Sugar-free Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Homemade Lemonade Recipe for Everyone! Listen, the summer heat will have nothing on you! This healthy lemonade recipe will get you ready for summer. Favorite easy-to-make sugar-free homemade lemonade recipe with fresh lemons and sugarfree sweetener is the best refreshing non-alcoholic drink ever. It is cooling and satisfying while also nourishing! With only three ingredients…

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This easy-to-make sugar-free homemade lemonade recipe with fresh lemons and sugarfree sweetener is the most refreshing, cooling, and non-alcoholic drink you ever want! It only requires three ingredients - fresh lemons, water, and monk fruit sweetener and you are off to a refreshing cup of goodness that will keep you nourished. This homemade lemonade is the perfect mocktail for every occasion, especially in summer. And summer heat will have nothing on you, and neither will you worry about the calories.

Homemade Lemonade Recipe for Everyone!

Listen, the summer heat will have nothing on you! This healthy lemonade recipe will get you ready for summer. Favorite easy-to-make sugar-free homemade lemonade recipe with fresh lemons and sugarfree sweetener is the best refreshing non-alcoholic drink ever. It is cooling and satisfying while also nourishing! With only three ingredients – fresh lemons, water, and monk fruit sweetener you are off to a refreshing cup of goodness that will keep you cool, nourished, and happy.
The best thing about this recipe is not worrying about the calories. We all know that some people use lemonade powder mix, but there is nothing better than fresh lemons; the taste, tartness, and flavor are over the bar.

This easy-to-make sugar-free homemade lemonade recipe with fresh lemons and sugarfree sweetener is the most refreshing, cooling, and non-alcoholic drink you ever want! It only requires three ingredients - fresh lemons, water, and monk fruit sweetener and you are off to a refreshing cup of goodness that will keep you nourished. This homemade lemonade is the perfect mocktail for every occasion, especially in summer. And summer heat will have nothing on you, and neither will you worry about the calories.

How do you make Lemonade without Sugar?

Simple. How to make lemonade without sugar is simply using a non-sugar sweetener. And today’s non-sugar no-calorie sweetener is monk fruit sweetener. Plenty of sweeteners are in the market, do your research and do what works for you. You can use stevia, erythritol, honey, agave, or monk fruit (which is what I used).

This easy-to-make sugar-free homemade lemonade recipe with fresh lemons and sugarfree sweetener is the most refreshing, cooling, and non-alcoholic drink you ever want! It only requires three ingredients - fresh lemons, water, and monk fruit sweetener and you are off to a refreshing cup of goodness that will keep you nourished. This homemade lemonade is the perfect mocktail for every occasion, especially in summer. And summer heat will have nothing on you, and neither will you worry about the calories.
Freshly juiced

Why You Will Love This Sugar-free Homemade Lemonade Recipe

  • It requires only three ingredients 
  • No artificial colors or flavors needed
  • A perfect healthy twist on our beloved lemonade, yet it tastes exactly the same.
  • Sugar free homemade lemonade is easy to put together. You can squeeze the lemons a day before to speed up the process. 
  • Only a few calories because of the non-calorie sweetener – monk fruit!
  • Nutritious homemade lemonade that everyone in the family will enjoy! 
This easy-to-make sugar-free homemade lemonade recipe with fresh lemons and sugarfree sweetener is the most refreshing, cooling, and non-alcoholic drink you ever want! It only requires three ingredients - fresh lemons, water, and monk fruit sweetener and you are off to a refreshing cup of goodness that will keep you nourished. This homemade lemonade is the perfect mocktail for every occasion, especially in summer. And summer heat will have nothing on you, and neither will you worry about the calories.

Tools You Will Need for This Recipe 

Lemon juicer or lemon squeezer
This is the lemon juicer/squeezer I have and use

Ingredients for Healthy Keto Lemonade

fresh lemons, monk fruit sweetener and water

How to Make Sugar-Free Homemade Lemonade with Fresh Lemons

Let me show you how I make this easy + healthy homemade lemonade recipe; it’s the perfect non-alcoholic drink for every family member, especially during hot weather!

  1. Make the Simple Syrup

    To make the simple syrup, place the monk fruit sweetener in a pan, add a cup of water, stir, and place on the stove to simmer until it completely dissolves and becomes syrup. This may take about 10 – 12 minutes. Then set aside to cool until time to use.To make the simple syrup, place the monk fruit sweetener in a pan, add a cup of water, stir, and place on the stove to simmer until it completely dissolves and becomes syrup. This may take about 10 - 12 minutes. Then set aside to cool until time to use.

  2. Squeeze the Lemons.

    First, wash all the lemons, and halve them. Then place a halved lemon on the lemon juicer/squeezer and squeeze out all the juice. Granted, various types of lemon juicers/squeezers are in the market. Depending on the type you have, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and juice your lemons. After juicing the lemons, pour it through a sieve/colander sieving for clearer juice. This recipe requires about one cup of freshly juiced lemons juice.This easy-to-make sugar-free homemade lemonade recipe with fresh lemons and sugarfree sweetener is the most refreshing, cooling, and non-alcoholic drink you ever want! It only requires three ingredients - fresh lemons, water, and monk fruit sweetener and you are off to a refreshing cup of goodness that will keep you nourished. This homemade lemonade is the perfect mocktail for every occasion, especially in summer. And summer heat will have nothing on you, and neither will you worry about the calories.

  3. Mix everything in the Pitcher.

    Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, and cool water into the pitcher and stir well to combine. Set aside until when ready to serve.This easy-to-make sugar-free homemade lemonade recipe with fresh lemons and sugarfree sweetener is the most refreshing, cooling, and non-alcoholic drink you ever want! It only requires three ingredients - fresh lemons, water, and monk fruit sweetener and you are off to a refreshing cup of goodness that will keep you nourished. This homemade lemonade is the perfect mocktail for every occasion, especially in summer. And summer heat will have nothing on you, and neither will you worry about the calories.

  4. Serve and Enjoy.

    To serve this sugar free lemonade, add ice to your cup, and then pour some lemonade. As you you can see, we surely enjoyed this refreshing lemonade! It was good!!! This easy-to-make sugar-free homemade lemonade recipe with fresh lemons and sugarfree sweetener is the most refreshing, cooling, and non-alcoholic drink you ever want! It only requires three ingredients - fresh lemons, water, and monk fruit sweetener and you are off to a refreshing cup of goodness that will keep you nourished. This homemade lemonade is the perfect mocktail for every occasion, especially in summer. And summer heat will have nothing on you, and neither will you worry about the calories.

Tips for Making Lemonade at Home

  • Use fresh lemons; you better believe that the lemonade you make with fresh lemons tastes way better than the ones made with store-bought lemon juice or “lemonade powder.”
  • Only add ice when you are ready to drink. Though ice makes our lemonade refreshing, it surely dilutes it. So be sure to only add ice when ready to enjoy it. At the time, never add ice to that leftover lemonade that you intend to store in the refrigerator. 
  • Add sweetener to suit you. In other words, sweeten to your taste.
  • Use any sweetener of choice; I substituted sugar with monk fruit sweetener.
This easy-to-make sugar-free homemade lemonade recipe with fresh lemons and sugarfree sweetener is the most refreshing, cooling, and non-alcoholic drink you ever want! It only requires three ingredients - fresh lemons, water, and monk fruit sweetener and you are off to a refreshing cup of goodness that will keep you nourished. This homemade lemonade is the perfect mocktail for every occasion, especially in summer. And summer heat will have nothing on you, and neither will you worry about the calories.

How to Store the Leftover 

You can store leftover sugar-free homemade lemonade without ice in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. I stored our leftover lemonade in mason jar below and kept in the refrigerator.

This easy-to-make sugar-free homemade lemonade recipe with fresh lemons and sugarfree sweetener is the most refreshing, cooling, and non-alcoholic drink you ever want! It only requires three ingredients - fresh lemons, water, and monk fruit sweetener and you are off to a refreshing cup of goodness that will keep you nourished. This homemade lemonade is the perfect mocktail for every occasion, especially in summer. And summer heat will have nothing on you, and neither will you worry about the calories.

 Sugar free Homemade Lemonade FAQs:

What can I use instead of sugar in lemonade?

The list of sweeteners you can use instead of sugar is endless. You can use any non-white sugar sweetener to sweeten your homemade lemonade, such as stevia, erythritol, honey, agave, or monk fruit (which is what I used). Monk fruit sweetener is my favorite; it doesn’t have that bitter after sweet.

Can people with diabetes drink sugar free lemonade?

Ensure to consult with your physician if you have diabetes. However, this sugar free homemade lemonade is indeed sugarfree as it is sweetened with monk fruit; sugar free lemonade will be perfect for anyone with diabetes as it barely contains carbohydrates.

What is sugar free lemonade made of?

This healthy sugar free lemonade is made up of fresh lemons, water, and monk fruit sweetener. Add ice as it pleases you!

How long does homemade lemonade last?

Sugar free homemade lemonade can last up to 5 days in the refrigerator. Do not add ice to the leftover lemonade you intend to keep longer.

This easy-to-make sugar-free homemade lemonade recipe with fresh lemons and sugarfree sweetener is the most refreshing, cooling, and non-alcoholic drink you ever want! It only requires three ingredients - fresh lemons, water, and monk fruit sweetener and you are off to a refreshing cup of goodness that will keep you nourished. This homemade lemonade is the perfect mocktail for every occasion, especially in summer. And summer heat will have nothing on you, and neither will you worry about the calories.

Variations/Substitutions:

  • You can make different variations of lemonade, get creative, and try other flavors.
  • Refreshing, immune-boosting, and easy-to-make watermelon lemonade is my favorite variation and the perfect summer drink you should try! 
  • Make strawberry lemonade.
  • Blueberry lemonade is another hot variation you should definitely try!
  • How about the old-fashion yet famous pink lemonade?
  • Raspberry Lemonade.
  • If you like mint, try mint and cucumber lemonade! 
This easy-to-make sugar-free homemade lemonade recipe with fresh lemons and sugarfree sweetener is the most refreshing, cooling, and non-alcoholic drink you ever want! It only requires three ingredients - fresh lemons, water, and monk fruit sweetener and you are off to a refreshing cup of goodness that will keep you nourished. This homemade lemonade is the perfect mocktail for every occasion, especially in summer. And summer heat will have nothing on you, and neither will you worry about the calories.

HOW TO MAKE SUGAR FREE LEMONADE WITH FRESH LEMONS

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This easy-to-make sugar-free homemade lemonade recipe with fresh lemons and sugarfree sweetener is the most refreshing, cooling, and non-alcoholic drink you ever want! It only requires three ingredients - fresh lemons, water, and monk fruit sweetener and you are off to a refreshing cup of goodness that will keep you nourished. This homemade lemonade is the perfect mocktail for every occasion, especially in summer. And summer heat will have nothing on you, and neither will you worry about the calories.

Sugar-free Homemade Lemonade with Fresh Lemons

  • Author: Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Citrus Juicer
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This easy-to-make sugar-free homemade lemonade recipe with fresh lemons and sugarfree sweetener is the most refreshing, cooling, and non-alcoholic drink you ever want! It only requires three ingredients – fresh lemons, water, and monk fruit sweetener and you are off to a refreshing cup of goodness that will keep you nourished. This homemade lemonade is the perfect mocktail for every occasion, especially in summer. And summer heat will have nothing on you, and neither will you worry about the calories. 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 6 whole Fresh Lemons
  • 1 cup Monk fruit sweetener 
  • 4 cups of Water (use one cup to make simple syrup and add the other three cups of water to the pitcher during mixing in step 3
  • Mint (for garnishing)

fresh lemons, monk fruit sweetener and water


Instructions

  1. Make the simple syrup. To make the simple syrup, place the monk fruit sweetener in a pan, add a cup of water, stir, and place on the stove to simmer until it completely dissolves and becomes syrup. This may take about 10 – 12 minutes. Then set aside to cool until time to use. To make the simple syrup, place the monk fruit sweetener in a pan, add a cup of water, stir, and place on the stove to simmer until it completely dissolves and becomes syrup. This may take about 10 - 12 minutes. Then set aside to cool until time to use. 
  2. Squeeze the lemons. First, wash all the lemons, and halve them. Then place a halved lemon on the lemon juicer/squeezer and squeeze out all the juice. Granted, various types of lemon juicers/squeezers are in the market. Depending on the type you have, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and juice your lemons. This recipe requires about one cup of freshly juiced lemons juice. This easy-to-make sugar-free homemade lemonade recipe with fresh lemons and sugarfree sweetener is the most refreshing, cooling, and non-alcoholic drink you ever want! It only requires three ingredients - fresh lemons, water, and monk fruit sweetener and you are off to a refreshing cup of goodness that will keep you nourished. This homemade lemonade is the perfect mocktail for every occasion, especially in summer. And summer heat will have nothing on you, and neither will you worry about the calories.  
  3. Mix everything in the Pitcher. Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, and cool water into the pitcher and stir well to combine. Set aside until when ready to serve. This easy-to-make sugar-free homemade lemonade recipe with fresh lemons and sugarfree sweetener is the most refreshing, cooling, and non-alcoholic drink you ever want! It only requires three ingredients - fresh lemons, water, and monk fruit sweetener and you are off to a refreshing cup of goodness that will keep you nourished. This homemade lemonade is the perfect mocktail for every occasion, especially in summer. And summer heat will have nothing on you, and neither will you worry about the calories.  
  4. Serve and Enjoy. To serve this sugar free lemonade, add ice to your cup, and then pour some lemonade. This easy-to-make sugar-free homemade lemonade recipe with fresh lemons and sugarfree sweetener is the most refreshing, cooling, and non-alcoholic drink you ever want! It only requires three ingredients - fresh lemons, water, and monk fruit sweetener and you are off to a refreshing cup of goodness that will keep you nourished. This homemade lemonade is the perfect mocktail for every occasion, especially in summer. And summer heat will have nothing on you, and neither will you worry about the calories.  

Notes

Use fresh lemons; you better believe that the lemonade you make with fresh lemons tastes way better than the ones made with store-bought lemon juice or “lemonade powder.”

Only add ice when you are ready to drink. Though ice makes our lemonade refreshing, it surely dilutes it. So be sure to only add ice when ready to enjoy it. At the time, never add ice to that leftover lemonade that you intend to store in the refrigerator. 

Add sweetener to suit you. In other words, sweeten to your taste.

Use any sweetener of choice; I substituted sugar with monk fruit sweetener.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8 oz

Keywords: Lemons, Lemonade, Citrus, healthy lemonade, Sugar free, Healthy drink, Easy Recipe, Sugar-free drink

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This easy-to-make sugar-free homemade lemonade recipe with fresh lemons and sugarfree sweetener is the most refreshing, cooling, and non-alcoholic drink you ever want! It only requires three ingredients - fresh lemons, water, and monk fruit sweetener and you are off to a refreshing cup of goodness that will keep you nourished. This homemade lemonade is the perfect mocktail for every occasion, especially in summer. And summer heat will have nothing on you, and neither will you worry about the calories.

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10 Comments

  1. I love how refreshing this is! Such a delicious drink!

  2. Refreshing and delicious, this is a fantastic lemonade. Will be making this all summer long.

  3. Shadi Hasanzadenemati says:

    Thank you so much! The flavors are perfect and I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  4. As someone living in a tropical country, lemonade is a thing all year round! And I’m so happy that I found this sugar-free version! Seriously amazing! Thank you!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    I love lemonade but usually avoid drinking it because of the high sugar content. I’ve never tried monk fruit sweetener before. Thanks for sharing a great alternative!

    1. You are welcome, Elizabeth! Monk fruit sweetener is an excellent alternative to sugar; perfect in this drink and many other recipes that require sugar!