Homemade Lemonade

Summertime is continuing to heat up. We’ve got just the treat to cool you down on scorching days. Homemade lemonade!

Homemade lemonade is such a breeze to make since there is no wrong way! Add few or additional ingredients to satisfy your taste buds.Purchasing a few lemons in comparison to buying the beverage from the grocery store will save you money.  Who couldn’t use a few extra dollars towards Summertime fun? A single lemon will range from $0.50 to $1.00. Snag them while they’re on sale or grab a bag for a larger batch. Be sure to use your SNAP benefits as all ingredients in this recipe are SNAP eligible.


  • 4 fresh lemons (optimal)
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 2 leaves of mint (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • ¾ cups cold water


  1. In a 16-ounce or larger glass, stir together the sugar, lemon juice, and cold water until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Fill to the top with ice, add mint leaves and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Serving Size:10 ounces
Calories:103 kcal
Carbohydrates:27 g
Protein:1 g
Fat:1 g
Saturated Fat:1g
Sodium:10 mg
Potassium46 mg
Vitamin C:17mg

This recipe will quench your family’s thirst. Keep in mind that adjusting sugar levels will alter nutrition facts. The nutrition facts provided are for a similar recipe which calls for more sugar. For more lemon facts, check out this article written by Richmond County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, Cheri Bennett.

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Similar recipe and nutrition facts accessed at: https://www.kitchentreaty.com/fresh-squeezed-lemonade-by-the-glass/