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Dropping a cut lemon into the lemonade.
Homemade Lemonade
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

A classic Homemade Lemonade recipe that is quick and easy and has the perfect balance of sweet and sour. Perfect for sipping on hot summer days.

Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic lemonade, homemade lemonade
Servings: 10 one cup servings (about)
Calories: 194 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (475ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups (440g) sugar
  • 4 cups ice
  • 7 cups (1.6 liters) Water
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan bring the sugar and 2 cups of water to a boil to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat. (This is your simple syrup)

  2. In a large pitcher place ice and 5 cups of water (depending on how strong you like it) Pour in the lemon juice and simple syrup. Stir well. Garnish with lemon slices if desired. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes
  1. Nutrition Facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate. 
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Lemonade
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 49mg1%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 48g53%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.