Really easy lemonade

Really easy lemonade

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Prep: 10 mins No cook


A simple classic that everyone can enjoy. Perfect on a hot summer's day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal140
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars37g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0.01g
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  • 3 unwaxed lemon, roughly chopped
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 1l cold water


  1. Tip the lemons, sugar and half the water into a food processor and blend until the lemon is finely chopped.

  2. Pour the mixture into a sieve over a bowl, then press through as much juice as you can. Top up with the remaining water and serve with plain ice or frozen with slices of lemon and lime.

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Comments (44)

baharek's picture

Very nice and ready in next to no time!

f1chick's picture

This has probably saved me from dehydration.....pregnant and gone off tea and every type of juice I buy I go off after a glass this is lovely and very refreshing, I've made lemonade before but using the syrup method which was a bit too sweet for me but this is perfect! :-)

fayfumbs's picture

My children have made this several times and is always a success

leerob71's picture

Really good and so simple!

easytiger-gb's picture

I only had one lemon but today's really hot and hubby is outside concreting, I used 1 lemon, 30g of sugar (he hasn't got a sweet tooth) a spot of lime juice, a good couple of handfuls of ice and 300ml water. It needs a finer sieve but was delicious and just hit the spot.

madeleinek's picture

This is the exact same recipe that came with my first Kenwood chef nearly 40 years ago and I still have the recipe booklet. There were no processors then, so everything was whizzed in the liquidizer, much easier. Excellent recipe and one I still use today.

madeleinek's picture

This is the exact same recipe that came with my first Kenwood chef 40 years ago and I still have the booklet that contains it. There were no food processors then, so everything was put in the liquidizer and whizzed round, much easier. Still a delicious recipe, which I use all the time.

nicolaerith's picture

Wonderful little recipe. So quick to make which is just as well as it soon disappears. Firm summer favorite.

scammie's picture

Just browsing summer drink recipes, found this, and 10 minutes later I'm enjoying a glass of it - absolutely delicious! I even like the lovely sugary lemony pith left over - I think a little would be nice sprinkled over ice cream as a quick treat!

eileenlouise's picture

Was absolutely gorgeous!! whole family loved it!!!

mostyn's picture

good recipe quick to make

soph1eg's picture

Lovely and refreshing and not too sweet. Next time I would probably drain it through a finer sieve or muslin.

nickim's picture

This really is quick and easy to make and tastes delicious. I will definitely be making it again. I also only used the juice and mixed it in a jug with the sugar and water.

yvonnebradley's picture

Lemons are big and fat here in Cyprus at the mo so I thought I'd take advantage. I added about 2 cms of root ginger to this and it was delicious. Must admit I wasn't convinced about using the whole lemon as I thought the pith might make it bitter - but it didn't.

Having a glass of it as I type this - cheers everyone!

bonney-blythe's picture

Our family has been making this for the past 40 years using a recipe from the booklet that came with my mums Kenwood Chef. We make it in a liquidiser - just bung everything in including ice and then strain. Even easier than this recipe. Really refreshing on a hot summers day.

morag22's picture

Really nice - made this using Limes and brown sugar - whizzed the sugar around in the processor first. Will def make this again.

lolfood's picture

Great for a party! I loved the taste!

patdavies's picture

Really easy to make and enjoyed it really cold lots of ice having a day off alcohol as been busy cooking and packing presents for my grandchildren. Really glad i've signed up as I throughly enjoy the magazine and read it from cover to cover, over and over till my next one arrives.


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