Homemade Lemonade – 7 Variations


Special Diet Notes: Homemade Lemonade

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, plant-based, vegan, vegetarian, and top food allergy-friendly.

Homemade Lemonade – 7 Ways
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Whether you have managed to snag a bag of ripe lemons, or you are left with the bottle juice, Levana Kirschenbaum, author of Levana Cooks Dairy Free, has a lemonade recipe for you.
Serves: 4 servings
  • 4 cups lemon juice (fresh-squeezed if possible)
  • 2 cups sugar
  1. In a saucepan, bring the ingredients to a boil, and turn off heat.
  2. Cool and transfer to a glass jar.
  3. In pitcher, put one part lemonade mixture and 3 parts water and ice.
  4. Mix thoroughly from the bottom up
Sugar-free basic lemonade:
No boiling. In a glass jar, mix 4 cups lemon juice with stevia (make sure it is marked “no aftertaste”) to taste. Use this mixture exactly as the mixture above.

Maple syrup lemonade:
No boiling. In a glass jar, mix 4 cups lemon juice with 1 cup maple syrup. Use exactly as the basic mixture, but stir the mixture thoroughly before using (maple syrup tends to settle in the bottom)

Ginger lemonade:
Same as above, but add ¼ cup grated fresh ginger to the sauce pan.

Pineapple ginger lemonade:
In the pitcher, 1 part ginger lemonade mixture, 1 part pineapple juice, complete with ice

Tea lemonade:
Steep 6 tea bags in 1 quart boiling water. In a pitcher, 1 part basic lemonade, 3 parts tea and ice

Raspberry lemonade:
Strain 1 cup frozen raspberries into a pitcher, pressing hard on the solids. Discard the seeds. In a pitcher, 1 part basic lemonade, 1 part strained raspberries, complete with water and ice

With each mixture, adjust the water and the lemonade mixture to your own personal taste

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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    Lemon oil may be used in aromatherapy. Researchers at The Ohio State University found that lemon oil aroma does not influence the human immune system, but may enhance mood.

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