Easy Lemonade Recipes

Cool down with The Best Lemonade Recipes, from refreshing drinks to lemon desserts featuring all the zesty flavors we know and love. These easy recipes are the perfect excuse to enjoy a taste of summer all year round!

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Give these lemonade recipes a squeeze! We’ve wrangled up the best of the best, from heavenly lemonade desserts to fun, fresh spins on classic lemonade drinks. Each one is deliciously homemade and easy to whip up for friends and family whenever the occasion calls.

But first, in honor of everyone’s favorite, citrusy summertime drink, let’s dive into some fun lemonade history. Did you know that pink lemonade originated in the traveling circus? Well, it did. Though exactly who invented it and how it was invented is up for debate. 

According to lemon lore, credit either goes to a savvy carnival vendor or an unsavory pair of red tights. One story recounts how a carny dropped red cinnamon candies into a bucket of lemonade, turning it bright, classic pink. Another story says it was the relative of a lion tamer who got a little desperate while hunting for water to make a batch of lemonade. He resorted to using the water from a tub where one of his fellow performers had just wrung out a pair of red pantyhose! Certainly icky, but it makes for a great story, at least.

We solemnly swear that no red tights were involved in the making of the lemonade recipes below. Nothing but summer sunshine and juicy, sweet-tart flavors that hit the spot, every time!

Lemonade Drinks

First thing’s first. How about a tall cool one to wash down the summer heat? These refreshing drink ideas put a new spin on classic homemade lemonade.

Whiskey lemonade cocktail with pineapple garnish

Pineapple Whiskey Lemonade

A splash of whiskey and a hint of tangy pineapple lend a tasty kick to this easy lemonade cocktail! Perfect to make in a pitcher to share, or in a glass for one.

Two glasses of fresh lemonade with strawberry slices

Strawberry Lemonade

Fresh summer strawberries bring their gorgeous color and sweet flavor to this classic lemonade recipe. Topped with sparkling water for a bit of refreshing fizz!

Frosted Lemonade Recipe - Easy, delicious and refreshing two-ingredient Chick-fil-A Frosted Lemonade copycat made with lemonade and vanilla frozen yogurt!

Frosted Lemonade Recipe

If you love the frosted lemonade from Chik-Fil-A, wait until you make it at home! A zesty recipe bursting with icy citrus that’s easy to prepare with lemonade and frozen yogurt.

Three glasses of mango lemonade with ice

Mango Lemonade

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Tame the summer heat with a tall glass of freshly squeezed lemonade infused with tropical, tongue-tingling mango puree. A cool sip that’s ready in just 15 minutes!

sparkling blackberry lemonade made with natural ingredients

Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade

This naturally sweetened blackberry lemonade is made all the more refreshing with a hint of sparkle! You only need 4 ingredients – plus, add vodka or gin for an easy cocktail!

Front view of glasses of blueberry basil lemonade

Blueberry Basil Lemonade

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Summertime swirled up in a glass! This sweet-tart blueberry basil lemonade brings summer’s finest into the mix, for the most delicious and aromatic lemonade recipe ever.

Frosted Lemonade Feature

Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade (Copycat)

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Another copycat Chik-Fil-A frosted lemonade you’ll want on your summer drink rotation. Bright lemonade flavor gets blended up with vanilla ice cream for a citrusy, creamy frozen treat!

A small glass of watermelon lemonade, garanished with lemon slices, mint leaves, and a red-and-white striped straw.

Watermelon Lemonade

It doesn’t get much more fruity and fresh than homemade watermelon lemonade, made with real blended watermelon! Like a beach holiday for your tastebuds.

Image of Homemade Raspberry Peach Lemonade

Homemade Raspberry Peach Lemonade

Your favorite warm-weather fruits roped into one easy lemonade recipe! Raspberries are blended up with peaches and stirred into a classic batch of lemonade, topped off with more fresh fruit.

overhead photo of Jamaican lemonade with limes in the background

Classic Jamaican Lemonade

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Make a batch of classic Jamaican lemonade for a refreshing twist that uses limes instead of lemons. Sweetened with the rich caramelized flavors of brown sugar, perfect to serve over ice!

a pitcher of keto lemonade on a wooden board with sliced lemons

Easy Sugar-free Keto Lemonade Recipe

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Enjoy all the delicious, bright flavors of homemade lemonade without the sugar intake! This easy sugar-free lemonade recipe is keto-friendly and just as refreshing.

strawberry lemonade sangria in a tall glass and topped with strawberries and lemons

Strawberry Lemonade Sangria

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A pitcher of strawberry lemonade turned into a zesty sangria is exactly what your next pool party calls for! A fun and easy white wine sangria recipe infused with loads of lemon flavor along with strawberry puree.

This homemade fresh Strawberry Lavender Lemonade is mega-refreshing and still perfect for the last weeks of summer! Make a pitcher and keep it in the fridge

Strawberry Lavender Lemonade

The subtle hint of lavender takes your usual strawberry lemonade recipe to a whole new level in this simple homemade recipe. Bringing herbs into the mix lends all sorts of aromatic flair to a classic!

Glass of raspberry lemonade with ice cubes, paper straw, sprig of mint, and lemon slice

Raspberry Lemonade

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At the height of berry picking season, you know what lemonade recipe you’ll be making! This raspberry lemonade perfectly balances tangy raspberry flavor with tart lemon juice, for an ultra-refreshing summer sip.

Strawberry Lemonade Party Punch is the best summer punch recipe! This refreshing drink is made with Everclear for the perfect party punch recipe.

Strawberry Lemonade Party Punch Recipe

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An easy party punch that’s more than fit to please a crowd! This fruity punch recipe is swimming with juicy ripe strawberries and lemons, with a burst of effervescence thanks to lemon-lime soda. Plus, a generous splash of Everclear to liven up the festivities!

Frozen Mint Lemonade

This is a lean and green lemonade recipe you’ll make again and again while the weather is warm! Earthy, herbaceous mint is blended with zingy lemon into a sweet and icy frozen drink.

Three Minute Frozen Lemonade

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Blend up your favorite lemonade concentrate with vanilla ice cream, crushed ice, and real lemon for a delicious frozen treat that’s ready in 3 minutes!

Lemonade Desserts

Next up, try one of these sweet and zesty citrus desserts with all the fabulous flavors of lemonade!

Pink Lemonade Chiffon Cake ~ A super soft cake topped with pink lemonade buttercream!

Pink Lemonade Chiffon Cake

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This recipe had us at pink lemonade buttercream! The rest of the chiffon cake – moist, tender, ultra-soft – is so easy to make, for an effortless yet fancy-looking layer cake infused with pink lemonade flavor.

Sweet Lemonade Cake

Sweet Lemonade Cake

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A delicious and easy bundt cake recipe that tastes like a bite of sweet lemonade! If you need a zesty lemon dessert in a hurry, this recipe’s the one for you.

overhead strawberry lemonade pie

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Pie (Cool Whip Pie)

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This frozen dessert is packed with everything you love about strawberry lemonade – the sweetness, the zestiness, the coolness. Wrapped up in a Cool Whip pie recipe you’ll be craving all summer long!

Lemonade Pie is a creamy, tart pie recipe perfect for summer!

Lemonade Pie

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A light and creamy recipe for lemonade pie made with a filling of sweetened condensed milk, tangy cream cheese, and tart lemonade! You only need to bake the crust, and then the rest of the lemon pie sets up easily in the fridge.

A cool and refreshing summer frozen treat. These watermelon mint lemonade popsicles are the perfect way to cool down! Grab them before they melt!

Watermelon Mint Lemonade Popsicle

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Watermelon and mint are a classic flavor combination made all the better when frozen into a luscious lemonade popsicle. A quick frozen treat that you can have ready for the freezer in minutes!

Cherry Lemonade Bars

Cherry Lemonade Bars

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A fruity dessert the whole family will love! These cherry lemonade cake bars are moist and fluffy, covered in sweet cherry icing, and loaded with zesty lemon flavor.

Light and airy pink lemonade angel food cupcakes with marshmallow frosting are a fun twist on the classic angel food cake!

Pink Lemonade Angel Food Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

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These adorable pink lemonade cupcakes are made from soft and citrusy angel food cake, topped with a swirl of lemon marshmallow frosting. Make these for a special occasion, or treat yourself, just because!

Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Bites

Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Bites

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A lemonade lover’s dream! These mini cheesecake bites are made with layers of decadent pink lemonade cheesecake, lemon curd, and whipped cream set in a crunchy graham cracker crust.

slice of strawberry lemonade poke cake

Strawberry Lemonade Poke Cake

Moist and tender lemonade cake is soaked in tangy strawberry jello and topped with creamy layers of whipped lemonade cream cheese and Cool Whip in this fun summer dessert.

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Strawberry Lemonade Sugar Cookie Bars

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Strawberry lemonade meets the perfect sugar cookie recipe in these easy and lemony cookie bars! A thick layer of fluffy cream cheese and lemon curd filling is finished with a sprinkle of fresh strawberries for a delicious burst of flavor in every bite.

Passion Tea Lemonade Popsicles - everyone’s favorite Starbucks drink made into popsicles!

Passion Tea Lemonade Popsicles

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Fans of Starbucks’ passion tea lemonade, we’ve got you. This recipe turns your favorite to-go order into a cool and frosty lemonade popsicle that’s easy to make at home!

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