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Strawberry lemonade is the perfect summertime drink that is refreshing and delicious! With only a few ingredients, this homemade lemonade will be the hit! Fall in love with this delicious and flavorful drink this summer!

Strawberries are what I love! This frozen strawberry lemonade is just as good and gives another way of cooling down this summer. Fresh ingredients that is kid approved and loved by all!

Strawberry lemonade in a mason jar garnished with more fresh strawberries, a lemon slice and a strawberry cut on the side.

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

I don’t know what it is about me and strawberries, but I am obsessed! I made a special trip to Costco just to get their amazing strawberries. I love buying strawberries when they are in season and perfectly ripe and juicy. I love using them in recipes, especially homemade jam. That is if they make it to the recipe! I ate one pound all by myself yesterday! They were just so good I kept eating them one by one. Needless to say I had to make another trip to get some more strawberries because we ended up making 3 batches of this amazing strawberry lemonade.

Let me just tell you how amazing this turned out. I had a little helper in the kitchen today. We cut the fresh strawberries and squeezed the lemons by hand into the blender. This recipe is the perfect amount of lemon and the perfect amount of strawberries. I sliced up some fresh strawberries and poured the drink into into a glass with ice on top. And oh yum… the froth on top of this made the drink incredible. We will be making this weekly at our house and it also makes such a fun summer drink!

Ingredients for Strawberry Lemonade:

I have always loved strawberry lemonade and I order it wherever we go. Since I didn’t grow up on soda I have always preferred strawberry lemonade and it quenches your thirst so well especially on a hot summer day!

  • Strawberries: Fresh strawberries are best and taste juicy and delicious.
  • Lemons: Juice of 2 Large lemons
  • Agave Nectar: This gives it a little thickness and some sweet flavoring to go with the tart lemonade.
  • Cold Water: Nice and refreshing on a hot summer day!
  • Extra Strawberries: Garnish with more strawberries to look beautiful in your pitcher and cups.

How do you Make Strawberry Lemonade from Scratch?

This is a simple recipe that comes together quickly. Double or even triple the recipe (depending on your blender size) for a delicious drink throughout each day.

  1. Blend on high: In a blender, combine 1 1/2 cup strawberries, juice of 2 lemons, and agave nectar. Blend on high until smooth about 2 minutes.
  2. Whisk together: Pour into a pitcher and whisk together with the cold water. Refrigerate until chilled about an hour.
  3. Serve and enjoy! Serve with ice and garnish with strawberry.

The Recipe Critic Pro Tip:

Another sweet thing about making a homemade lemonade, is that you can use any kind of fruit to substitute for the strawberry! 

Fresh strawberries sliced into a blender adding in lemon juice and another photo next to it with it blended together.

Can You Use Frozen Strawberries for this Lemonade?

Yes! Frozen strawberries will work great and gives it that strawberry flavoring. Just know the texture and consistency may be a little different. Fresh strawberries are best for this recipe if possible to use. When using frozen strawberries be sure to thaw them prior to adding them to the blender. Since frozen strawberries are not as sweet as fresh strawberries, I recommend adding a little bit of sugar into the mix or more agave nectar.

Three photos of pitchers, the first on the left has a pitchers with sliced lemons and strawberries and pouring cold water over them. The second photo in the middle is the pitcher with water having the puree being poured over top and the third photo on the right has a wooden spoon stirring the pitcher mixture together.

Variations When Making Homemade Lemonade:

I am always up for different mixtures of lemonade but strawberry lemonade is my go-to. I can’t get enough of the rich, sweet and a hint of tart flavoring it has to offer. Make different varieties of lemonade or even switching the ingredients around with what is best for you. Enjoy all summertime long with this homemade lemonade made from scratch!

  • Fruit: Mix and match fruit! Add in more fruit or substitute fruit with watermelon, kiwi, more berries or even pineapple!
  • Lemons: If you love more tart squeeze another lemon into the mix. Lemon juice will also work if you don’t have fresh lemons.
  • Syrup: Substitute honey, sugar or a sweet syrup to thicken and add sweetness to the lemonade.
  • Water: Sounds crazy but even switching out the cold water for hot water can give you a different feel for this homemade lemonade. Almost like a warm drink to settle you down at night and warm you up.

A mason jar with strawberry lemonade being poured into it and a strawberry with a lemon stuck to the side.

Can you Freeze Fresh Lemonade?

Totally! Simply mix together the fresh strawberries, lemon juice and agave nectar together. Leave out the water and extra strawberries until you are ready to thaw. Pour into a ziplock bag and lay flat in a freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to make homemade lemonade, let it thaw over night in the refrigerator and add to a pitcher. Add the water amount and stir together. Enjoy all summer long!

How Long Does Homemade Lemonade Last?

Homemade lemonade will keep in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days long. Lemonade will not go bad. Store the lemonade in a pitcher with a lid or jars in the refrigerator to keep it from spilling.

Homemade strawberry lemonade ina a mason jar garnished with lemons and strawberries with a pitcher of lemonade in the background faded out and another mason jar with strawberry lemonade.

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Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

2 from 1 vote
By: Alyssa Rivers
We will be making this weekly at our house and it also makes such a fun summer drink!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 Cups


  • 1 1/2 cup strawberries
  • Juice of 2 large lemons
  • 1/4 cup Agave Nectar
  • 2 1/2 cups cold water
  • extra strawberries for garnish


  • In a blender, combine 1 1/2 cup strawberries, juice of 2 lemons, and agave nectar. Blend on high until smooth about 2 minutes.
  • Pour into a pitcher and whisk together with the cold water. Refrigerate until chilled about an hour.
  • Serve with ice and garnish with strawberry. Enjoy!


Updated on April 21, 2020
Originally Posted On: May 30, 2013


Calories: 30kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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A top photo overview of a pitcher with homemade strawberry lemonade garnished with fresh cut lemons and strawberries.

About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. 2 stars
    If your ingredients total 4 1/4 cups plus the juice of 2 lemons, HOW do you get 8 cups for a result?

  2. I just made this recipe and it’s really good, I used local honey instead of agave nectar and it tastes delicious 🙂 my husband loves it.
    Thank you.

  3. This food and drink I just saw here looks awesome my friend. I am so wanting the recipes for the drink and the salmon. OMG My mouth is still watering from the salmon
    You keep it up…..

    1. That is great to hear! I am so glad that you loved it! Thank you for sharing and letting me know! XOXO

  4. What is agave nectar? I have never heard of this before. If I can’t find it is there something else I can use in its place that will bring the same results?

    1. It is a similar to a honey thickness and found in most grocery stores. Hope you can find it! It has a great taste to it and adds to this lemonade! XOXO

    1. That is a great idea! I haven’t tried it yet but that sounds great! Let me know how it turns out! XOXO

  5. Love your recipes my family really has enjoyed them! My husband and I are both diabetic so some times it’s hard to convert. I hate it when we have to forgo a recipe!

    Thank you Sue

    1. Yes, of course! I would use half the amount since it is sweeter and then go from there tasting to make sure the taste and texture. Hope you enjoy it!! XOXO

  7. just made this for 84 yr old mother in law-who will NOT drink water as the doctor has ordered her to do-I halved the recipe and my oh my my how delish-just hope she loves it-if so I will make it again and put it in 6oz containers-thank you for a delightful drink