Classic Homemade Lemonade


Who doesn’t love a nice cool glass of freshly squeezed lemonade on a hot Summer’s day? Sure, you can make the mix {I’m okay with that, really!} But, nothing takes the place of homemade. This recipe is easy and delicious~ I just couldn’t pass up sharing it with you. Enjoy often with friends and family…

Just 3 ingredients. Lemons, water and sugar. This is hot water with sugar disolving.

I have a very basic juicer that does a great job….

My little girl LOVES to help….so sweet!

She’s such a good big sister… teaching her little sister how to juice lemons 😉

Look at all of that freshly squeezed lemon juice! So refreshing!!!

Add it to the hot sugar water, then add cold water, ice and lemon slices.

Enjoy! Ahhhh…..

Freshly Squeezed Lemonade
Serves: 6-8
Prep time:
Total time:
  • 1 cup hot tap water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Juice from 5-6 lemons
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 1 cup ice
  1. Stir hot water and sugar together, let dissolve.
  2. Juice 5-6 lemons and slice an extra lemon to place in lemonade.
  3. Add lemon juice and sliced lemon to sugar water, add cold water and ice. Stir.
  4. Serve cold!



  1. I adore fresh lemonade, and I love your wonderful traditional recipe. Thank you for reminding me of this lovely refreshing treat!

  2. Oh I LOVE this recipe! Just bought lots of lemons and will try out tomorrow! Thanks so much for sharing!


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