Fresh Strawberry Lemonade Will Be Your New Summer Staple [+ How-To Video]
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Sweet strawberries + tart lemons = match made in heaven.
If you’re in love with refreshing summer drinks like we are then you’ll want to try this fresh & easy strawberry lemonade recipe to kick start your summer break. It’s so good, we know it will be sure to quench anyone’s thirst and be a total hit at your next backyard party.
It truly is so easy to make homemade strawberry lemonade! Check out our how-to video below –
Simple, fresh ingredients. Yum!
You can never go wrong with fresh ingredients like lemon and strawberries – it makes all the difference and with this simple recipe, you’ll have a refreshing, new favorite summer drink to sip by the pool. Whether you’re making it for a group of friends or hoarding it all for yourself – we know this is going to be a total win!
Here’s what Jami, my Hip sidekick, said about this drink:
“This recipe is super simple. It tasted just sweet enough and was so refreshing! It barely lasted a whole day in my house!”
Tips when making fresh strawberry lemonade:
- Use a hand press for your lemons. It’s quick & easy to get what you need for your lemon juice. If you don’t already have one, here’s the same brand that Jami used to make her lemonade.
- Waiting a few days to make this recipe and don’t want your berries to go bad? Here are 3 genius ways to make your fresh strawberries last longer.
Fresh Strawberry Lemonade
yield: 4 SERVINGS
prep time: 5 MINUTES
cook time: 5 MINUTES
total time: 10 MINUTES
A fruity twist on classic lemonade as a refreshing summer drink served over ice.
- One dozen strawberries + extra for garnish
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup lemon juice (about 8 lemons) + wedges for garnish
- 2 cups ice
In a small saucepan, add water and sugar and heat over low/medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves entirely (about 3 to 4 minutes) to make a simple syrup. Set aside and allow to cool.
While your simple syrup is cooling, wash and dice up all of your strawberries. Set aside.
Squeeze all of your lemons (about 8 whole lemons) using a hand press. Remember to keep a few extra wedges for garnish if desired.
Once your simple syrup has cooled, add everything but ice into a blender and blend for about 90 seconds until well blended.
Pour your blended mixture over a strainer so that the liquid drains into a jug or canister of your choice. Reserve all liquid and discard the leftover strawberry purée.
Add about half a cup of ice to each glass and pour about 1 cup of lemonade over ice and garnish with a lemon wedge or strawberry if desired. Enjoy!
Even Jenna, my other Hip sidekick had to try out this recipe! Here’s what she had to say about this drink:
“This lemonade is so refreshing! There is nothing that says summer more than lemonade with a fresh berry flavor! The kids and I made a second batch after a day of fun outside, and it was the perfect hydrating treat!”
Cheers to summer and great drinks!
Throw this easy queso on the grill to complete your backyard summer menu.
So refreshing…perfect hot weather drink!
Does anyone know if you can make this last more than one day? Can u make it ahead of time without going bad?
This recipe only yields 4 servings- that’s why it didn’t last more than a day. If you have the extra containers available, you can double or triple the recipe ingredients to make 8-12 drinks. For another idea, you can make popsicles too!
I like the popsicle idea!
I can something similar to this as a concentrate, then we add 7up or sprite instead of water. We enjoy it all winter long. You can also swap out raspberries for the strawberries. Yummy!
I would love your concentrate recipe!!! Do you mind sharing?
Peel lemons remove the seeds place in vitamix with water and strain. Place strawberries, blueberries or any berry blend on high no straining needed.
Sounds delicious, I love strawberry lemonade! Thanks for the recipe!
I read recently to cut a little of the lemon off the bottom before you put in the squeezer. Then the juice can escape through the holes in the squeezer.
A friend of mine made something similar last week but blended ice with it to make it a frozen lemonade. We also used sweetleaf stevia drops to give it sweetness without using sugar. It was delicious.
I have a bottle of lemon juice, will that work or will it taste bad?
Bottled lemon juice is okay.
The video COMPLETELY leaves out adding the lemon juice! LOLOLOL