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Simple Homemade Lemonade

  • Author: Lisa @ This Pilgrim Life
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x
  • Category: beverage


Perfect homemade lemonade in just five minutes with just three ingredients. Simple and refreshing!


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup hot water (hot from the tap works)
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 5 cups cold water


  1. Measure the sugar into a half-gallon mason jar or pitcher. Pour in hot water and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the lemon juice, then the cold water. Stir until incorporated.
  3. Serve chilled or with ice.