3 Ingredient Lemonade

A Quarter Baked
by A Quarter Baked
6 Cups
5 min

On a hot summer day there is nothing like a cold glass of lemonade. Many people opt for powder lemonade, but I'm here to let you know that you can have fresh lemondae in the same amount of time. This 3 ingredient lemonade is so refreshing and easy to make you won't bother spending money on the powder stuff anymore. With just a few cups of water, some sugar, and lemon juice you can have fresh lemonade. You can also spice up this recipe by adding some chopped mint leaves or basil. I love how simple and easy it is to make this recipe. I hope you enjoy this taste drink as much as I do.

Recipe details
  • 6  Cups
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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  • 5 c Cold Water 40 oz
  • 1 c Sugar 225 g
  • 1 c Lemon Juice 8oz

Combine the water, lemon juice, and sugar together.
Stir the lemonade until all the sugar is dissolved.
Refrigerate until cold and serve.
  • Patty Patty on Jun 17, 2021

    I make it like this all the time,except I use 6 cups of water.

  • MaryAnn MaryAnn on Jun 15, 2022

    My favorite lemonade comes out of a bottle of Real Lemon Lemon Juice. It is a more tart version by virtue of calling for a good bit less sugar than any recipe I’ve ever seen. They have always had their recipe right on the label. I’ve even figured out how to make 1 water bottle or tall glass at a time. That way there is no huge pitcher hogging space in my fridge. When I grew up in the North country we never saw lemons in the grocery store. We saw oranges only at the holiday season. Most of the fruit we had we grew our selves or foraged from the wild. The only real citrus I ever saw was at the restaurant where I worked in the kitchen, lemons, limes, and grapefruit, occasionally oranges, rarely we had pineapple on the menu. I prepped salads, fruits for garnishes, lugged fruit to the bar for cocktails, as well as prepping salads and serving desserts. That’s how I new what they looked like and smelled. Our lemon was a bottle of Real Lemon in the pantry. We used it on and in everything you would use a lemon for. Now I live near a major city I buy lemons and limes as basic staples. But there are still bottles of Real Lemon, Real Lime, and Key Lime Juice in my fridge. Navel oranges are on my staples list. I buy real fresh orange juice, when I can find it unadulterated by Calcium. We drank frozen at home and I drank it in college. There are still a couple cans in my freezer for certain recipes. But fresh OJ with the pulp is the best, hands down. Sometimes I make it from fresh oranges in my Vitamix. I don’t have a squeezer to get my lemon juice from. I won’t buy an appliance with only 1 function, that’s wasteful. My arthritis says real lemon reigns supreme. But I still cook with and serve lemons with meals, stuff them in Turkey and chickens, but juicing, sometimes my husband can do it. But he has learned to love Real Lemon too. Lemons 🍋 still are seasonal and sometimes there are none in stock, same with limes, and even oranges 🍊. Covid has caused shortages in many things the further they have to travel, the fewer we get and more often out of stock. I finally got lemons and limes this week after not having them for about 3 weeks. Real lemon Lemonade makes good not too sweet frozen pops in the Summer too.