This Blueberry Lemonade is sweet, tangy, and perfect for summer. This refreshing drink is made with fresh lemon and blueberry lemon simple syrup!
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This homemade Blueberry Lemonade is light, refreshing, perfectly sweet, and infused with blueberry flavor.
It’s a fun spin off of my classic Lemonade Recipe made with fresh lemon juice and homemade blueberry lemon simple syrup.
This drink is perfect for Summer and will be a hit with both kids and adults alike! Ready in just 20 minutes!
- Water: you’ll need water for both the simple syrup and the actual lemonade. Use cold water to enjoy the lemonade more quickly!
- Blueberries: fresh or frozen will work. Use whatever you have!
- Sugar: I use granulated sugar to sweeten the blueberry simple syrup.
- Lemons: you can use anywhere from 3-5 lemons depending on how tangy you like it.
- Ice Cubes: for serving!
How to Make Blueberry Lemonade
- Zest the lemon: Use a vegetable peeler to peel the lemon zest off in strips.
- Make a simple syrup: In a pan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil with blueberries, sugar, and lemon zest. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved and the liquid is syrupy, then mash the berries. Strain and refrigerate the syrup.
- Juice the lemons: Juice the lemons, then add the juice to a pitcher.
- Combine and serve: Add in ice, water, and simple syrup, then stir, garnish, and refrigerate until chilled.
Either! Since you’re boiling the blueberries, it doesn’t matter whether they’re fresh or frozen. Just use whatever you have on hand.
I wouldn’t call homemade lemonade healthy by any means. However, it is definitely healthier than store-bought lemonade since it’s made with less sugar and doesn’t contain any preservatives. Fresh is best!
Homemade Blueberry Lemonade will last for up to a week in the fridge. If you’re storing this lemonade, I recommend doing so without any ice. We don’t want it to melt and dilute the lemonade.
You can also freeze this lemonade in ice cube trays, then add to your lemonade all summer long to keep it cold without watering it down.
Tips and Notes
- Use fresh lemon. The flavor of fresh lemon juice is just unmatched in lemonade.
- Make it more or less lemony. I use three very large lemons to make a flavorful but more mild lemonade. If you prefer a little extra zip, use four or 5 smaller lemons, including all of the zest and juice. Another option is to add extra fresh lemon slices to serve for some extra tang.
- Strain it. Don’t forget to strain the simple syrup before you add it to the lemonade. No chunky lemonade here!
- Wait to add the ice. If you’re not serving your lemonade right away, wait to add the ice. We don’t want it to melt and dilute all that delicious flavor.
- Use another berry. You can easily swap the blueberries out for another berry if preferred. Try strawberries (like this Strawberry Lemonade), raspberries, or blackberries!
- Swap the sweetener. Swap the granulated sugar out for honey or maple syrup in the simple syrup.
- Make it boozy. Add a shot of vodka for a homemade spiked lemonade.
- Make it sparkly. Use carbonated water to make this into a sparkling Blueberry Lemonade.
- Blend it up. You can easily make this into a refreshing blended drink if preferred. Simply throw everything into a blender and process until smooth!
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- 4 cups water divided
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3-5 lemons*
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Use a vegetable peeler to peel the lemon zest into strips. Set lemons aside.
- Lemon simple syrup: In a medium pan over medium-high heat, bring 1 cup water, blueberries, sugar, lemon zest strips to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium and simmer until sugar is dissolved and liquid is syrupy, about 5-8 minutes. Mash the berries gently before straining to release the juices. Strain and refrigerate syrup until needed.
- Juice lemons and add 1 cup lemon juice to a large pitcher (reserve any extra so you can adjust the flavor to your tastes).
- Add 1 cup ice cubes, remaining 3 cups water, and lemon simple syrup. Stir to combine and garnish with fresh lemon slices if desired. Refrigerate until chilled.
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