Learn how to make easy homemade lemonade like mom used to prepare. Each time I drink this single-serving of lemonade or strawberry lemonade, it takes me straight back to the 1990s.
How to Make Easy Homemade Lemonade
After playing games outside for hours on a hot summer day, my mom would prepare homemade lemonade in individual cups. She would prepare a whole pitcher full too, but I remember when she would specially prepare it for just me.
It smelled just like lemons when I would walk into the kitchen. I love the smell of a cut-up lemon. It smells and tastes so good!
After all of these years, I’ve learned you can customize lemonade in so many fun ways! Here are some suggestions:
- Fill up an ice cube tray with the lemonade, freeze, and add to water later!
- Make DIY Lemonade Popsicles
- Add Raspberries, strawberries, or pineapple
- Don’t want to use granulated sugar, try using another type of sweetener to help with a healthy alternative.
In the ’90s, my mom’s secret would be to add little bits of cut-up strawberries to the lemonade.
As a kid, I loved biting on those strawberries. It reminded me of pieces of ice. My teeth were so sensitive back then that I wouldn’t say I liked using ice too much.
My mom knew that about me, so she would make me my perfect lemonade just how I liked it.
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1 lemon
- 3/4 cup cold water
- ice (optional)
- lemon slice (optional)
1. Stir together sugar and hot water for about 30 seconds. Add lemon juice and cold water to the mix.
2. Add ice (optional), a slice of lemon, and even strawberries if desired.
3. Your easy lemonade is ready!
After all these years, drinking a single glass of lemonade brings me back to those years when I was a kid. If you are a fan of making your own recipes, you should try this Southern Sweet Tea and this Minnesota Spiked Lemonade.