How to Make Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

How to Make Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

by Nicholas Tart on February 21, 2009 · 5 comments

Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than a big, ice-cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade! Fresh squeezed lemonade may be more difficult to make than lemonade from a mix, but it is definitely worth it.

Here is a simple recipe for making lemonade from scratch.


  • 6 lemons
  • 6 cups of cold water
  • 1 cup of sugar

How to make:

  1. Juice your lemons by cutting them in half and squeezing all the juice out of them into a bowl. You should get about 1 cup of fresh lemon juice.
  2. In a large pitcher, mix the lemon juice, water and sugar.
  3. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  4. Add ice to keep it cold.
  5. If you want, put a lemon slice or two into the pitcher to make it look cooler!

This recipe makes about 1 half-gallon of lemonade which should be perfect to fill your pitcher once you add the ice. If this recipe does not make enough to fill your pitcher, then feel free to double all the ingredients. It tastes just the same, YUMMY!

Photo by: foodmuse


1 Jill December 22, 2009 at 6:57 pm

Make sure you don’t let any seeds from the lemons get in your lemonade! You should probably use a juicer to squeeze the juice out. You don’t want any customers choking on lemon seeds…a lawsuit is the last thing you need in your lemonade stand business!

I saw your link on your fb page, Nick. This is an AWESOME website. I’ve had fun reading all of the cute kids asking questions about their little businesses! You’re pretty creative!

2 Nick Tart December 22, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Haha! Thanks for the suggestion, Jill! I doubt there’s a lemonade stand in the world that can withstand a lawsuit.

Yeah, I love getting all the little questions. It brightens my day! Thanks.

3 Breanna June 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

My friend and I may try this it wouldn’t hurt to atleast try,right!

4 Breanna June 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Do you have a recipe to make pink lemonade?

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