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This refreshing pink lemonade recipe is sweet, delicious, and easy to make!
Reasons I love this recipe
- This pink blueberry lemonade is vegan and gluten-free.
- It's perfect for a sweet treat on a hot summer day.
- You can drink this lemonade as-is or turn it into a frozen dessert.
If you're looking for more fun lemonade flavors, try my Dragon Fruit Lemonade next!
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This pretty pink lemonade recipe is made with only four simple ingredients!
Lemons: This recipe calls for one cup of lemon juice. I STRONGLY recommend that you use freshly squeezed lemon juice, rather than a store-bought alternative.
The lemons are the star ingredient in this recipe and it's super important that you have the best and freshest possible flavors.
Blueberries: I used a combination of fresh and frozen blueberries in this blue lemonade recipe. Using fresh blueberries will give you more of a blue-purple tint but using frozen will give you a deeper pink tint.
I found this article with a bunch of great information if you're interested in learning more about the nutritional value of fresh vs. frozen blueberries.
Sugar: I used organic coconut sugar to make my simple syrup for this recipe. You can use any type of sugar that you have on hand. See below for more instructions on how to make simple syrup.
See the recipe card below for the full ingredient list and instructions.
Step by Step Process
Start out by making the simple syrup. You'll do this by combining the sugar and two cups of water in a sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk the mixture as it heats up until the sugar dissolves. Then remove it from heat and set aside.
Top Tip: To make this a faster process, make your simple syrup several hours or the day before you make your homemade lemonade. This will give you extra time to allow the simple syrup to cool!
Next, you'll juice the lemons and puree, muddle, or mash up your blueberries.
If you're in the market for a citrus juicer my top recommendations are:
Finally, combine the lemon juice, blueberry puree, simple syrup, and 6 cups of water in a large pitcher or container. Stir everything together until well combined.
Substitutions and Additions
This blueberry lemonade recipe can be easily adjusted to fit your flavor needs and preferences.
Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade: When you're combining the ingredients at the end, instead of adding 6 cups of water, add only 3 cups of regular water, and 3 cups of unflavored sparkling water.
You can also reserve half of your ingredients and make half regular blueberry lemonade and half sparkling pink lemonade.
Swap for a Different Berry: You can use this recipe to make different flavors of lemonade like raspberry, strawberry, or blackberry.
Blueberry Lemonade Popsicle Recipe: make blueberry lemonade popsicles by pouring your freshly made lemonade into popsicle molds and freezing them for a few hours.
These are the popsicle molds I recommend:
Frequently Asked Questions
How to store lemonade: Simply transfer your lemonade to a container with a lid and you can store it in the fridge for about 5 days.
How to make pink lemonade: I found that using frozen blueberries yields a more "dramatic" pink color.
How long does simple syrup last: If you're making the simple syrup ahead of time, it can be stored in the fridge for up to 7 days.
How to store simple syrup: Transfer the simple syrup to an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to a week.
How to make microwave simple syrup: You can make microwave simple syrup by combining the 2 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar in a microwave safe dish and heating for about one minute.
Then carefully take it out (you might need to use oven mitts if your container is hot) and whisk the mixture. Repeat until the sugar has dissolved.
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- 1 Lemon Juicer
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice about 6 lemons
- 6 cups cold water
- ¼ cup blueberries muddled or purred
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups water
- Start by making the simple syrup. Combine the 2 cups of water with the one cup of sugar in a saucepan and turn to medium heat. Whisk the sugar and water combination until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Juice the lemons until you have one cup of lemon juice. Then mash/puree the blueberries.
- Mix the lemon juice, blueberries, simple syrup, and 6 cups of water in a large pitcher or container until combined.