Easy Homemade Lemonade. 3-ingredients and unbelievably simple and quick to make. It’s refreshing, tangy and the perfect quench-thirsting drink to sip on a warm summer day.
As you read this blog post, I’m currently relaxing in the beautiful Mediterranean in sunny paradise. It’s a much needed break, after a long year of studies and working on my blog. It’s nice to have 2 weeks dedicated to total relaxation. When I’m back I have lots more recipes lined up for the blog and I’ll definitely be sharing pictures from our trip.
So back to today’s recipe. For me there is nothing quite like a glass of ice cold lemonade on a boiling hot day. It’s one of my favourite summer drinks and I knew this year I needed to share a basic recipe on how to make your own homemade lemonade. You will have this fab and easy recipe on hand ready for those hot summer days. Luckily the English summer has been fantastic so far with soaring temperatures and long sunny days and evenings so I’ve had the chance to enjoy this delicious lemonade many times!
My recipe couldn’t be any easier to make! I mean it’s not really even a recipe because it’s so incredibly easy and quick to prepare! You won’t believe that all you have to do is stir together just 3 ingredients, chill and it’s ready to drink!
Most lemonade recipes on the web are over complicated and require standing over hot stove and making sugar syrup. When it’s a gazillion degrees outside I don’t know about you but the last place I want to be is in a hot kitchen stirring something over the stove.
It’s really important to stir the lemonade well before chilling as you really need to dissolve all the sugar otherwise it will have a gritty texture.
Plus it’s such a good feeling when you have make homemade lemonade – it’s 100% fresh and free from all those added flavourings, additives and colourings. This lemonade is still but if preferred you can swap the cold water for sparkling water. Making a drink recipe for the blog gave me the perfect opportunity to use these beautiful floral straws sent to me by my lovely friend Jemma at Iced Jems.
(Makes 2 litres)
4 lemons, juiced
1 litre cold water – you can use sparkling water, if preferred
100g (1/2 cup) caster or superfine sugar
- In a large pitcher (2 litres) combine the lemon juice, water and sugar. Simply stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Chill the lemonade in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, pour into a glass and garnish with ice cubes and lemon wedges.
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64 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Lemonade”
This lemonade sounds so refreshing, Jessica! I love that you can control the amount of sugar and ingredients in here. Sounds so refreshing!
Thanks Gayle! 😀
I love lemonade in the summer – such a cool and refreshing drink. Jealous that you are in the Mediterranean! I would love to visit there one day!
Thanks Eva – lemonade is definitely the best summer drink! We had a fab time on holiday! 😀
Oh man, fresh lemonade is one of the best things about summer! We have a big family picnic planned for this weekend, and I totally need to make a batch of this lemonade. Looks delicious, Jess! P.S. I hope you are enjoying your well-earned vacation…take lots of pictures!!
Thanks David! It certainly is – homemade lemonade is so good. We had an amazing holiday! 😀
I hope you are having a nice holiday Jess 🙂
Summer is all about making fresh lemonade. The best way to stay hydrated.
Thanks Dannii – we had a brilliant time in the Med! So happy you like the lemonade! 😀
i have been wanting to make lemonade for a while now..thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Great – glad to have inspired you to make lemonade, Dixya! 😀
Lemonade is so fun to make- and better than the processed storebought!
Thanks Medha – it really was great fun to make and the real bonus is you know exactly what has gone into it! 😀
love homemade lemonade, looks fantastic! have a great vacation Jess 🙂
Thanks so much Manali! 😀
Ah, so jealous of your vacation! Hope you’re having a great time! Homemade lemonade is the BEST! 🙂
Thanks so much Sam! It really is the best and tastes so good! 😀
Homemade lemonade is the best!!! I love making it. This is such a great recipe, especially as there’s only 3 ingredients, that’s amazing!! It looks stunning – I definitely have to try this 🙂
Thanks Harriet Emily! It’s brilliant fun making your own homemade lemonade! Glad you like it! 😀
Such a refreshing post – both the lemonade and the pictures! And I do love these cocktail straws – so cute:) Have a nice vacation. I hope you’ll back inspired with the Mediterranean cuisine too.
Thanks Ben! The cute straws definitely make the recipe and pictures more fun! We had a brilliant holiday – I’ve got many recipes lined up inspired by our trip! 😀
This is great – I’ve been looking for a homemade lemonade recipe. Can’t wait to try it!
Great! Hope you enjoy it! Do let me know if you make it! 😀
I am so envious knowing you are on holiday. I wish I were there too!
Lemonade is probably the best thing I can think of on holiday, at least until evening kicks in..Then it’s all about cocktails 🙂
Simple but for sure refreshing…Enjoy!!!
Thanks Emanuele! The Mediterranean is my favourite place to go on holiday – we spent two weeks in Cyprus. Such a beautiful country! Glad you like the lemonade – it really is the perfect summer drink! And oh yeah, I definitely love a good cocktail or two! Ahaha! 😀
What a wonderful way to cool down in the summer heath! Looks so good 🙂
Enjoy your time at the Mediterranean!!
Thanks so much Josefine! I’m super pleased you like the lemonade! We had a fab time in Cyprus – such an amazing place to visit! 😀 P.S hope you’re having a fab time in Sicily! xxx
Perfect way to cool down in summer! thanks for refreshing share, Jess! loving it!
I’m so pleased you like it, Savita! 😀
Have a wonderful holidays 😉
Thank you so much lovely! 😀 We had an absolutely amazing time on holiday! xxx
I’ve always loved making homemade lemonade, it’s so much more fresh and tasty! Definitely going to try your recipe out, Jess!! 🙂
Thanks Christina – homemade lemonade is definitely one of my favourite drink recipes! Hope you enjoy! 😀
Super easy and refreshing Lemonade.. Perfect Summer drink!!
Thanks Arpita! 😀
Yummy and so refreshing! Hubby and I have been drinking a lot of sparkling water with lots of freshly squeezed lemon juice, but we leave out the sugar. So good! Mint leaves go so well with lemonade 😀
Thanks Nadia! Love the idea of serving sparkling water with lemon and no extra added sugar – definitely going to try that healthier version soon! Thanks for sharing your lovely idea! 😀 Fresh mint is always a delicious addition in drinks!
This looks so refreshing! Homemade is the only way 😉
Thanks Cathy! Couldn’t agree more! 😀
Ohhhhh, I love homemade lemonade. It’s so refreshing and perfect and reminds me of back in the day when I was a kid and had seen one of those US movies where they were selling fresh lemonade, I did the same thing — not that many peeps bought. 🙁
This lemonade looks so quick and easy though, especially since you don’t have to boil the water and wait. I’ve been wanting to make my own lemonade again recently, and this is the most quick and easiest recipe I’ve seen. I’d like to use still water and add citric acid so it seems fizzy without carbonation but wow, no-one seems to sell food-grade citric acid on the high street. Total bummer!
Thanks so much Lisa – your story is so cute! Glad this blog post brought back some memories for you from your childhood! 😀
Homemade lemonade is so good – glad you’re liking my recipe! Hope you do give it a try! x
Have SO MUCH FUN!! And enjoy the break!! This lemonade looks so fabulously refreshing and SIMPLE – just what my summer needs.
Thanks so much Joanne! We had a fab time! Glad you like the lemonade! 😀 x
Wow, I’m just a little jealous of your Mediterranean holiday 😉 Hope you have a wonderful trip and drink lots of lemonade! Looks delicious!
Thanks Denise! 😀
I love your straws!! They are so pretty! It is so hot here and lemonade sounds so much more refreshing than water! I love how easy this is 🙂
Thanks so much Izzy – the straws are so cute, right?! This lemonade was really delicious and perfect on a warm day!
Yey! This post is so timely since I’ve got a few lemons on the fridge.
Great – I hope you enjoyed the recipe if you made it! 😀
This lemonade looks so refreshing! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday!
Thanks so much Nora! 😀
This sounds 100% perfect for a hot summer day! I think I have a bag of lemons on the counter- I should definitely make some soon. Hope you’re having a great vacation!
Thanks so much Maya! Hope you do give it a try! 😀
Homemade lemonade is the best! Can’t wait to enjoy this on our hot summer days!
Thanks Jenna – I’m so happy you like it! 😀
I need a glass of this right now! I also need those straws!
Thanks so much Aimée! 😀 x
I hope you are having an enjoyable vacation and eating some wonderful food. I’m Jealous! I’ll sit back sipping lemonade while I wait for posts about your time in the Mediterranean.
Thanks Cali – we had a fantastic holiday and ate lots of delicious food in Cyprus! 😀 Article about our trip is coming next week to the blog!
Oh my gawsh! You are in the Mediterranean?!? Kill me with jealousy why don’t you! I’d say I hope you are having a good time.. but im positive you are! So instead I will say- take LOTS of pictures!! Can’t wait to see them!
Lemonade is quintessential summertime and yours looks delish! Super easy, extra refreshing and seriously scrumptious! I’ll take mine the adult way… Because, well, why not?! 🙂 ♡Cheers and enjoy your vacay!!!
Thanks Cheyanne! We had the best time in Cyprus, it’s so beautiful there! I definitely took lots of pictures – blog post coming next week! Hope you will all enjoy the pics! 😀
Glad you love the lemonade – it really is the best summer drink!
Thanks for your lovely comment! xx
PERFECT!! I love how easy it is to make and to tailor it to your tastes. I just printed it out!!!! <3
Great! I hope you enjoy the recipe Jessie! Let me know how you get on with it! 😀 x