How to Make Homemade Frozen Lemonade Concentrate


Learn how to make homemade frozen concentrate lemonade so a refreshing lemonade is always within reach.

Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
5 cups syrup (16 servings)

The beauty of instant lemonade is you can keep it around for ages. The obvious downside is it's nowhere near as delicious as the homemade version (and it's often full of artificial ingredients). Luckily, it's easy to make a lemonade concentrate that you can store in the refrigerator for up to three weeks or in the freezer for up to six months. Most lemonade recipes instruct you to make a concentrate that you then dilute with water and ice. For this storable version, you only need to make the concentrate part, so you can then dilute it with water and ice whenever the mood strikes.


Hannah Zimmerman


  • 2 cups sugar

  • 2 ½ cups fresh lemon juice (from about 15 medium lemons)


  1. Bring sugar and 1¼ cups water to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

  2. Combine sugar syrup and lemon juice in an airtight container.

  3. Store in the refrigerator for up to three weeks or in the freezer for up to six months.

  4. To serve, mix 1 part syrup with 1 part water. Pour over ice.

    Lemonade Concentrate
    Greg DuPree

Chef's Notes

Tip: For easy freezing, divide the syrup and freeze in four smaller containers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

106 Calories
28g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Calories 106
% Daily Value *
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 26g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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