Homemade Raspberry Lemonade Recipe

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This homemade raspberry lemonade recipe is sweet and tart with a vibrant pink color. A fresh and intensely fruity drink that’s perfect for summer and sooo much better than store-bought.

Close up on homemade raspberry lemonade in a glass.

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There is nothing like homemade lemonade. It’s fresh, tangy, and refreshing. When I first made this recipe, my family drank it all up in one day! I think part of the reason is that it has a bright red color. Like how beautiful is it! And also it’s soo full of sweet and tart raspberry flavor and tangy lemon. It’s super refreshing and is a nice treat on hot summer days. 

Raspberry lemonade is a fun and fruity twist on a traditional recipe. Made with a few simple ingredients, it’s easy to make and filled with only good ingredients.

Serve it over ice with fresh mint leaves, whole raspberries, and lemon slices for a beautiful, sweet, and tangy summery drink!

Key Ingredients in Raspberry Lemonade

Raspberry lemonade ingredients on a table.

One of the great things about this homemade lemonade recipe is that you only need 4 ingredients. There aren’t any weird or artificial ingredients or dyes in this recipe so it’s not only delicious but good for you too! And as always, all the ingredients used are organic. 

Frozen raspberries

You can use fresh or frozen raspberries. The longest part of this recipe is blending and straining the raspberry puree. This is important because we don’t want any raspberry seeds in our lemonade. The puree also gives the lemonade that bright red color. You will need 4 cups of raspberries. 

Freshly squeezed lemon juice

There’s nothing like the taste of freshly squeezed lemon juice. It is bright, tangy, and fresh. You will need 10 medium-sized lemons for this recipe. We bought a citrus juicer a few months ago and it is the ideal kitchen tool if you are making lemonade.

Cane sugar

Cane sugar isn’t as processed as regular white sugar so it has a slightly darker color to it. It has slightly larger crystals and it’s what I use for all my baking, but you can use whatever type of organic sugar you like!

Water and Ice for serving

You will need 7 cups of water. This lemonade is a little thicker than store-bought because of how much raspberry puree is in it. I like this because when served over ice it has a nice consistency and flavor. 

How To Make This Raspberry Lemonade Recipe

Close up on two glasses of raspberry lemonade on a table.

Step 1. In a medium-sized sauce pot, add the cane sugar and 1 cup of water. Gently heat on low heat until the sugar has just dissolved. We don’t want to cook the sugar, just dissolve it. Set aside. 

Step 2. Juice the lemons using a citrus juicer. You will need 2 cups of juice so I like using this juicer because it’s soooo easy to use. 

Step 3. In a blender add the raspberries and 4 cups of water. Blend until smooth. Depending on the size of your blender you might need to do this in batches. The more water you use the easier it will be to strain later. 

Step 4. Strain the raspberry puree through a fine mesh sieve into a large pot. Then to that pot add the sugar syrup, lemon juice, and the remaining 2 cups of water. Mix until combined. 

Step 5. Serve over ice with fresh mint leaves, whole raspberries, and slices of lemon. Enjoy!

Overhead view of lemonade in a glass with a sprig of fresh mint.

Kitchen Items You Might Need For This Recipe

A large bowl or pot for mixing all the ingredients together

Blender, for blending the frozen raspberries

Fine mesh strainer, used to strain the raspberry seeds out of the puree

Citrus juicer, helpful for juicing all the lemons quickly

Half gallon mason jar or quart-sized mason jars for storing the raspberry lemonade

Lemonade with a lemon slice on the rim and fresh raspberries on the table.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is pink lemonade strawberry or raspberry lemonade?

Pink lemonade is regular lemonade dyed pink with either pink or red food coloring. Strawberry juice, cranberry juice, or some other juice can be used as well!

What does raspberry lemonade taste like?

It tastes like lemonade with a fresh and fruity raspberry flavor!

What is raspberry lemonade made of?

Raspberry lemonade is made of frozen raspberries, cane sugar, water, and lemon juice. 

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Raspberry lemonade in a mason jar with fresh raspberries on a table.

Homemade Raspberry Lemonade Recipe

This homemade raspberry lemonade recipe is sweet and tart with a vibrant pink color. A fresh and intensely fruity drink that’s perfect for summer and sooo much better than store-bought.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 141kcal
Cost: $15

Equipment

  • Medium-sized pot
  • Fine-mesh sieve or strainer
  • Pitcher

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 7 cups water divided
  • 15 oz frozen raspberries 4 cups
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice 10 lemons
  • Ice

Optional for serving

  • ½ cup fresh raspberries
  • Lemon slices
  • Fresh mint leaves

Instructions 

  • In a medium-sized sauce pot, combine cane sugar and 1 cup of water. Mix and cook on low heat until all the sugar has dissolved—about 5 minutes. 
  • Add frozen raspberries and 4 cups of water to a blender. Blend until smooth. Depending on the size of your blender you might need to do this in batches. 
  • Strain your raspberry puree through a fine mesh sieve into a large pot. Then to the pot add the sugar syrup, lemon juice, and the remaining 2 cups of water. Mix to combine.
  • Serve your raspberry lemonade over ice with fresh mint leaves, whole raspberries, and lemon slices. Enjoy!

Notes

I use a large pot to mix the lemonade because its size makes it easier to combine all the ingredients together. 
You can store your lemonade in a half-gallon mason jar or 2 quart-sized mason jars
Lemonade will last for a week in the fridge. 
The more water you blend the raspberries with the easier it will be to stain later.

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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