Lemonade is the most refreshing drink to enjoy on a spring or summer day! A few weeks ago, the kids and I made some homemade lemonade and it was a welcome treat! We are sharing our 3 ingredient homemade lemonade recipe.

easy lemonade recipe

What to make when you have a lot of lemons?

Sometimes when you have a lot of lemons, the only thing you can do is lemonade:) In the case of this current global crisis, we have a lot of lemons. How exactly did we end up with so many lemons? We have been doing most of our grocery shopping through Instacart. It is tough getting a time slot at my local grocery store, so most often my weekly groceries come from Costco. I needed just one or two lemons this week for another recipe. But as is the case with Costco, you can not get just one or two of something! So we ended up with a 5 lb bag of lemons!

So, of course, a lot of lemons means you need to make homemade lemonade. There is no reason to go back to store-bought lemonade when you can make freshly squeezed homemade lemonade with just 3 ingredients! Unless you are having a lemonade stand in which case you might not want to squeeze so many lemons! If I ever lived in California, I would make sure my yard had a few lemon trees. Can you imagine always have access to fresh lemons?

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Best Homemade Lemonade Recipe

This homemade lemonade recipe can not get any easier! It does not make a big serving, just about one picture full. So, I would recommend even doubling the recipe.

What you Need:

1 Cup Sugar

10 Lemons

5 1/2 cups of cold water

Lemon Squeezer

You could squeeze each lemon by hand, but this lemon squeezer makes the job a lot easier!!

homemade lemonade recipe

Can you use lemon juice instead of lemons for lemonade?

Honestly, I do not think this recipe would be anywhere near as good if you do not use actual lemons.


Printable Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Just three ingredients are needed to make this delicious homemade lemonade!

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 10 Lemons (Medium size (less if larger lemons))
  • 5 1/2 cups cold water
  1. Half lemons and then squeeze each half into a large drink pitcher.

  2. Add the sugar and water.

  3. Stir vigorously until sugar is dissolved.

  4. Chill in refrigerator for one hour and then serve over ice. 


homemade lemonade recipe

You will not regret making a pitcher of fresh lemonade. Once you make your own lemonade, you will not want to go back to store bought lemonade! It is so refreshing.


How to make an Arnold Palmer with Homemade Lemonade

Have you ever tried an Arnold Palmer. It is a drink made with part Iced Tea and part Lemonade. In the summer time, my kids love getting can of Arnold Palmer at the Little League concessions. Makes me instantly think of summer time! Ahh!

You can really take your Arnold Palmer up a notch when you mix your favorite Iced Tea with this Homemade Lemonade Recipe! Just mix equal parts Iced Tea to equal parts Homemade Lemonade! That is it!

Simple Lemonade Recipe #easy #chickfila

Have you ever made your own freshly squeezed lemonade? Give this homemade lemonade recipe a try and let me know what you think!

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  1. Dara on April 21, 2020 at 8:18 am

    Looks great. I love that it doesn’t include boiling like so many lemonade recipes!

  2. Trishna on May 3, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    I enjoyed this 3 ingredient lemonade. Would love to see more recipes

  3. Regina on May 23, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    We were gifted a box (think banana size) box of lemons. We have been enjoying lemonade and will have to give your recipe a try too.

    • Jaclyn on June 1, 2022 at 9:02 am

      Oh how fun! Let me know how it turns out!

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