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Fresh Blueberry Lemonade

Homemade blueberry syrup stirred with fresh lemon juice gives you the perfect balance of sweet and tart in this Blueberry Lemonade Recipe!

blueberry lemonade recipe

I am always looking for fun and creative ways to use berries. This lemonade is high on our list of favorites. It is so stinken easy to make and the blueberry syrup adds an incredible refreshing flavor that pairs beautifully with the lemon! 

Oh, and did I mention it got the stamp of approval from my picky eater? He requests this easy lemonade recipe on a regular basis during the summer (and winter). Since it comes together quickly, I try to keep a pitcher full on hand at all times. It is a great way for him and all of his friends to cool down after they run around in the summer heat. 

Blueberry Lemonade Recipe

Blueberry Lemonade Syrup

Blueberry Lemonade Ingredients:

With only four ingredients, you can have this ready in under 10 minutes! 

  • Blueberries
  • Sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • Water

We have made this recipe with both regular granulated sugar as well as sweetener substitutes. Both work well so if you are looking for a low sugar option you could always switch to Stevia or your typical go-to. 

Can you use frozen blueberries in lemonade?

Yes! In fact, we use frozen over regular. They are fairly inexpensive and easy to grab and go. You don’t even need to thaw them before making the syrup. Just make sure to give it an extra minute to simmer. 

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How to make blueberry lemonade from scratch:

  1. Place blueberries, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in a small saucepan. Simmer over low heat until thickened. Strain through cheesecloth squeezing all of the juice into a container. Discard blueberry bits. Allow to cool slightly. *
  2. Stir together 1 cup of sugar with 1 cup of water in another small pan. Heat just until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Stir together 4-1/2 cups of lemon juice, 2 cups of water, blueberry juice, and syrup mixture. Chill and serve over ice.

You could always skip the straining of the berries and stir all of the mixture into your lemonade. We tend to leave them in our drink when making this on a regular basis. The blueberries tend to add a little more flavor the longer they sit, and my son likes to eat the blueberry mash with a spoon. Think of it as an added treat. 

How to make sparkling blueberry lemonade:

Heading to a party or looking for something a little more impressive to serve? Swap the water with club soda or sparkling water! Easy to do and you have a sparkling beverage ready to impress. 

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Blueberry Lemonade

Blueberry Lemonade

Yield: 3-4 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 7 minutes

Homemade blueberry syrup stirred with fresh lemon juice gives you the perfect balance of sweet and tart in this Blueberry Lemonade Recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar or favorite sweetener, divided
  • 4-1/2 cups +1 teaspoons lemon juice, divided
  • 3 cups water, divided

Instructions

1. Place blueberries, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in a small saucepan. Simmer over low heat until thickened. Strain through cheesecloth squeezing all of the juice into a container. Discard blueberry bits. Allow to cool slightly. *

2. Stir together 1 cup of sugar with 1 cup of water in another small pan. Heat just until sugar is dissolved.

3. Stir together 4-1/2 cups of lemon juice, 2 cups of water, blueberry juice, and syrup mixture. Chill and serve over ice.

Notes

You could always skip the straining of the berries and stir all of the mixture into your lemonade.

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