I wish I had a lemon tree growing in my yard so I could enjoy freshly-squeezed lemonade every day of the summer. You’ll know what I mean once you taste this delicious homemade lemonade recipe. It’s easy to make with just 3 ingredients: Lemons, Sugar and Water. I think the secret to amazing lemonade is to serve it over a tall glass of ice cubes. There’s nothing like enjoying ice cold lemonade on a hot day.
Homemade Lemonade Recipe
makes 2 quarts
- 6 lemons, cut in half
- 1 cup sugar
- Ice Cubes
optional: 1 lemon, sliced (for garnish)
- Cut 6 lemons in half. Squeeze the lemon juice into a bowl. Pour juice through a strainer to get the seeds out.
- On low heat, simmer 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar together to make a “simple syrup”. Stir for a minute or two until sugar is fully dissolved.
- Add the strained lemon juice to the sugar/water and stir together.
- Fill a large (2 quart) pitcher with ice cubes. Add the lemon water to the pitcher. Fill the pitcher up with cold water. Optional: Add lemon slices into the pitcher. Stir well and serve over ice.
Add more sugar to taste if desired. I thought this lemonade was perfectly sweetened, but everyone’s taste buds may be a little different!
I use this lemonade to make freckled Strawberry lemonade, too. Check out my Strawberry Lemonade recipe.
Do you make homemade lemonade? Have you tried this recipe? Let me know what you think and/or any suggestions in the comments below.