This Blueberry Lemonade is sweet, tangy, and made with fresh blueberries and ripe lemons. It’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day!
The sun is shining, the humidity is blasting, and I’m holed up in the air conditioning. I love the heat and will gladly take it over the freezing cold weather and snow any day of the week, but the humidity is what gets to me. We normally have blazing hot summers in Chicago, but this year it’s been a little unpredictable. Rainy and cool, followed by a 90-degree day and 200% humidity.
And when I walk outside and am blasted with hot air that makes me feel all sticky and gross, I have to remind myself that this is is way better than sub zero temps. Yes, yes it is.
So when I’m ready to cool off in the air conditioning, I usually reach for a Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper to quench my thirst. Sounds weird, right? Most people reach for water, or if you’re the hubster, reach for milk. Now that’s even stranger!
But anyways, pop is what I always crave whenever I’m really thirsty. And I hardly ever drink pop, either. I actually grew up drinking pop but stopped about eight years ago and now only drink water (and coffee, tea, and the occasional adult beverage). But when I’m really thirsty, water just doesn’t cut it.
And even though it’s diet pop, it’s still not the healthiest. So I decided to that I wanted to make a drink that would scream summer and taste delicious, too. And that’s where this blueberry lemonade comes in. This drink is sweet, tangy, and made with fresh blueberries and ripe lemons. It’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day.
If you love fresh squeezed lemonade, then you’ll adore this sweet and tasty blueberry lemonade. It’s made with a simple blueberry syrup and combined with a mixture of lemon juice, water, and sugar. With just four ingredients, you can’t go wrong with this refreshing drink.
One sip of this blueberry lemonade and I was officially a lemonade-convert.
The sweet blueberries, combined with the tart lemons produce a flavor that is irresistibly delicious. And because you can control the amount of sugar that goes in this drink, you can feel good about serving this at parties or keeping it all to yourself.
Blueberry Lemonade Ingredients
Dare I say this is the best homemade lemonade recipe? I think I do! Here’s what you’ll need to make this fresh lemonade recipe:
- Granulated sugar
- Lemon juice
How to Make Blueberry Lemonade
The steps for making this fresh squeezed lemonade are simple:
- Make the blueberry syrup, then refrigerate until chilled.
- Once chilled, stir together the syrup, lemon juice, and water.
- Serve over ice or refrigerate until ready to serve.
How Long Does Homemade Lemonade Last?
This homemade blueberry lemonade should last up to 1 week in the fridge.
Can I Use Frozen Blueberries?
Technically, yes. However, fresh blueberries are typically much sweeter and I prefer using them in blueberry lemonade.
Tips for Making Blueberry Lemonade
Be sure to strain the blueberry syrup before stirring it into the lemonade mixture. Straining the syrup removes any chunks or pieces of skin that haven’t broken down.
You MUST use freshly squeezed lemon juice for this blueberry lemonade recipe. The bottled stuff doesn’t taste as fresh.
I bet you could also serve this fresh lemonade over a mixture of frozen blueberries and ice. It’d be a cute way to let guests know what makes the lemonade such a fun color!
Looking for more summer drink ideas? I’ve got you covered!
- Frozen Mango Lemonade
- Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
- Strawberry Peach Smoothie
- Berry Cherry Wine Slushies
- Salted Caramel Almond Iced Coffee
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (juice from about 6-7 lemons)
- 5 cups water
- 1 cup blueberry syrup recipe below
Make blueberry syrup:
- In a small saucepan, combine the blueberries, water, and sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and bring to a boil. Boil the mixture for about 5-7 minutes , or until the blueberries break down.
- Remove from heat and let cool completely. Strain the blueberries through a sieve to remove any chunks. Refrigerate blueberry syrup until chilled.
- To make the lemonade, stir together the lemon juice, water, and chilled blueberry syrup. Serve over ice or refrigerate until ready to serve.