Homemade Strawberry LemonadeIf you are a fan of Wendy’s Strawberry lemonade or Starbucks strawberry lemonade then you are going to love this tasty summer drink! Although it was the Red Robin’s strawberry lemonade with chunks of strawberries in it that was the motivation for creating this delicious strawberry lemonade. I love being able to make my favorite restaurant foods at home! This easy lemonade recipe is even better then those though, because you can make it at home and don’t have to leave the house! Aside from that I also think this easy homemade strawberry lemonade recipe tastes better then any of the others! Love lemonade? Be sure to check out these other amazing lemonade recipes!
Fresh or Frozen StrawberriesYou can make this easy lemonade recipe with frozen strawberries or fresh strawberries. Personally I prefer to use frozen strawberries when making this strawberry lemonade drink. If you are buying frozen strawberries for this tasty summer drink, make sure you buy the unsweetened ones. I have a tendency to buy lots of strawberries when I see them on sale for dirt cheap and then I end up wondering what to make with fresh strawberries. Thankfully there are lots of things to make with fresh strawberries or I can freeze them because strawberries freeze really well. What I like to do is freeze strawberries and later use them in recipes like this fresh strawberry lemonade.
Recipe AlterationsIf you are buying fresh strawberries then you can freeze them and then use them or you can use them fresh. 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. When serving this lemon strawberry summer drink I like to make it fancy by adding a strawberry to the top of the glass and some thin slices of fresh lemon 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. You can also easily turn this into a strawberry lemonade cocktail by adding a splash of vodka! But keep that pitcher just for the moms and dads!
How to Store Homemade LemonadeAfter 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.
How do you make lemonade less bitter?If you fin your lemonade bitter you can sweeten it with additional sugar or honey. It is important when squeezing the lemons that you do not get any of the white part of the lemon in it, that part is very bitter and will make the lemonade bitter.
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. 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. 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 conainer 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 with 3.5 cups of water and the fruit of choice if desired.
Strawberry Lemonade Ingredients
- Frozen Strawberries
How to make Strawberry Lemonade
In a medium pot add the sugar and 1 cup of water up to a boil over medium-high heat. Set aside and let it cool completely.
Squeeze your lemons into a large glass, saving only the juice.
In a bowl add the strawberries and mash the strawberries up using a fork so they are in small pieces.
In a large pitcher, combine the rest of the water, simple syrup (water and sugar that you made on the stove and cooled), lemon juice, and strawberries. Mix everything well.
Serve in a tall glass over ice.Looking for more tasty drink recipes? Check these out!
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Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Recipe
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 9 cups water
- 1 1/2 cup lemon
- 1 1/2 cup frozen sliced strawberries thawed or fresh strawberries
- In a medium pot add the sugar and 1 cup of water up to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Set aside and let it cool.
- Squeeze your lemons, saving only the juice.
- Using a fork mash the strawberries so they are in small pieces.
- In a large pitcher, combine the rest of the water, simple syrup, lemon juice, and strawberries.
- Serve in a tall glass over ice.