Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Strawberry Lemonade

Nothing is more refreshing on a sweltering summer day than an ice-cold strawberry lemonade. It’s as pleasant as what your grandma used to make.

Makes: 6 servings || Takes: 15 Minutes


2 cups water

1½- 2 cups sugar

zest of 2 lemons

1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 6-8 lemons)

25 large, fresh strawberries

6-7 cold cups of water (more or less to suit your taste


Heat water in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Bring to a rapid boil. Remove from heat.

Add fresh strawberries into food processor. Add ¼ cup of lemon mixture to the strawberries. Process on high until pureed.

Strain lemon mixture into a pitcher. Strain strawberry pulp into the pitcher. (Don’t throw away the pulp. You could use it to make berry yogurt popsicles.) Stir in the cold water. Add more or less to suit your taste.

Refrigerate or freeze until ice cold. Serve and enjoy!