Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

If you can still find sweet, ripe strawberries, it isn’t too late to make this delicious fresh strawberry lemonade! And let me tell you, it’s still so hot and muggy in my neck of the woods, I would gladly enjoy this any day during the next week or beyond, I’m sure.

A friend I knew briefly a few years ago sent me this recipe last week and it sounded so refreshing and tasty that I had to make it immediately. Needless to say, my kids went crazy for this. It was tart and sweet and absolutely fantastic. Thanks, Tara!

By the way, I think you could use many a berry-swap for this recipe: raspberry lemonade, blueberry lemonade…the options seem endless!

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

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Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

Yield: Makes about 8 cups of juice

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade


  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 5-8 lemons)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups sliced, fresh strawberries


  1. Combine the lemon juice and sugar in a blender and blend for about 30 seconds to combine. Add the strawberries and puree or pulse until the strawberries are at the desired chunkiness. I liked the strawberries slightly chunky but my husband preferred it to be more smooth – blend to your own preference!
  2. Pour the lemon/strawberry mixture into a pitcher and add 4 cups of cold water. Mix well and serve chilled.

Recipe Source: from Tara S.

30 Responses to Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

  1. Jennifer says:

    Mel – do you think you could use fizzy water (club soda or Pellagrino) to make a fizzy lemonade? Would you adjust the sugar level at all?

  2. Debby says:

    I know this is an old post, but I wonder how it would be with honey instead of sugar. We use honey in our sun tea and love it, but I might be partial since the hubby is a beekeeper. And I don’t keep sugar in the house anymore.

  3. Jocelyn says:

    This has a wonderful flavor, and it is so easy to throw together. I blended mine super smooth and strained out the strawberry seeds. (Oh, the things we do for our children!) Thanks, Mel!

  4. Christine says:

    Made yesterday, very refreshing summer drink! I’d love to try it next with fresh blueberries. Have you ever used frozen fruit to make this lemonade?

  5. Deb says:

    Loved this, Mel! I was surprised how easy it was. I made a double batch (big crew comin over :)) ahead of time and kept the puree in the blender container in the fridge and then mixed it with two 2 liters of lemon-lime seltzer instead of plain water. I really liked the addition of the fizz. Will add this to my party rotation for sure!

  6. Nicole says:

    So yummy Mel! I do the bountiful baskets and got like 8 lemons this week wondering what to do with it and what do ya know we got strawberries too 🙂 I’ve never made fresh lemonade before (sad, I know) but I don’t think I’m ever going back now!!

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  8. Jodi says:

    SO GOOD! I will be making this again.

  9. Roie says:

    Strawberry lemonade

  10. Stacy says:

    Oh, my goodness, this is so good! I just made this with frozen raspberries ( I was out of strawberries) and it is so yummy! I cannot wait to have this with our cookout dinner tonight!

  11. Mindy says:

    I wish I had strawberries in my fridge right now, because that lemonade looks SO refreshing and yummy.

  12. The Southern Cookbook says:

    Strawberry lemonade sounds very refreshing! Looks very good.

  13. grace says:

    this is second only to strawberry limeades when i think of awesome summer beverages. gorgeous pitcher of goodness, mel!

  14. Julie says:

    That sounds so good right about now!

  15. Camille says:

    Goodness Gracious!!! That looks so refreshing!!! I will have to make some for the holiday weekend!!

  16. Carmen Ostrander says:

    I made a great peach lemonade yesterday. 4 C water, 1 C sugar, 2 peaches diced. Combine and bring to a boil; simmer for 10 minutes. Let cool. Strain mixture and add to 3/4 C lemon juice. Delish! I thought it was a little sweet, and I would also mash the peaches instead of dice. I’m think it could made up and frozen and then just add the juice later.

  17. Becky says:

    Holy crap, that looks like HEAVEN!!! I am going to the store RIGHT NOW to buy strawberries and lemons and making that asap!! I am loving your recipes Mel!! Thanks so much! You are such an AMAZING cook!!! 🙂 Miss you!

  18. StephenC says:

    I’ll pass this along to my partner, Peter. He’s been making lemonade quite often of late. I’m sure he’ll love this idea.

  19. Emily Marie says:

    I love that you don’t have to heat the sugar and water first! I can’t wait to try this!

  20. Dee says:

    This drink will go really good with your Labor Day grilling! I am going to grill hamburgers and have this fun Strawberry Lemonade Drink.

  21. Yummy, this would go great with your recipe for old-fashioned coconut cream pie!!!

  22. ooh this sounds great! my mom was just asking me what new thing we should make for our labor day picnic!

  23. HeatherM says:

    Sounds divine! I just bought some yummy strawberries yesterday!

  24. I haven’t met a lemonade I didn’t like, and strawberry is my favorite kind! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Kim in MD says:

    My family loves any kind of mixed lemonade (especially strawberry and raspberry)! We will definately try this one! I think frozen fruit would work when berries aren’t in season, don’t you, Melanie? Thanks!

  26. I love strawberry lemonade but have never tried it at home! It looks so refreshing and delicious.

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