This is a tart, tasty lemonade with a sweet kick, perfect for the cook with garden access during the summer months. You'll need a blender with a 'puree' or 'high pulse' setting. Garnish with any leftover strawberries.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place strawberries in a blender; top with 2 tablespoons sugar. Pour 1 cup water over sugared strawberries. Blend until strawberry chunks transform into juice.

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  • Combine strawberry juice, 6 cups water, 1 cup sugar, and lemon juice in a large pitcher; stir until blended. Chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts

87 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 23.2g; sodium 4.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2014
This recipe was almost perfect, but I would make two alterations. First I would add more strawberries to really get the flavor. Then, instead of blending the strawberries with two tablespoons of sugar, I would blend them with a quarter cup of sugar...it was quite tart! Also...you will need about eight standard lemons to get enough lemon juice. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/10/2018
This was gross! Couldn’t taste strawberries or lemons! Tasted like water with chunks. We put 10 lemons in and still didn’t get a good taste based on what the recipe said to do. This sucked! Read More
(3)
152 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 115
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2014
This recipe was almost perfect, but I would make two alterations. First I would add more strawberries to really get the flavor. Then, instead of blending the strawberries with two tablespoons of sugar, I would blend them with a quarter cup of sugar...it was quite tart! Also...you will need about eight standard lemons to get enough lemon juice. Read More
(110)
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2013
Unbelievably simple......seriously. And boy, was it good. Even with a jigger of vodka. ;) Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2015
I was assigned to bring lemonade to a birthday lunch, so thought I would make it a bit more special and made this. I doubled it using my Breville juicer, so I had pure strawberry juice. I used 4 cups of lemon juice to 2 cups of strawberry juice and that worked well. I also warmed a few cups of water and let the sugar dissolve, added ice to cool, then added the balance of the water. I also used a mini muffin tray, placed a small strawberry in each, then filled with spring water to use as the ice cubes in a large serving container. Between the beautiful pink color and the strawberry ice cubes, it was a such a pretty presentation well received! Thanks! Fun recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2013
Really good and refreshing drink. For my own tastes, I'll probably add a few more strawberries next time to balance out the lemon-strawberry flavor. Honestly, guess mine was not "all natural," since I used Truvia instead of sugar, but you'd never know that (no aftertaste). Thanks David Tate, this is very nice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2014
There were some tips I wanted to add on submission but they were edited out: -I favor the "lemon" part of the lemonade so the recipe has a good kick to it. If you prefer a sweeter drink, try using less lemon juice. The sugar on the blended strawberries just acts as a flavor enhancer. -It takes anywhere from 8-10 lemons to yield 2 cups of juice. The best is handmade of course--but be sure to swirl your pitchers a bit before serving! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2014
My sister's Boyfriend made it and it was pretty awful but looked good so 4 stars Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2014
This recipe was very simple and delicious. I added stevia to mine and instead of freshly squeezed lemon juice I used 2 cups of that 100% natural lemon juice that's usually found in a green bottle. Perfect use for a chunk of the strawberries we picked recently! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2014
It was super good. I made it for my sister and her friend and they loved it. I would suggest using 10 strawberries instead of 8. It gives it a better taste. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2017
I made a double batch for the Fourth of July and put it in a beverage dispenser. I used a lot more strawberries and a little more sugar because it seems that strawberries are not as sweet as they used to be. They are very tart. It was a hit. The only problem I had was that about half way through I had to put a ladle in the dispenser because the pulp clogged the spout. There was a lot of pulp from the strawberries I had liquified in the blender. Next time I might strain it first. Two thumbs up from me?? Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/10/2018
This was gross! Couldn’t taste strawberries or lemons! Tasted like water with chunks. We put 10 lemons in and still didn’t get a good taste based on what the recipe said to do. This sucked! Read More
(3)
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