Homemade Strawberry Lemonade is the perfect summer recipe! It’s an easy recipe to make. And, it’s fresh and refreshing made with all natural ingredients!
Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Recipe
Strawberry season is in full swing = YUM! And, my frozen lemonade recipes are always a hit; they’re tasty, sweet, refreshing and light. So, what happens when you combine strawberry season with my frozen lemonade? You get my Homemade Strawberry Lemonade.
This recipe is great for entertaining, but honestly, you do not need to be entertaining anyone but yourself to enjoy this yummy drink. It’s also a great recipe to make with the kids because it’s full of fresh fruit, natural sweetener and it’s a fun way to make a kitchen memory without heating up the kitchen. You simply need the blender, a few key ingredients and you can blend your way to recipe making fun.
Here is my Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Recipe in a printable version;
- 4 cups ice
- 2 lemons, whole
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup fresh sliced strawberries
- ½ cup organic agave nectar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extra
Prepare and measure the
strawberries by washing them, hulling them and then slicing them before
Cut the lemons in half to create
four halves. Squeeze the lemon juice from the lemons.
Note: If you have a citrus squeezer simple squeeze
it right into a blender pitcher, because it will catch the seeds. If you
do the lemon squeezing by hand, simply squeeze the juice into a liquid
measuring cup so that you can extract the seeds from the juice before pouring
the freshly squeezed lemon juice into the blender.
Add the ice, water, strawberries,
agave nectar and vanilla extract together with the fresh lemon juice in a
blender. Blend the mixture well; until
the ice is crushed.
Honey? If you are wondering if you can use honey instead of agave, the answer would be yes! You can substitute the agave for honey. Both of these ingredients keep this recipe light and refreshing, natural and fresh.
Lessons for children in making this recipe: Even the simplest of recipes helps to strengthen and/or build kitchen skills while boosting recipe making confidence. Here are a few skills to focus on with the kids;
- Preparing fruit
- Hulling strawberries
- Extracting juice from lemons
- Measuring ingredients
- Following directions
- Knife safety
- Blender safety
Teach children to shop for strawberries:
- Look for strawberries that are all red; not white or yellow. The strawberries with white or yellow showing will not be as sweet; they are not fully ripe.
- Look for strawberries with fresh green tops.
- Make sure there’s no mold on any of the strawberries in the container.
- Strawberries are sweet if they are red and plump; big or small does not matter.
If you are using your frozen strawberry lemonade for entertaining guests, check out my Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Dessert Recipe. It’s deliciously simple!