Homemade Lemonade with Freshly Squeezed Lemons

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By : dLife Editors

Summer is the perfect time for this refreshing beverage.

Let’s stir up a pitcher of good old-fashioned lemonade that’s carb and sugar conscious today!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Servings: 8 cups


  • 5 lbs lemons
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup sugar, or honey or 1/4 cup stevia.


  • Cut lemons in half.
  • Juice each lemon through a strainer into a large measuring cup. The lemons should make 2 cups of lemon juice.
  • Pour water into a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in either the sugar, honey or stevia.
  • Continue cooking over heat until sugar is dissolved and the liquid looks clear again.
  • To make sugar free lemonade, you can use stevia powder.
  • Dissolve 1/4 cup stevia powder in 2 cups water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Combine this mixture with 2 cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • Combine sugar solution with lemon juice. This is a lemonade concentrate.
  • When ready to serve, add water to taste and serve with lots of ice and a sprig of mint!

NOTE: The information is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified nutritional professional. Please contact your physician or medical professional with any questions and concerns about your specific dietary needs.