Fresh Squeezed Homemade Lemonade recipe

It just wouldn't be summertime without an ice-cold glass of homemade lemonade.

Now you can learn how to make your own fresh squeezed lemonade with this simple recipe.  Tastes just like Grandma's did!

how to make fresh squeezed homemade lemonade recipe

Depending on where you live and your age, there was a time the only lemonade you could get your hands on was homemade.

Take a step back to the good old days and see how easy it really is to make your own lemonade. You'll be glad you did.

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Makes: approximately 10 - 12 cups

Prep time: 10 minutes (plus 20 minutes simple syrup cooling time)

What you'll need:

  • Juice of 6 lemons (approx. 2 cups)

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups boiling water

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 lemon sliced

bowl of sugar

Step 1:
Measure 1 1/2 cups of sugar and set aside.

Boil (or microwave) 2 cups of water.

how to make simple syrup

Very carefully add the sugar to the boiling water to make simple syrup and stir until completely dissolved.

Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool down.

Caution: Add the sugar slowly to the hot water and stir while adding.

The water may bubble as your adding it so don't get splashed by hot water.


how to squeeze lemons

Step 2:
Extract the juice from 6 lemons. They should yield about 2 cups of juice.

Tip: If you don't already have a juicer you can buy a very inexpensive one for less than $10 like the one in the picture on the right.

If you make this lemonade recipe a couple times a year it will pay for itself.


Step 3:
In a large jug or pitcher combine the lemon juice, cooled sugar/water mixture, 6 cups of cold water, lemon slices (from 1 lemon) and ice.

Stir well to mix.

Sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of this fantastic ice-cold lemonade.

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