When you just want to make one glass of homemade lemonade, this is how you do it! This single-serving lemonade recipe is so easy!
Have you ever wanted a glass of old fashioned homemade lemonade but didn’t want to make an entire pitcher? We have a solution for you today.
Make this recipe for a single serving glass and enjoy your homemade lemonade without making any that will go to waste. Plus, your lemonade will always be freshly squeezed!
Dive into a glass today!
How To Make A Single Serving Lemonade Recipe
This homemade lemonade recipe shows you how to make lemonade from lemons, sugar, and ice – and the exact amounts you need for one glass!
Nothing tastes as refreshing as homemade lemonade made from real lemons!
What’s In Homemade Lemonade
The exact ingredient amounts and steps are all in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, I’m going to share what you need from the store and some tips.
- White sugar (or granular sugar substitute)
- Hot water
- Cold water
Note: The entire tutorial is in the printable craft card at the end of this post.
How To Make Sugar-Free Homemade Lemonade
If you want to make low-carb or sugar-free lemonade, just substitute granular sugar substitute or liquid sugar substitute drops. It will still have the same sweet and sour tastes as your favorite homemade lemonade.
Single Serving Lemonade Tips
Before you begin, you should juice both lemons into a large glass or mason jar. Remove any seeds that fall out with the juice. Believe me, using fresh lemons has a lot more flavor than using jarred lemon juice.
Then, add hot water and sugar to the glass and mix really well. You want the sugar to be completely dissolved. This is why you need the water to be really hot – it helps the sugar dissolve more effectively.
Add cold water and ice to fill your glass to the top. Add a few additional lemon slices if desired.
Enjoy your cold glass of old fashioned homemade lemonade while sitting on the porch. You know that is the only way to drink lemonade right?
This single-serving recipe really hits the spot on a hot day. You only need to have two lemons to make this drink which I love. Sometimes you don’t have a whole bag of lemons to make a huge pitcher and you really just need a glass of freshly squeezed lemonade.
The Easiest Lemonade Recipe Ever
Get your ingredients and give this drink recipe a try. It is perfect for those lazy summer days when you just want an ice-cold glass of lemonade.
I also love that you can whip up this beverage in minutes. So easy to make and so refreshing….who wouldn’t want a glass of old fashioned homemade lemonade?
More Summer Drink Ideas
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Need to print this recipe? Try the recipe card below!
- 2 lemons
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup hot water
- cold water and ice
- Juice both lemons into a large glass or mason jar. Remove any seeds.
- Add hot water and sugar to the glass and mix really well. You want the sugar to be completely dissolved.
- Add cold water and ice to fill your glass to the top.
- Add a few additional lemon slices if desired.
This is such a great idea! I can’t wait for summer now! Thanks for sharing!
Yum. I love lemonade. There’s a local farm that sells it at their front porch cafeteria and I always get a glass.
This looks so Yummy! I have never made fresh lemonade before, and I am going to try your recipe for sure.
I love that you made just enough for one. Sometimes you need get a craving and don’t want to make a whole pitcher. This is perfect – pinned for later!
Yummm…. looks and sounds good. 🙂
Looks so good I’ve already pinned it. If you’re interested, I recently started a new link up called Be Clean Be Green With Kids and I think this would make a great family-friendly addition to the collection. Would love for you to share! http://www.honestlymodern.com/tag/be-clean-be-green-with-kids/
Perfect for summer!
Oh yes! Sitting on the porch with my feet up on the railing.
My boys would love to make this.
My absolute favorite! You just can’t beat old fashioned lemonade. It’s so crisp and refreshing.
This picture is so cute, and I LOVE the straw!
Nothing beats an ice cold homemade lemonade on a hot summer’s day 🙂 In Germany it’s still grey and rainy, but as soon as the summer settles in, I’m going to make loads of homemade lemonades for sure!! Thank you for sharing at the Friday Favorites linky party!
I really love proper old fashioned lemonade but I’ve never made it myself! I think I need to remedy this! I’m sharing this now 🙂
Lianne | Makes, Bakes and Decor
I love homemade lemonade! 🙂
I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/
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That looks great….makes me want to go out and buy a bag of lemons.
Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.
This will be perfect this summer! Thanks for joining the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesday last week, if you haven’t already don’t forget to link up this week!
Love the idea of making just enough for 1 glass! It sure looks refreshing! Thank you for sharing at Celebrate It!
I definitely love me some lemonade during the hot summer months. And since I have a lemon farm I never run out of lemons! Angie thanks for this recipe because I am the only lemon drinker in the house.
This looks delicious! I reminds me of the Lemon Shake-Ups you get at the fair (which I still look forward to each year). Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday this week!
Yummy looking homemade lemonade. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.