3-Ingredient Honey Sweetened Lemonade

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Honey Sweetened Lemonade. Only 3 ingredients and naturally-sweetened with honey! This homemade lemonade is so easy to make.

Contributor post written by Renee from Raising Generation Nourished

Lemonade and warmer weather just go hand in hand, don’t they?

Sometimes I forget to put my weekly summer popsicles into the freezer, and when the girls want something cool on a warm day, lemonade is a little quicker to whip up than waiting for a popsicle to freeze.

Honey Sweetened Lemonade. Only 3 ingredients and naturally-sweetened with honey! This homemade lemonade is so easy to make.

Can I honestly admit that years ago, I had no clue that you could make lemonade “from scratch?” The little frozen cans that you stir into water was what I considered lemonade, but if you take a peek at ingredient labels it isn’t as innocent as you would think simple lemonade should be.

I’m not a big fan of serving high fructose corn syrup and fake lemon flavor to my kids if I can help it – and as it turns out…you really can make real lemonade with real ingredients without a lot of fuss! Because really, I am all about simple these days! Toddlers and kindergarteners are complicated enough!

Honey Sweetened Lemonade. Only 3 ingredients and naturally-sweetened with honey! This homemade lemonade is so easy to make.

Lemonade is a staple at our household birthday parties because I have 2 spring babies and a summer baby! It’s fun to have something special to drink at a party, and lemonade is so good with strawberry cake and chocolate cake.

Honey Sweetened Lemonade. Only 3 ingredients and naturally-sweetened with honey! This homemade lemonade is so easy to make.

 

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Honey Sweetened Lemonade

I’m not a big fan of serving high fructose corn syrup and fake lemon flavor to my kids if I can help it – and as it turns out…you really can make real lemonade with real ingredients without a lot of fuss! 

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 58 kcal
Author Kristin Marr

Ingredients

  • 11 cups water
  • 6 lemon
  • 1/2 cup honey (local, if possible)- a lighter tasting honey is best

Instructions

  1. Warm the water and lemon juice in a pot – no need to bring to a boil or even a simmer – just warm so the honey can melt/dissolve.

  2. Turn off the heat and stir in the raw honey until it dissolves.

  3. Put the lemonade in the fridge to cool (or pour it over ice) – I like the spoon off the pulp that settles to the top once it cools. You won’t need to shake or stir it if you do it this way. There will still be a little pulp in the lemonade so if you think your kids will fuss about that just use a strainer to grab all of it.

  4. Store in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

hand-held juicer is very helpful, to juice the lemons.

 

Honey Sweetened Lemonade. Only 3 ingredients and naturally-sweetened with honey! This homemade lemonade is so easy to make.

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8 Comments

  • My kiddos happily helped me squeeze the lemons to make this. It was so easy and a perfectly light and refreshing, real lemonade. Thank you for the recipe! Just wanted to share what I did to make it even easier. Just heat 1 c. of the water (without the lemon) and the honey mixes in just fine (this saves having to cool all 11 c. of water back down). Then when the honey is fully dissolved in the 1 c. of warm water, add the remaining water and fresh squeezed lemon juice (we use our citrus press over a strainer to get the pulp out before it goes in the lemonade), stir and serve over ice. It was ready immediately for our Father’s Day lunch today!

  • Hi if I’m using lemon juice from a bottle how many cups of juice should I need in place of squeezing fresh? Thanks so much!!!

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