Cup of fresh lemonade with lemons on table and mint garnish in glass

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

What goes good with grilling out? Homemade lemonade! This recipe is incredibly fresh and so simple to make. It will become a new summertime staple. Perfect for a children’s lemonade stand!

Remember, safety first when cooking with kids! Children should always be supervised in the kitchen or around a grill.

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Serves: 1 pitcher

Prep Time: 20

Cook Time: 5


  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 5-8 lemons pending on size


  1. Combine sugar and 1 cup of water in a 3-quart saucepan.
  2. Bring water and sugar to a boil over medium heat. Stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, cool, and refrigerate mixture.
  3. Juice the lemons over a strainer until you have 1 cup of fresh lemon juice.
  4. Add the lemon juice to the remaining 5 cups of cold water.
  5. Stir in the refrigerated sugar and water mixture.
  6. Garnish with lemon slices and/or fresh mint leaves.