Strawberry Lemonade in a mason jar.
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Strawberry Lemonade

This easy and refreshing Strawberry Lemonade is great for the Summer backyard barbecue. It is made with strawberries, fresh squeezed lemons, sugar and water.

My daughter constantly request this fresh homemade strawberry lemonade. Besides watermelon, she loves strawberry and ever since I made this drink, she will ask me to make it for her.

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Perfect to cool off on the hot days and way better than the store bought version.

Always remember that you can use limes instead of lemons and make some refreshing Strawberry Limeade drink.

It is great for birthday parties, baby shower, holiday parties or those backyard barbecue.

Is Pink Lemonade the same as Strawberry Lemonade?

Pink Lemonade is made with a combination of red food dye which is mix with cranberry, strawberry or other fruits to create that pink color.

The homemade Strawberry Lemonade is made with fresh puree strawberries that gives it a beautiful natural color. The best part is that you know exactly what is it in.

How to make a simple syrup?

Another method to make lemonade is to make a simple syrup before to add as the sweetener. In this recipe, I didn’t make a syrup. I added the sugar directly to the pitcher, even though it takes awhile for the sugar to dissolve in the water. Plus, the sugar settles and the bottom (if not stir for a period of time) and the lemonade can be grainy at times.

To make the simple syrup: add the sugar with 1 1/2 cups of water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir and allow the sugar to dissolved. Remove from heat once dissolved and allow it to cool down – room temperature. Add it to the pitcher with the other ingredients.

Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Can I use frozen Strawberries for this Lemonade?

Yes you can use frozen strawberries for this lemonade. However, please thaw them out first, before blending.

If you can, I encourage you to please use fresh strawberries for this lemonade recipe.

How to make Strawberry Lemonade from scratch?

Firstly, puree the strawberries in a blender or food processor.

Blending strawberries to make the strawberry puree.

Secondly, juice the lemons (about 10) by straining them with a fine mesh strainer.

Juicing the lemons.

Thirdly, add the pureed strawberries to a pitcher with the other ingredients and stir.

Adding all the ingredients to make the Strawberry Lemonade Recipe.

Finally, allow to chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Add some lemon slices to the lemonade, if you choose to.

Strawberry Lemonade with lemon slices added to it.

Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Strawberries, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups Lemon Juice, about 9 to 10 lemons
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 7 cups Water, divided
  • Strawberry and Lemon slices, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Remove the stems from the strawberries and wash them. Cut each strawberries into four pieces.
  2. Place strawberries and 1 cup of water into the blender and puree. Strain the strawberry puree if you choose to.
  3. Cut each lemon in halves and squeeze the juice out. Strain with a sieve (fine mesh strainer) to remove the seeds.
  4. Add the pureed strawberries, lemon juice, sugar and remaining water to a pitcher and stir to dissolve the sugar.
  5. If you choose to, add some lemon slices to the pitcher. Allow to chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve or fill a serving glass with ice cubes and pour.
  6. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a strawberry, before serving. Enjoy.

Notes:

  • You can choose to strain the strawberry puree before adding it to the pitcher or you can choose not to strain it.
  • Please keep in mind that the strawberry red color will change slightly after adding the lemon juice and water. You can blend more that the 2 cups of strawberries to get a much deeper red color.
Refreshing Strawberry Lemonade for the summer time.

Another Strawberry Recipe that you can try out is my Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe.

Please let me know what you think about this Strawberry Lemonade Recipe in the comment section below.

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Strawberry Lemonade in a mason jar.

Strawberry Lemonade

Yield: 9 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This easy and refreshing Strawberry Lemonade is great for the Summer backyard barbecue. It is made with strawberries, fresh squeezed lemons, sugar and water.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Strawberries, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups Lemon Juice, about 9 to 10 lemons
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 7 cups Water, divided
  • Strawberry and Lemon slices, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Remove the stems from the strawberries and wash them. Cut each strawberries into four pieces.
  2. Place strawberries and 1 cup of water into the blender and puree. Strain the strawberry puree if you choose to.
  3. Cut each lemon in halves and squeeze the juice out. Strain with a sieve to remove the seeds.
  4. Add the pureed strawberries, lemon juice, sugar and remaining water to a pitcher and stir.
  5. Allow to chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve or fill a serving glass with ice cubes and pour.
  6. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a strawberry, before serving. Enjoy.

To make a simple syrup

Add the sugar with 1 1/2 cups of water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir and allow the sugar to dissolved. Remove from heat once dissolved and allow it to cool down - room temperature. Add it to the pitcher with the other ingredients.

Notes

  • You can choose to strain the strawberry puree before adding it to the pitcher. Or you can choose not to strain it.
  • Please keep in mind that the strawberry red color will change slightly after adding the lemon juice and water. You can blend more that the 2 cups of strawberries to get a much deeper red color.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 4gSugar: 39gProtein: 2g

The nutritional information that is provided, is computer generated and therefore it is an estimate. Please do your own research with the ingredients that are listed here, if you have any concern about any specific diet or your health.

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