A fun twist on our classic lemonade recipe that the whole family will love. The vibrant colors of the berries make for a beautiful and eye-catching presentation, making this easy recipe an ideal addition to any summer gathering or barbecue. With its bright, fruity flavor and simple preparation, this berry lemonade recipe is a must-try recipe that is sure to become a favorite in any household.
Homemade Berry Lemonade Recipe
Berry lemonade is a fantastic recipe to make because it is a refreshing and delicious drink that is perfect for any occasion. The tartness of the lemons combines perfectly with the sweetness of the berries, creating a balanced and flavorful drink that is sure to please.
I love fresh summer berries, not only just to snack on but for making tasty recipes too. On hot summer days one of my favorite things to enjoy is a glass of lemonade. I never get sick of lemonade and love to change up the different flavors that I make and keep in the fridge for the kids.
Made with simple ingredients and the perfect balance of sweetness from the berries and tartness from the lemons this lemonade is the perfect summer drink recipe.
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Can I use fresh berries in this recipe?
I personally prefer to use frozen berries and I just buy the mixed berries from the freezer section at the grocery store. However, if you have fresh berries on hand then feel free to use those. You can also make the lemonade and then add fresh blueberries, fresh blackberries, and fresh raspberries to the lemonade after it is made.
If you are buying fresh fruit then you can freeze them (read how to freeze strawberries and how to freeze blueberries if you never have before) and then use them or you can use them fresh.
Can I make Sugar Free lemonade?
Yes! If you eat sugar-free then you can make a sugar free berry lemonade by switching out the sugar for your favorite sugar alternative.
Make a Lemonade cocktail. You can also easily turn this into a berry lemonade cocktail by adding a splash of vodka! But keep that pitcher just for the moms and dads!
Make it fancy. When serving this Blueberry strawberry summer drink I like to make it fancy by adding a strawberry to the top of the glass and some blueberries in the glass after pouring it into the glasses. I also like to add a fancy straw like the fun paper straws that you can find at the dollar store.
Add sugar to the glass. If you want to get fancy you can make some lemon sugar and dip the rim of the glasses in it before pouring your homemade lemonade into the glass.
Add more fruit. If you want to make a tropical berry lemonade, add some pineapple or mango chunks into the blender when you puree the berries.
Make blueberry lemonade. Skip the other berries and only use blueberries when making this lemonade.
Tips for Making Homemade Lemonade
- Use fresh lemons. Choose lemons that are firm and juicy. Look for lemons that have a bright yellow color and feel heavy for their size.
- Roll the lemons. Roll the lemons on a hard surface, such as a countertop, before cutting them. This will help release more juice from the lemons.
- Use a citrus juicer. A citrus juicer will make it easier to extract the juice from the lemons. If you don’t have a juicer, you can use a fork or a lemon reamer to extract the juice.
- Strain the juice. Strain the lemon juice through a fine mesh strainer to remove any pulp or seeds if needed.
- Chill before serving. Chill the lemonade in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Can you freeze lemonade?
You can freeze homemade lemonade. In fact, I like to use homemade lemonade to make ice cubes so when I add them to my homemade lemonade I don’t dilute the flavor.
How to make Lemonade Ice Cubes
To make lemonade ice cubes pour the lemonade into an ice cube tray. Put the tray in the freezer and freeze for 3-4 hours until they are frozen.
Can I make this recipe in advance?
If you want to freeze a lemonade concentrate to thaw and make lemonade later make the simple syrup and pour the simple syrup and the lemon juice together and mix well. Then pour the lemonade concentrate into an airtight container or a freezer safe zip close bag and store in the freezer. Lemonade concentrate will keep for up to 6 months in the freezer. When it is time to make lemonade thaw the lemonade concentrate and mix it with 3.5 cups of water and the fruit of choice if desired.
How to Store Berry Lemonade
After making the homemade lemonade store it in the fridge in a pitcher without ice. Homemade lemonade will keep in the fridge for 5-7 days.
Berry Lemonade Ingredients
- Frozen Berries – Blueberries, Strawberries, and blackberries mix.
How to Make BerryLemonade
Add 1 cup water and the sugar to a pot and heat the stove to medium-high heat.
Boil the water and sugar, once boiling, still, and then set aside and let it cool. You will see that the sugar has melted into the water, this is a homemade simple syrup.
Squeeze your lemons, saving only the juice into a bowl. You can do this by hand or use a juicer. I personally think it is much easier to use a juicer to get the juice out of lemons.
Add the berries into a blender and puree until smooth. You can use a mesh strainer to remove the seeds and extra fruit pieces if you want to.
In a large pitcher, combine the remaining cold water, simple syrup (the sugar and water mixture), water, and the berry puree.
Mix well using a wooden spoon or a whisk.
Add in fresh blueberries, fresh blackberries and fresh raspberries if desired.
Serve in a tall glass over ice.
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- 1/2 cup sugar
- 6 cups water
- 1 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- Add 1 cup water and the sugar to a pot and heat the stove to medium-high heat.
- Boil the water and sugar, once boiling, still, and then set aside and let it cool. You will see that the sugar has melted into the water, this is a homemade simple syrup.
- Squeeze your lemons, saving only the juice into a bowl. You can do this by hand or use a juicer. I personally think it is much easier to use a juicer to get the juice out of lemons.
- Add the berries into a blender and puree until smooth. You can use a mesh strainer to remove the seeds and extra fruit pieces if you want to.
- In a large pitcher, combine the remaining cold water, simple syrup (the sugar and water mixture), water, and the berry puree.
- Mix well using a wooden spoon or a whisk.
- Add in fresh blueberries, fresh blackberries and fresh raspberries if desired.
- Serve in a tall glass over ice.
This recipe is 0 Weight Watchers SmartPoints when using a sugar alternative.
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Comments & Reviews
Could you tell me plz — just how much is 1 1/2 cups of lemons? How can that possibly be measured? Is it 4 lemons, 5 maybe. Thanks for your help. I really would like to make this Lemonade.
It’s hard to tell you how many lemons you will need because it all depends on the size of the lemons. You will cut the lemons in half and squeeze the juice into a liquid measuring cup until you reach the 1 1/2 cup line.