Learn how to make lemonade from scratch with this 3-ingredient homemade lemonade recipe — naturally sweetened with maple syrup or honey, and easy to make as tart or sweet as you prefer. (This post contains affiliate links.)
Is there anything more refreshing in the summertime than an ice-cold glass of lemonade?!
Actually, yes — an ice-cold glass of this freshly-squeezed, naturally-sweetened, 100%-from-scratch homemade lemonade! ♡
I mean, first of all, nothing beats the flavor of freshly-squeezed lemon juice in my book. I can taste the difference it makes in a batch of lemonade every single time. (And with a good handheld citrus juicer, it only takes a minute or two to juice enough lemons for an entire pitcher!) I also love making lemonade homemade because it gives me the option to choose natural sweeteners like maple syrup or honey, instead of the gobs and gobs of white sugar that usually come with the store-bought varieties. And of course, when making homemade lemonade, I appreciate being able to control how much sweetener is added. So I can make mine as zingy and tart (my preference!) or as mild and sweet as a group of friends might prefer.
More than anything, though, I just love making homemade lemonade from scratch because it’s a breeze! All you need are 3 easy ingredients to make a batch. And when naturally sweetened with maple syrup, there’s no need to simmer a simple syrup on the stove to dissolve the sugar. Just juice your lemons, stir in the maple syrup and water, and a big pitcher can be ready to go in just 5 minutes or so. So simple, and so delicious.
So whether you have kiddos who are hoping to host their own little lemonade stand this summer, or you just happen to be craving a nice cold pitcher to serve with dinner tonight, gather up a batch of fresh lemons and crank up the Beyoncé and let’s make a batch together!
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