This recipe for strawberry lemonade is a perfectly sweet, slightly tart and refreshing way to cool down on a hot summer afternoon. Toss in a few fresh lemon slices and a sprig of mint and you’re in for a real treat!
There is nothing sweeter in the summer time than keeping your glass full of ice cold lemonade. My father used to make some of the very best lemonade growing up. It sparked a fire in me early on to learn how to make lemonade, and I’ve been stirring up homemade lemonade in the kitchen ever since I can remember. Earlier this month I shared my Dewberry Lemonade recipe with y’all, and now I’m filling up your glass with a batch of this freshly squeezed strawberry lemonade!
The key here is to really infuse the lemonade with the juice of the strawberries, as opposed to just chopping up a few strawberries and stirring them in your drink. I use a food processor to process the strawberries into a nice, thick pulp. I strain out the juice from the seeds and stir it right in, giving it that perfect strawberry flavor alongside the lemon.
Here’s a free printable copy of the recipe if you’d like to give it a try!
- 1½ cups lemon juice + 2 Tbs reserved
- 1½ cups sugar
- 1 cup chopped strawberries
- 2 cups water for boiling + 5 cups water additional
- In a medium sauce pan, combine 2 cups water and sugar and bring to a boil - stirring occasionally.
- Remove from stove and allow to cool down.
- Using a blender or food processor, puree 1 cup strawberries + 2 tbs lemon juice.
- In a large pitcher, combine water/sugar mixture and lemon juice.
- Using a fine mesh strainer, pour strawberry puree into strainer and stir contents into pitcher.
- Add additional 5 cups water and stir.
- Serve with ice, fresh lemons, dewberries and a sprig of mint if desired. Enjoy!
Before you get started making this recipe, you’ll want to make sure you have a fine mesh strainer to strain all of the tiny strawberry seeds and pulp. Once your lemonade is made, you’ll toss a cup of chopped strawberries into a blender or food processor with 2 Tbs of lemon juice to create a nice thick pulp. You’ll pour the pulp into the strainer over top of the lemonade and stir the pulp thoroughly until all of the juice is gone and just the seeds are left. Discard the remaining seeds and pulp and stir the lemonade well before pouring over ice. Enjoy!
If you like this recipe, be sure to check out these other great recipes found right here on Southern Made Simple!