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two glasses of lemonade with a pitcher of lemonade on a table

Easy Homemade Lemonade

Say hello to summer with the perfect summer lemonade. Fresh, bright, easy.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 179kcal
Author Rachel Ballard


  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice


  • In a small saucepan, stir together the sugar and one cup of water.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil until the sugar dissolves and the liquid is completely clear.
  • Turn off the heat and allow to cool 20 minutes or so.
  • Juice the lemons and strain away any seeds.
  • In a large pitcher, mix the cooled sugar syrup, lemon juice and remaining 7 cups of water. Stir to combine.
  • Chill or serve over ice.


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 47mg | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin C: 17.7mg | Calcium: 10mg