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5 from 3 votes

Homemade Lemonade

This amazing homemade lemonade is so easy to make and is the perfect refreshing summer drink. All you need are three ingredients, lemons, water, and sugar.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Beverages, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemons, refreshing, sweet
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Juicer
  • Knife
  • pot
  • Wooden spoon


  • 8 to 10 medium lemons
  • 8 cups of water 1.9L
  • 1 3/4 cups of white granulated sugar 350g


  • Begin by combining 1 cup of water with the sugar in a medium pot and heat it over medium heat, stirring occasionally until it boils and the sugar dissolves completely. Remove the pot from the heat and allow the simple syrup to cool to room temp.
  • Juice the lemons with either a hand juicer or electric one. Place the lemon juice and the room temp simple syrup, along with the remaining 7 cups of water in the fridge and allow them to chill for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Combine the simple syrup, lemon juice, and water in a large pitcher or beverage dispenser. Stir it with a long spoon. Add lemon slices and mint leaves if desired. Serve and enjoy!



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