get 1 cup of lemon juice, depending on the size of the lemons. My favorite lemon juicer is the Chef’n FreshForce Citrus Juicer. I’ve had it for a few years and it works well!

Homemade strawberry lemonade recipe

Finishing Your Easy Strawberry Lemonade

Once you’ve blended your strawberry lemonade concentrate, put it in a pitcher and then add the remaining 4 cups of chilled water or transfer it to a freezer bag to freeze for later.

If you have any leftover strawberries from making this thirst-quenching beverage, you can have them on the side for even more refreshment. Enjoy!

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How to make homemade strawberry lemonade

Easy Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 5mins
Yield: 8 cups | Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pound whole strawberries, hulled and pureed (2 cups pureed)
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar, or more to taste (or erythritol sweetener)
  • 5 cups water

Instructions

  1. Blend and then pour into a quart sized freezer bag and freeze! When you’re ready to use it, thaw and add 5 cups of chilled water and stir (I even like to blend it frozen for a slushy drink)! Or for a tasty treat, add 1 liter of Sprite to the concentrate!

Notes

Makes about 3 1/2 cups homemade strawberry lemonade concentrate.

Ingredients: Lemon, Lemon Juice, Strawberries, Sugar, Water
Meal Type: Beverages, Desserts, Summer, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Meatless
Categories: Cold Drinks, Smoothies, No Bake

Comments & Reviews

  • Lauralee

    Thanks for the recipe! We just got the blendtec at Sams Club (they were there as vendors/travel show) got a pretty good deal but would have had a better deal at Costco.com if we would have waited. Anyway…getting really excited about using it. A food processor, grain mill, meat grinder, blender, ice cream maker, soup maker… all in one!! Love it. If it lives up to all it claims to be (they did demos of it)then I will be getting rid of 5 different appliances I already have too. 😀

  • Cathy of Fabulessly Frugal

    Oh I do love my Blendtec! I think you will too!

  • Tracey

    What is the calorie content of this lemonade for an 8oz glass?

    • Cathy of Fabulessly Frugal

      Not gonna lie… I have no idea! 🙂 Is there an app for that?

      • Tina B

        You can use Myfitnesspal.com and make a recipe of this, which will tell you how many calories per “serving”. You’ll have to measure everything, then determine how much this recipe makes, then you determine what you think the serving size is, whether a cup or whatnot, but I use the site, and use that function of it and have lost over 50lbs with the help of it. You could save some calories and use Splenda instead of sugar, too, or Stevia.

  • Jade

    Just made this in our VitaMix. Turned out so yummy. Great way to use left over strawberries that don’t look so great for eating but are still good. Really fast and easy.

  • Sierra

    I am trying to get the Dr. Pepper Pulled Port recipe but it keeps bringing me to the Strawberry Lemonade recipe.

  • Mamalala

    I just made this for super bowl today. It was awesome and so refreshing. Thanks.

  • Debbie

    I love that there is a concentrate recipe as I am thinking about using this in a Frozen Pink Lemonade Pie. Question: How many ounces of concentrate does this recipe make? The recipe I want to make calls for 14 oz. of frozen pink lemonade concentrate.

    • Cathy of Fabulessly Frugal

      Hi Debbie, I’m not certain how many ounces are in the concentrate. I do know that it filled a quart sized bag. So since the bag holds 32 ounces, I’d suspect it’s more than 14 oz. Hope that helps!

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