The Best Strawberry Lemonade Recipe (4 Ingredients)

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A summertime favorite, this Strawberry Lemonade recipe is sweet, refreshing, and so easy to make! With just four ingredients and a few minutes, you’ll be making it on repeat.  

Overhead photo of pink lemonade in a glass with ice, lemon wedge and sliced strawberries.

Easy Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Who doesn’t love a refreshing glass of freshly made strawberry lemonade? Something about it always makes us feel like a kid again! 

However, the powdered, lemon-flavored options just don’t taste as good as they used to. So, these days we make our own pink lemonade from scratch. Turns out, it’s super easy! All you need are four ingredients, and you’ll have a sweet, tart drink. 

Did we mention it’s low-sugar and full of nutrients, too? Oh, yes! Go ahead and pour yourself a second glass. It’s good for you. 

Homemade strawberry lemonade being poured into a glass of ice and sliced strawberries.

What’s in Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

  • Lemons – Use whole, fresh lemons, and juice them yourself. Or, opt for bottled lemon juice. 
  • Strawberries – Choose large, ripe strawberries from your local farmer’s market or grocery store. 
  • Monk Fruit Sweetener – Granulated sugar will also work, but we love monk fruit sweetener to keep this recipe virtually sugar-free! 
  • Water – This combines and dilutes all the ingredients. Feel free to adjust to taste. 
Fresh strawberries and lemons in a light blue colander.

How to Make Strawberry Lemonade from Scratch

  1. Slice the lemons in half, and juice them into a large mason jar, creating fresh squeezed lemon juice.  
  2. Slice off the tops of the strawberry, and add the fruit to a blender along with ½ cup of water. 
  3. Pulse to puree the strawberries until smooth. 
  4. Place a fine mesh sieve over the mason jar, and pour the puréed strawberries into it, removing any seeds or large chunks. 
  5. Stir in the sweetener, making sure it dissolves completely. Taste and adjust as needed to achieve the perfect balance of lemonade taste and strawberry flavor.
  6. Chill in the fridge, or pour over ice. Garnish with lemon slices for a festive summer drink.
Up close photo of strawberry lemonade in a glass surrounded by sliced lemons.

Flavor Variations if You’re Feeling Fancy

Feel free to experiment and make this recipe your own! Some of our favorite ways to switch it up include: 

  • Adding more monk fruit sweetener, simple syrup, maple syrup, or honey for an ultra-sweet drink. 
  • Swapping the final cups of water with sparkling water for a bubbly beverage. 
  • Stirring in fresh mint, rosemary, or lavender for an herbaceous taste.  
Overhead photo of strawberry lemonade in a glass with ice and a lemon wedge.

Can You Freeze Fresh Lemonade? 

Yes, believe it or not, you can freeze this recipe! To do so, combine the lemon juice, strawberry puree, and sweetener. 

Then, transfer the mixture to a freezer bag, or spoon it into an ice cube tray. Freeze until solid, and store for up to five months. 

To serve, thaw the strawberry lemonade concentrate in the fridge. Then, add the remaining water, and enjoy! 

A glass of cold pink lemonade in ice with sliced strawberries.

Can I Use Frozen Strawberries?

We recommend sticking with fresh strawberries. Frozen berries tend to lose some of their flavor and can be a bit mushy.

Up close overhead photo of pink lemonade in a glass with ice and lemon wedge.

Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Strawberry lemonade, or pink lemonade, comes together with just four ingredients and less than ten minutes for a refreshing, low-sugar drink!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry lemonade, strawberry lemonade recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 18kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 lemons or 1 cup lemon juice
  • 6 large strawberries or 1 cup
  • 3/4 cup Monk Fruit Sweetener
  • 3 1/2 cups water divided

Instructions

  • Cut lemons in half and juice them into a half gallon mason jar. Set aside.
    5 lemons or 1 cup lemon juice
  • Cut the tops off the strawberries and discard. Add the strawberries to a blender with 1/2 cup water. Purée until smooth.
    6 large strawberries or 1 cup
  • Place a strainer over the lemon juice jar and pour puréed strawberries into it. The strainer will catch most of the seeds and any chunks.
  • Pour in the monk fruit sweetener. Stir 30 seconds to dissolve the sweetener.
    3/4 cup Monk Fruit Sweetener
  • Pour in the remaining 3 cups of water. Stir until combined.
    3 1/2 cups water
  • Serve over ice or store in the fridge for up to 7 days.

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Nutrition

Calories: 18kcal

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