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Homemade lemonade in a cup with glass jug in the background and lemons on the side
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Homemade Lemonade

There's nothing more refreshing on a hot day than a pitcher of simple homemade lemonade. Make your own lemonade recipe from scratch and enjoy within minutes
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 110kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • 4 cups water divided
  • 1 tablespoon rose water optional
  • 1 cup lemon juice about 4-6 lemons


  • Start by making a simple syrup by combining ½ cup water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is thickened but still clear colored, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat, add the rose water.
  • Pour the simple syrup into a serving pitcher. Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice on top along with the remaining 3 cups of water. Stir to combine and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • When ready to serve, add ice cubes and sliced lemons



Storage: Store the lemonade in the fridge for up to 7 days.


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg