5 from 8 votes
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Strawberry Lemonade
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Easy, homemade strawberry lemonade, from scratch. It''s super fresh, incredibly delicious and truly the "essence" of summer!
Course: Beverage
Servings: 8 1 cup servings
Calories: 114 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
Ingredients
For the simple syrup:
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • For the strawberry puree:
  • 2 cups fresh sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup cold water
For the lemonade:
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup cold water
  • lemon slices and sliced strawberries
  • ice
Instructions
  1. For the simple syrup, microwave water in a microwave-safe 4-cup glass measuring cup at HIGH 1 minute and 30 seconds or until very hot. Add sugar and stir until well combined. Microwave on HIGH for 2 additional minutes. Stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture becomes a clear syrup. Set aside to cool.
  2. Add strawberries and 1 cup cold water to a blender container. Pulse until the mixture is fairly smooth.
  3. Add lemon zest, lemon juice and 1 cup cold water to a half-gallon pitcher. Stir in the strawberry puree and simple syrup until well combined.
  4. Add lemon and strawberry slices and ice.
  5. Taste and add more cold water if needed. Serve over ice.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from a recipe by Alaska from Scratch

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Lemonade
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 114
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 86mg2%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin C 33mg40%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.