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Homemade strawberry lemonade is refreshing, flavorful, and easy to make. This sparkling summer drink is loaded with fresh strawberries and lemon. | aheadofthyme.com

Strawberry Lemonade


  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 7 cups
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Homemade strawberry lemonade is refreshing, flavorful, and easy to make. This sparkling summer drink is loaded with fresh strawberries and lemon.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juicefreshly squeezed 
  • 2 cups strawberries, stems removed and divided
  • 4 cups sparkling water
  • lemon wedges (for serving)
  • ice (for serving)

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Stir in lemon juice and remove from heat. Let the mixture cool completely.
  2. In a blender, puree 1 and 1/2 cups strawberries until smooth. Remove and strain through a fine mesh sieve if desired, or leave it as is for a chunkier drink.
  3. Transfer the strawberry puree, sugar mixture, and sparkling water to a large pitcher and whisk together until combined.
  4. Transfer the lemonade to the refrigerator until completely cool.
  5. Slice the remaining strawberries and stir into lemonade. Add lemon wedges and ice and serve.

Notes

Still or sparkling strawberry lemonade: For a non-carbonated lemonade, simply substitute the sparkling water with regular water.

How to store: Store fresh lemonade in a sealed pitcher or airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 weeks.

How to freeze: You can also freeze sparkling strawberry lemonade. 
Transfer the fresh lemonade to an airtight container or pour into ice cube molds. Once frozen, transfer the cubes to a freezer bag for easy storing. You can freeze it for up to 6 months. 

  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sparkling strawberry lemonade, strawberry lemonade, lemonade with strawberries