Homemade Lemonade
5 from 6 votes

Homemade Lemonade from Fresh Lemons

Fresh lemonade - one of life's simplest pleasures.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemonade, lemons, summer
Servings: 8
Author: Renée ♥ The Good Hearted Woman



  • 8 cups cold water
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice


  • Combine sugar and 1 cup of water in small saucepan. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool to room temperature. (You can speed up the process by putting it in the freezer for 15 minutes.)
  • In a large pitcher, combine fresh lemon juice, cooled simple syrup, and remaining 7 cups of water.
  • Serve cold over ice.


This recipe was created using FRESH lemons. If you choose to use bottled lemon juice from concentrate (i.e., Real Lemon®, etc.) instead, add 1/4 cup more sugar to the simple syrup. 
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