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My husband decided he was no longer drinking anything but water and lemon water to help improve his health. After a while though, he wanted something a little more. So twice a week, I make him this homemade lemonade recipe that is sugar-free.

To get the sweetness, I use the sugar alternative called SWERVE. It takes less than 30 minutes to make, and this includes the time of cooling. Below I will tell you how to make an easy, healthier version of homemade lemonade.

This post is all about how to make my homemade lemonade

Benefits Of Making Homemade Lemonade

Lemons can support our bodies in so many ways. From containing high levels of vitamin C to being rich in antioxidants, and aiding in hydration of our bodies and skin. And while squeezing a lemon into your water is super easy, for me there is something about a pitcher of lemonade that makes me happy. Not to mention the process of slicing and juicing the lemons. Does just looking at fresh-cut citrus make anyone else happy?

Store-bought lemonade or that cup you order at the restaurant almost always contains HIGH amounts of sugar. So making your lemonade at home helps you keep the sugar out and makes it ready to grab and go.

I use a sugar alternative in mine some of the time just for some extra sweetness. But beware these are not great for us in high volumes either. But a better alternative in smaller amounts than white sugar. And you can control how much you put in your lemonade.

Different Kinds Of Lemons

Did you know there are over 30 different types of lemons? The most common types are Meyers, Eureka, and Lisbon lemons.

I prefer Meyer lemons over the others. They are sweeter and less acidic, making them great for not only lemonade but dishes made with chicken or fish.

Eureka lemons are what we commonly find in your local grocery store.?They are the common lemon shape and tend to be more tart.?Lisbon lemons are grown year-round and tend to have a more tangy taste.?You can’t go wrong with whichever you choose.

Tools You WIll Need For Making Homemade Lemonade

Ingredients You Will Need

This recipe has only 3 ingredients, making it super quick and easy to make.

  • Lemons
  • Water
  • Sugar Alternative (I love Swerve)

Other Sweetener Options

  • Monkfruit
  • Honey
  • Stevia

Method For Making Lemonade

Juice The Lemons – You can do this with a lemon press or run through your juicer. For this, I find it faster to use the hand press.

Make The Simple Syrup – This is done on the stovetop with your remaining lemon pieces after juice is extracted. Along with the Swerve and water

Strain The Syrup – Using a strainer, our your simple syrup into a glass bowl, jar or measuring cup to ensure you do not transfer any seeds.

Add To Container – Add everything to a glass container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Additional Serving Ideas

Step up your homemade lemonade with additional fresh fruits and herbs. Do only does it look pretty, they add a additional benefit to every sip.

  • Fresh Mint Leaves – One of the easiest herbs to grow at home and I just LOVE a mint lemonade
  • Basil
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Ginger
  • Watermelon

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Recipe by JenniferDifficulty: Easy


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This recipe makes a smaller batch, so be sure to double or triple if you are making it for a family. Or if you are looking to make it last 5 or more days.


  • 6 Lemons

  • 1/2 Cup of Swerve or other sugar alternative

  • 3 Cup Of Water


  • Juice your lemons and pour the juice into the glass container
  • Place all the lemon pieces into a sauce pan after you have juiced them.
  • Add 1 cup of Swerve to the sauce pan and mash the lemons and swerve together
  • Add the water and bring to a boil
  • Remove from heat and strain the simple syrup into a measuring cup for easy pouring
  • Once cooled, add the simple syrup to your glass container with the lemon juice
  • Refrigerate to get cold or serve immediately over ice
  • Use lemon or other fruit to garnish


  • Store in a glass air-tight contain for up to 7 days in the refridgerator