Strawberry Lemonade

This refreshing sugar-free Strawberry Lemonade is a favorite around my house on a hot summer day. I’ve been making homemade lemonade for the boys since they were wee little ones. In order to cut back on the amount of unnecessary sugar (including natural sweeteners) that my family consumes, I’ve been sweetening my homemade lemonade with stevia for as long as I can remember.

The boys like this drink so much that they asked me to teach them how to make strawberry lemonade so they could do it on their own. It’s simple. All you really need to do is make lemonade and add sliced strawberries. That’s it! I hope you enjoy this homemade lemonade recipe as much as we do!

Strawberry Lemonade

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Servings 6


  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups ice
  • 6 lemons, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon stevia
  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced


  • In a large pitcher, combine water, ice, lemon juice, and stevia
  • Stir in strawberries, and let sit for 15 minutes
  • Serve
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
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Now you know how to make lemonade! This lemonade recipe is incredibly versatile. You can substitute the fruit and turn sugar-free strawberry lemonade into raspberry lemonade, or cherry lemonade. I don’t drink alcohol, but I think that an adult lemonade might be delicious if you spiked it with a bit of organic vodka. I just might serve homemade vodka lemonade at our next party.

See my How to Juice a Lemon post to speed up your lemon juicing process! What kind, or flavor of lemonade will you make? What will you use to sweeten it?


21 responses to “Strawberry Lemonade”

  1. I love making this recipe but I’m wondering if you could use limes instead of lemons or do you think you would need to adjust the recipe?

  2. Many people with cd and gluten sensitivity find they can’t drink spirits that have been distilled from grains. So if your adding alcohol to this lemonade make sure it’s gf. Also be careful of non grain flavored spirits (like rum), the flavoring can add gluten.

    • I am a celiac and a doctor told me the gluten from a grain, say in Vodka is burnt off in the distillation? Is he wrong?

    • I had the same question, too bad that wasn’t included. :-(. I’m going to guess approx 2T per lemon, or 12 T–approx 3/4 cup. I’m Going to try that as a start, anyway.

  3. HELP!!! By accident (read: not paying attention apparently) I just bought 25lbs of ‘natural almond flour’ instead of ‘blanched almond flour’. Any tricks about how to make it work in recipes? More eggs? More baking soda? What is it about this almond product that makes it not useable? I tried it with your spicy crackers recipe but added an extra egg and they came out ok. But I haven’t tried it with anything else so far. Can’t really afford to waste $163.00!!

    • I often use natural ground almonds for cookie recipes and have them turn out great. I also have used almond meal to make almond milk– doesn’t matter if the skins are on there! I also did that when I bought hazelnut meal– it made terrible baked goods, but amazing hazelnut milk.

        • Rebecca…. You should not need to change anything in your recipes. I use pecan meal which in texture/color should be about the same as almond meal with no problem. Unless you need a very light texture (cake) or white color there won’t be a problem with using almond flour with the skins on.

  4. It looks so pretty! I have made lemonade recently which asked for the addition of citric acid for some extra zing. Do you know if there’s any reason why it wouldn’t be ok? Thank you for your delicious nutritious recipes x

    • This is great with a little basil muddled in. Adds a nice herbal aftertaste. Hmm…haven’t tried it with rum, but do like to add some vodka to my strawberry lemonade now and then.

  5. To make this SCD legal , I will use a honey simple syrup to sweeten. I don’t care for the taste of stevia. Looks delicious, and I can’t wait to try it!

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