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Easy Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

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This strawberry lemonade is made with four simple ingredients, with strawberries and lemon being the perfect combination for a refreshing summertime drink the whole family will love. It comes together in minutes and is perfect for your next summertime BBQ.

Easy Strawberry Lemonade recipe

This Strawberry Lemonade is the best of the best.

If you are US-based and have ever had the strawberry lemonade from Red Robin, then you know how delicious their strawberry lemonade is.

I might go a step further and say this one is better.

And cheaper since you're making it yourself.

I use a lot of strawberries to get that magical flavor that leads to the perfect drink for summer.

This is great served at baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties, backyard BBQs, anything you need a delicious summery drink.

Easy Strawberry Lemonade Recipe Q&A-

If I don't have a high-speed blender, what can I use?

You can use a food processor to make the strawberry puree. This doesn't pulverize the strawberry seeds as the high-speed blender does.

The blender will give it a smoother texture, but the food processor will work.

You will want to use a fine mesh strainer to remove the excess pulp.

Can you use frozen strawberries for this easy strawberry lemonade?

You can use frozen strawberries or fresh strawberries.

 If you choose to use frozen, you need to defrost them before blending them. 

I almost always use frozen because they are typically cheaper around here unless it's strawberry season.

There is something to say about going strawberry picking and then making your homemade lemonade.

fresh strawberry lemonade in a small glass cup with strawberries and lemon around it.

Can I make strawberry limeade with this recipe?

If you prefer the flavor of limes to lemons, follow the instructions but sub in limes.

Can you make this perfect summertime drink ahead of time?

You can make this up to a day ahead of time. I prefer it the same day it's made with about 6 hours of resting time for the lemon strawberry flavor to shine through.

Can I use natural sugar?

You can, but it will yield a different flavor. Some sugar alternatives are agave nectar, maple syrup, or Stevia.

The closest to regular sugar flavor is going to be agave nectar.

How do you make lemonade without a juicer?

  1. Either roll your lemons on the counter or place them in the microwave for 20 seconds, squeeze it to loosen up the juices.
  2. Cut your lemon in half and use your hands to squeeze out the juice into a cup; you can also use a fork to help you press the juices.
  3. Strain out the seeds
  4. You're ready to use your lemon juice.

What ingredients do you need for the fresh strawberry lemonade recipe?

Check out the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for the full recipe amounts.

  • ripe strawberries, frozen or fresh
  • white sugar
  • fresh lemon juice
  • water

How do you make this easy homemade strawberry lemonade recipe?

The best way to do this is with a citrus juicer.

You can also do this by hand.

It's good to roll the lemons or put the lemon in the microwave for 20 seconds to loosen up the juices. This makes it easier to squeeze.

If you are doing it by hand, make sure you remove all the lemon seeds.

The number of lemons you will need will depend on how big they are.

Now let's make the strawberry puree.

Take a highspeed blender or a food processor and blend; strain seeds if needed.

After your strawberries are all smoothly blended and your lemons are squeezed, you can get mixing.

Take a large pitcher and add your lemon juice, strawberry mixture, cups of water, and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves.

Place this in the fridge until you're ready to serve.

This is best enjoyed after letting the flavors blend and when it's nice and chilly.

The strawberry sweetness will play a role in the overall flavor of this delicious drink.

If it's too sweet, add additional water; if it's not sweet enough, adjust the amount of sugar, adding a bit more sugar.

This only makes around 5 cups or so; if you make it for a crowd, you'll want to double or triple it. 

This is the perfect refreshing drink for any hot summer day.

Stir before serving.

Strawberry lemonade in a glass cup with a lemon wedge.

How to serve strawberry fresh-squeezed lemonade?

This perfect summer drink is best served very cold. It's best not to add ice to the entire pitcher but the individual glasses when serving.

This is, so it doesn't water down the lemonade.

You can also make ice cubes with lemonade. I would double the recipe, use an ice cube tray, and fill it with this strawberry lemonade, freeze and use these for your ice.

If you want to get fancy, you can add some sugar on the rim of the cup with a few lemon slices.

How do you store it?

It's best to store in the fridge in a covered container for up to 4 days.

Can you freeze fresh lemonade?

You can make popsicles with any leftovers and freeze them. Or you can freeze in an airtight container for up to 2 months and defrost and drink.

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The BEST Strawberry Lemonade

The BEST Strawberry Lemonade

This is hands down the best strawberry lemonade. It's like Red Robins, but better!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 5 ish cups
Calories: 159kcal


  • 1 16 oz strawberries frozen or fresh
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3.5 cups water


  • Use a citrus juicer and juice your lemon, set aside. Now take a high speed blender and take your defrosted frozen strawberries or fresh and blend them with a half cup water until totally smooth. The high speed blender should take the seeds and blend them, so you don't need to strain it.
  • Take a pitcher and add your lemon juice, the additional 3 cups of water, blended strawberries, and sugar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Let chill in the fridge until cold, stir before serving.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g
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General lemonade questions-

Is strawberry lemonade the same as pink lemonade?

No, strawberry lemonade is strawberry flavored lemonade. Pink lemonade is typically lemonade dyed pink. However, sometimes they do add different fruit juices to the pink lemonade.

Why is lemonade not a juice?

Typically a juice is made up of just the fruit. For example, apple juice is usually just apple juice concentrate. To make lemonade, you need water, sugar, and lemon juice. Therefore it's not just a juice.

What does ADE mean in a drink?

Ade means a sweetened fruit beverage typically containing juice, water, and sugar. You find this in lemonade, cherryade, limeade, etc.

The BEST Strawberry Lemonade

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