Simple Homemade Lemonade Recipe

BY ON Jan 25, 2013
Homemade Lemonade Recipe

When I think of a refreshing summer’s drink, Lemonade is usually one of the first drinks that springs to mind.  So after receiving a bag of lemons from our neighbours recently, we thought we would give making homemade lemonade a try.  This is the Simple Homemade Lemonade Recipe we came up with!

Involving the kids is a great way of opening up the many learning opportunities that comes with cooking with kids.  The social interactions, processing information, following directions and instructions, problem solving and coordination and so much more!


Please note this recipe involves using boiling water, this part of the recipe is to be completed by an adult and as with all cooking activities with kids should be fully supervised.


What you will need?

1 Cup of Freshly Squeezed Lemon (Approx. 3 medium lemons)

2 Cups Boiling Water

1 Cup Cold Water

1 ¼ Cups Caster Sugar

Slices of Lemon

Lemonade Recipe












  1. Boil the kettle and place sugar into a heat proof container or jug.
  2. Remove and squeeze juice from lemons.
  3. Add boiling water to sugar and stir carefully until all dissolved.
  4. Add cold water and lemon juice to the sugary water mixture.
  5. Refrigerate until cool.
  6. Add slices of lemon and ice.


Benefits of Cooking with Kids











Learning Opportunities

So much learning happens when we cook with kids….

  • Sensory- hands on feeling and manipulating the dough through the senses.
  • Fine motor skills- strengthening little muscles through manipulation and moulding the cookie dough.
  • Hand and eye coordination- watching and doing and coordinating these actions.
  • Language development – cooking is a social activity requiring speaking and listening, also developing vocabulary.
  • Self-esteem- a sense of pride and achievement.
  • Numeracy- measuring quantities.



Download and print the full recipe here:  Printable Simple Homemade Lemonade Recipe



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11 Responses to “Simple Homemade Lemonade Recipe”

  1. I made lemonade a couple of years ago with what I thought were lemons (from a tree at our old house). Apparently, there are different types of lemons, and the ones I used were not so nice!! (I think they were a hybrid, and the expression on the kids’ faces when they had a drink were priceless!) I will have to try this recipe though :)

  2. Oh… this would so hit the spot on these hot days. xoxo P

  3. Penny says:

    I love homemade lemonade. I remember making some during home economics and I loved it. The bets part was, that although the lemonade had gone, it kept a lingering lemon taste to the water that was put back into the jug.

  4. Our favourite drink in the whole wide world and homemade is best!

  5. holly says:

    i love homemade lemonade

  6. shania says:

    i am going to make this and i sound like it going to tast lovley

  7. Lewis says:

    This recipie tastes dilishous

  8. Georgia says:

    Love this recipe it’s truely amazing and me and my friend got 80 lemons made this lemonade and sold it!!!!!!!

  9. Georgia says:

    Love this recipe it’s truely amazing and me and my friend got 80 lemons made this lemonade and sold it!!!!!!!
    Yummy 😉 ❤❤❤❤❤❤

  10. Hello! I have lots of lemons to use up right now and this looks like a great way to use them! I have linked up to this post in my grateful/10 ways to use lemons post. It’s live tomorrow morning(23 August) – I’m telling you now so I don’t forget! :)

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