Learn how to make old fashioned, freshly squeeze homemade lemonade using real lemons.
There’s nothing quite like a big glass of freshly squeezed homemade lemonade on a hot summer day. It’s the ultimate refreshing beverage. I once had some men working on my house, preparing it for a sale, and I brought them out big glasses of lemonade. They were blown away by how good it was! They thought I must have slaved over it for hours, but really, it takes just 15 minutes to make your own. So why wouldn’t you? It’s amazing!
This recipe teaches you how to make your own plain lemonade, but you can use this same recipe to make a variety of flavors. Want strawberry lemonade? Add in a pound of hulled strawberries and blend it in a blender. Raspberry lemonade? Do the same thing! It’s easy to mix and match various fruits and flavor combinations to quench your thirst with this old fashioned treat.
Watch the video to see how easy it is to make your own lemonade. Get great tips and tricks for making it yourself!
How to Make Homemade Lemonade
- 5 lbs lemons
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- Cut lemons in half. Juice each lemon through a strainer into a large measuring cup. Keep juicing until you have 2 cups of lemon juice.
- Pour water into a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in sugar. Continue cooking over heat until sugar is dissolved and liquid looks clear again.
- Combine sugar solution with lemon juice. This is a lemonade concentrate. When ready to serve, add water to taste.