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Homemade Lemonade Recipe

There is nothing better than a refreshing glass of freshly squeezed lemonade on a hot day. Luckily, learning how to make homemade lemonade is pretty easy!
Course: Drinks
Servings: 10 cups


  • 4 to 6 large lemons
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 quarts cold water


  • Slice the lemons in half.
  • Squeeze them into a large measuring cup. A citrus juicer or squeezer makes this process easier. There should be about 1 1/2 cups of lemon juice to make 2 quarts of lemonade.
  • Remove any seeds.
  • Combine the lemon juice and sugar, stir into the cold water. Serve over ice.


Here are some simple ratios if you’re looking to make a smaller or larger batch of lemonade: For 1 gallon of water, use 8 to 12 lemons and 2 cups of sugar. For 1 quart of water, use 2 to 3 lemons and 1/4 cup of sugar.