Sugar Free Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

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Who wouldn’t want a refreshing, cold strawberry lemonade on a hot summer day!?! The only problem is, I don’t know of a single lemonade drink mix that doesn’t contain sugar or chemicals! Which is exactly the reason why I’ve come up with my own sugar-free, all natural, and simply delicious recipe for a quick at-home strawberry lemonade! I’ve been making this recipe for years,and always get rave reviews when I share it with friends and family! Enjoy!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 5-10 minutes.


Start by adding the lemon zest, 1/2 of the sweetener, and 1 cup water to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring, until the sweetener dissolves. Pour into a bowl that is heat-safe. Let cool.


Meanwhile, make the strawberry syrup. In the same small saucepan, combine strawberries, water, and the other 1/2 of the sweetener, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 3-5 minutes or until berries are soft enough to mash. Place strawberries in a strainer, and mash over a bowl, to remove strawberry pulp from strawberry sauce. Let cool to room temperature.


In a pitcher, combine the lemon juice, lemon water, salt, 2 cups cold water, and the strawberry syrup. Fill glasses with ice, pour lemonade into glasses, and top with lemon slices and strawberries if desired!


Zest Of one lemon
1 1/2 cup Strawberries, washed and chopped
1 cupFresh lemon juice (from about 5 lemons)
1/8 tsp Salt
10-12 pktsStevia OR 1 cup sweetener of choice that measures like sugar 1

1 I used NuNaturals stevia packets. I recommend adjusting sweetener according to taste.

Nutrition Breakdown

6 1 cup (or 8 oz) Servings
22 Calories per Serving
0 g Fat
6 g Carbohydrates
1 g Fiber
3 g Sugar
0.4 g Protein
1 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Paula said:

Yum, this looks perfectly refreshing! I can’t wait to try it out! Thanks for the great idea :-)

July 27th, 2012 — 9:28am  |  Reply

Lizzie said:

This looks great! Your picture is beautiful!

I would love to make this. Step 2 does not say how much water to use, though. It’s not listed in the ingredients either.

July 27th, 2012 — 1:34pm  |  Reply

Aimee said:

Hey Lizzie
I don’t want to give you the wrong advice
But my best guess is use 6 cups of water , because it says 6 servings that’s my guess but this does look really yummy :)

July 27th, 2012 — 10:25pm  | 

Ruth said:

Well finally someone who thinks like I do . I’ve spent 24 yrs making healthy recipes for my family and I also love using stevia as well . I noticed that you use salt in this recipe, is there a reason to use the salt ?

July 27th, 2012 — 2:34pm  |  Reply

Deliciously Organic said:

A great recipe for these hot summer days. Thanks!

July 29th, 2012 — 6:42pm  |  Reply

Dana Jenkins said:

I will have to try this one. I quick drinking pop by making homemade lemonade last year. I just use one lemon, two Stevia packets and fill with ice then water. I absolutely love it. It is the only sugar free drink I found that I enjoy better than soda! Thank you for the recipes!

August 1st, 2012 — 7:27pm  |  Reply

Stephanie said:

I LOVE homemade lemonade but hate that it has sooo much sugar in it. Made this lemonade this weekend and it was a huge hit! I’m glad I doubled the recipe :)
Thank you for the great recipe!

February 17th, 2013 — 9:33pm  |  Reply

miriam said:

Thank you, Aimee! It’s blistering hot today, I’m diabetic and I just got sime strawberries home from the farmers’ market, so if I like this recipe, I can have lemonade again.

Two questions: Like Ruth I wonder why the salt? And can the leftover leminade be kept for later in the fridge?

June 1st, 2013 — 4:19pm  |  Reply

Glenda said:

Love this. My hubby says its just like in the restaurants. Thanks

June 16th, 2013 — 1:32pm  |  Reply

Erin said:

For beach!

June 19th, 2013 — 3:48pm  |  Reply

Sugarlover said:

I have just tried making this and it is so delicious! I used 6cups of water for table2 as suggested by a reader above. I am going to review this on my blog later tonight. Check it out here

Thank you for the recipe!!

July 3rd, 2014 — 1:09pm  |  Reply

Jade said:

This is a great recipe! I am a caterer and needed a lemonade recipe for a diabetic client. It really taste great! I used 1 cup of water when making the strawberry syrup and then added water at the end just kept adding water until I got the strength I desired. I did, however, forgot to add the salt. I will try it again with the salt to see what difference it makes to the taste. Thanks!

September 15th, 2014 — 2:29am  |  Reply

Tania Stainkamp said:

This is fantastic! I double the recipe and make it for the week.

January 24th, 2015 — 9:42pm  |  Reply

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