Lemonade is perfect any time of the year, but I especially love it when the weather turns warm. And though there are some great mixes out there, there’s nothing quite like homemade, fresh-squeezed lemonade. Squeezing that many lemons isn’t exactly quick and easy, but it’s a labor of love and totally worth it… and it really doesn’t take that long.
When Jack was little he didn’t say lemonade, he said “lemon-lade.” I used to love to give him reasons to say that word. So sweet and cute. I never wanted him to figure out how to say it correctly. But, he did. 🙁 Were there funny things your little ones said incorrectly that you never wanted them to learn the correct pronunciation? Apparently, I said bus-ketti for spaghetti.
Y’all are always asking for low sugar and no sugar recipes and this lemonade is perfect for just that. I shared the original recipe in my cookbook, but this recipe made with Equal® Spoonful 0-calorie sweetener is perfect for those looking for a reduced sugar option. I have several family members dealing with diabetes so this is great way to serve up a delicious beverage option. And since Equal® Spoonful Granulated Sweetener measures just like sugar, there’s no need to figure any measurement calculations. It’s also perfect to use in baking and to sprinkle on cereal and fruit.
The great folks over at Equal® are going to give one lucky Southern Bite reader an #EmbraceYourTaste prize pack! One of you will win a beautiful French coffee press, coffee and tea canisters from Crate & Barrel, an Equal® tumbler, and a hefty supply of Equal® to make your favorite beverages!
Fresh Squeezed Sugar Free Lemonade
- 7 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups Equal Spoonful 0-Calorie Sweetener
- 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice about 8 lemons
- In a large pitcher combine the water, Equal Spoonful, and the lemon juice. Stir to mix. Serve over ice.
If nutritional values are provided, they are an estimate and will vary depending on the brands used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend grabbing your favorite brands and plugging those ingredients into an online nutritional calculator.
Yum! Can’t wait to make this! My sister used to say can pakes for pancakes and pasketti for spaghetti. And my son used to love “preckles” (pretzels)!
My favorite is of course Lemonade! I love it in the Summertime
Lemonade looks so good! Sometimes I add a few slices of fresh ginger to lemonade – just a change of pace
I went to Amazon and did the .99 cent ckbk and there it is now on my tablet. That was a great deal. Thanks
Yes! Hope you’ll enjoy it!
I loved your story about your son’s pronounciation of lemonaid. Our daughter said tellibutton for belly button until her kindergarten teacher made her say it right. And for some crazy reason our son said “oma -dugga” for motorcycle! Your lemonaide recipe looks yummy!
How funny! Thanks, Rita!
I love lemonade but I’m especially in love with sweet tea! I do appreciate all your recipes…have made quite a few and have like them all.
Thanks, Deena! So great to hear!
I’ll try this. We like Splenda
My mom always made the best lemonade. It was delicious and she would show up with
a gallon at the time we needed it the most.
Thanks for the recipe, Stacy. I love your recipes and hearing about your precious son, Jack.
Thanks so much, Judy!!
I love blackberry lemonade! My oldest son (also a Jack) used to say “straw-daddies” for strawberries. Love those memories!
Love your recipes.
My favorite would have to be lemon tea… It is so refreshing!
Seriously, homemade lemonade is the best!!