It’s easier than ever to make this ultimate summer refresher! The perfect blend of sweet and tart is achieved by blending ripe strawberry juice with naturally sweetened agave nectar. This strawberry lemonade has a bright, fresh color and a lovely pink tint! Only three ingredients are required just 10 minutes, and one blender. We’ll show you how to do it.
Strawberry lemonade with natural sweeteners
We tested agave and honey, maple syrup, Stevia, coconut sugar, and maple syrup to ensure that this strawberry lemonade had the best flavor possible while remaining naturally sweetened. Agave was the clear winner. It enhanced both strawberry and lemon flavors without being too overpowering.
- Honey stuck at the bottom of the mixer, making it a bit more difficult to blend, but the result was delicious and floral.
- Maple Syrup gave the drink a maple strawberry taste — something we didn’t like but would have been nice with bourbon.
- Coconut Sugar tasted brown and was too specific in flavor.
- Stevia works if you are used to the aftertaste. However, it is difficult not to go overboard and still provide enough balance to the tartness in the lemons.
Strawberry Lemonade Recipe
This recipe is so easy to make! Blend fresh strawberries, water, agave, and generous amounts of lemon juice.
This blend and dump method will result in a little foam on top, which we liked. If bubbly is not your thing, then you can blend strawberries and agave in a little water and mix with lemon juice and the remaining water. This method is described at the end of the recipe.
You can also strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer in order to remove any strawberry seeds.
- One heaping cup of sliced, ripe strawberries (organic if possible).
- 3 cups of filtered water
- Use 1/2 to 3/4 cup of agave*. (We used less for a tarter lemonade. You can also use liquid monk fruit extract or liquid Stevia, according to your taste.
- As written, this recipe calls for 6-8 large lemons.
- Blend all ingredients, starting with the smaller amount of agave, in a blender on medium-high until smooth – about 30 seconds. Add more agave to sweeten and balance the lemon. Lemon juice can be added for a tart flavor. Strawberries are also a good option for strawberry flavor.
- You can also strain the liquid before serving to get a smoother, more mellow lemonade and remove any strawberry seeds. This step was not necessary for us.
- You can chill the lemonade in the fridge by placing it in a large jar for at least six hours or overnight. Serve immediately. Serve over ice to dilute the taste. This lemonade can be served on its own or mixed with tequila or vodka.
- In a sealed container, lemonade can be kept in the fridge for up to five days. Or freeze it in popsicle molds for a cold, sweet treat! You can also freeze lemonade into ice cubes to add to your summer drinks.