There’s really no better time of the year to make an ice cold pitcher of easy strawberry lemonade than summer! Fresh strawberries are in still in season for a little while longer and they taste so good at this time of year, it’s a great way to use them up.
Easy Strawberry Lemonade
I know we are used to seeing strawberries in the grocery year round, but the rest of the year they are usually imported and simply don’t have as nice of a flavor as the fresh in-season ones. If you are fortunate enough to live in a part of the country with a pick your own strawberry farm nearby and you’ve never visited then you really should go. I guarantee they will be the best strawberries you’ve ever tasted and just perfect for my strawberry lemonade recipe!
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This recipe is very simple and starts out with one batch of my fresh squeezed lemonade. I recommend that you buy a really decent citrus juicer, it will make your life much easier when you’re squeezing the lemons. I have a very simple hand juicer with a little glass bowl attached underneath, but if you plan to make a lot of lemonade then you might want to think about getting a small electric citrus juicer, they are pretty inexpensive.
To make strawberry lemonade you will need
- 1.5 cups (375mls) freshly squeezed lemon juice (7 lemons)
- 1.5 cups (300g) sugar
- 10 or more large Strawberries
The taste and strength of your Strawberry Lemonade depends on two things, how many strawberries you use and how flavorful they are. I’ve given a guide for how many fresh strawberries I typically use, if you find that the taste is not strong enough for you then you can always add more to the blender until you get the taste you prefer.
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More refreshing drink recipes for summer:
- If lemonade is your favorite, try this fresh raspberry lemonade too!
- I’ve always loved the peach iced tea from Olive Garden, so I replicated it!
- I also love Olive Garden’s Italian Cream Soda, mmm!
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