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Homemade Lemonade

Lemonade is a summer staple! There is something about the sweet vs sour taste that everyone loves!
This is the perfect recipe for a lemonade you would serve at a lemonade stand without any store-bought flavors or powders.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time10 mins
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Carrie Ypma


  • Lemonade Pitcher
  • Lemon Juicer
  • Measuring Cups


  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 ½ cups cold water
  • Lemon slices (garnish)


  • Wash the lemons, cut them in half and juice them into a measuring cup. Set the lemon juice aside.
  • Add the water and sugar to a saucepan and bring to a simmer until the sugar has dissolved. This will make the simple syrup you'll need for the lemonade
  • Remove the simple syrup from the stove, pour into a pitcher and place in the fridge to cool.
  • Mix the lemon juice into the pitcher of simple syrup
  • Add 1 cup cold water and 3-4 cups of ice until you've reached the perfect sweet vs sour lemonade.