This healthy homemade lemonade recipe is made sugar-free with honey, but you can use stevia, agave or sugar. Also delicious unsweetened without sweetener!
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:5 mins
Total Time:10 mins
Yield:7 cups 1x
5 cups water, divided
1/3–1/2 cup honey (or other desired sweetener)
1 1/4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 5–6 large lemons)
In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of water and 1/3 cup of honey and turn heat to medium. This is called a simple syrup, and it prevents a big clump of honey (or sugar) sitting at the bottom of the pitcher while you stir forever to get it to dissolve.
Once the honey is dissolved (this may take up to 5 minutes), pour it into the bottom of a half-gallon pitcher or glass jar.
Add the lemon juice and remaining 4 cups of water and stir well.
Taste and adjust sweetener, if desired.
Homemade lemonade is most refreshing when served cold and/or over ice.