Fresh Squeezed Lemonade will knock your socks off and you’ll never go back to store bought again! It really is a total game changer and with a really good citrus squeezer you’ll be able to make a batch in next to no time!
There’s really no comparison between homemade lemonade and using the powdered mix stuff or even the nicer lemonade from the chiller section.
My recipe for Fresh Squeezed Lemonade is very quick to make and involves making a simple syrup and squeezing some lemon juice and that’s about it!
How to Make Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
This is such an easy recipe and there’s nothing like good old fashioned home made lemonade to brighten your day!
This recipe is best made with real lemons rather than the buying bottled lemon juice.
Step 1 – Add the the sugar into a heat proof jug and add the boiling water and stir until the sugar dissolves.
If you don’t have a heat proof jug, then just add it to a pan and you can put it in the jug to serve when it cools down.
Step 2 – Now add some cold water and/or ice cubes to dilute it and cool it down.
Step 3 – Next, add the freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Step 4 – Now you need to taste it to see if it’s to your liking, some people like it a little tart, and others like it very sweet. You can dilute it with a little more water, or add more lemon juice and sugar to taste.
Step 5 – It’s best served cold over a little ice, though I don’t like too much ice as it just dilutes it even more, enjoy!
How many glasses of Fresh Squeezed Lemonade will this recipe make?
The amount in my recipe will make about four glasses of lemonade, so you can adjust it up from there if you need to.
You can easily double or triple the recipe, that will work well too.
One thing that I’ve found makes prepping larger batches of lemonade so much easier and faster is using a small inexpensive electric juicer.
It can squeeze a big bag of lemons in next to no time and it’s a pretty small gadget so it doesn’t take up a ton of storage space in your kitchen, plus it’s a million times easier to clean than my big juicer.
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Storing Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
You will need to store your Fresh Squeezed Lemonade in the fridge if you are making it ahead of time, and of course it’s best served chilled.
And if you really, really, can’t be bothered to squeeze lemons by hand you could compromise and use bottled lemon juice.
Bottled lemon juice will make lemonade that is still better than the off the shelf variety, but nothing beats using freshly squeezed lemons!
Kitchen Items used to Make Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
Electric Citrus Juicer – this is a super little tool which will makes squeezing a big bag of lemons a breeze!
Glass Pitcher – This one has a lid to keep the bugs out!
Coconut Sugar – want to make this a little healthier? You can use coconut sugar instead. The color of the lemonade will be different though, but still taste great!
Star Wars Ice Cube Tray – ok, not needed for Lemonade, but my boys love these fun ice cubes!!
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Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Recipe
- 1.5 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice , 375mls, 7 lemons
- 1.5 cups sugar , 300g
- 2 cups boiling water
- 4 - 5 cups cold water , 1 litre or more
Watch the recipe video, it's right below the directions!
Add the sugar into a heat proof jug along with the boiling water, stir until the sugar has fully dissolved.
Add four cups of cold water to dilute it, then add the lemon juice and stir. add more to water if you need to according to taste.
Add more to water and ice according to taste.