Skip to Content

How to Make Homemade Lemonade Using Real Lemons

How to Make Homemade Lemonade Using Real Lemons

Learn how to make old fashioned, freshly squeeze homemade lemonade using real lemons. Quench your thirst this summer with your own easy homemade lemonade!

Homemade Lemonade
Time to Make It: 15 minutes
Yield: 8 cups lemonade


5 pounds lemons
2 cups water
2 cups sugar


  1. Cut lemons in half. Juice each lemon through a strainer into a large measuring cup. Keep juicing until you have 2 cups of lemon juice.
  2. Pour water into a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in sugar. Continue cooking over heat until sugar is dissolved and liquid looks clear again.
  3. Combine sugar solution with lemon juice. This is a lemonade concentrate. When ready to serve, add water to taste.

Note: the lemonade concentrate can be frozen for later use. Just pour it into a gallon-sized ziploc bag and lay flat in the freezer. When ready to serve, thaw, and add water to taste.