This homemade blackberry lemonade is made with fresh blackberries and only has 4 ingredients! It’s tart, refreshing and really easy to make. Here’s how.

I LOVE making homemade lemonade (it’s just so much better than store-bought lemonade from concentrate or a mix). If you don’t have fresh blackberries on hand, or looking for a different flavor profile, try these fresh lemonades made with cucumber (and ginger), strawberries, hibiscus, blueberries and raspberries.

How to Make Homemade Blackberry Lemonade

  1. Dissolve the sugar. Add two cups of water and sugar to a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
    Dissolving Sugar for Homemade Lemonade
  2. Let cool. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
  3. Add the other ingredients. Add the lemon juice, remaining water and blackberries to a blender and blend until smooth.
    Putting Lemonade Ingredients in Blender
  4. Strain. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher.
  5. Add the sweetener. Add the sugar syrup and mix to combine.
  6. Refrigerate. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Related: Raspberry Vodka Lemonade Cocktail

Sweetener Substitutes for Lemonade

  • Maple Syrup – Maple syrup is a sweetener that is made from the sap of maple trees. It has a unique flavor that is perfect for use in baking or on pancakes and waffles.
  • Honey – Honey is a sweetener that is made by bees from the nectar of flowers. It has a distinct flavor that can be used in baking or as a topping for toast or oatmeal.
  • Coconut Sugar – Coconut sugar is a sweetener that is made from the sap of coconut palms. It has a caramel-like flavor and can be used in place of brown sugar in recipes.
  • Molasses – Molasses is a sweetener that is made from boiled-down sugar cane or sugar beets. It has a deep, rich flavor and can be used in baking or as a topping for pancakes or waffles.
  • Stevia Stevia is a sweetener that is made from the leaves of the stevia plant. It is hundreds of times sweeter than sugar but does not have any calories.
  • Agave Nectar – Agave nectar is a sweetener that is made from the sap of agave plants. It has a milder flavor than honey and can be used in baking or as a topping for toast or oatmeal.
Easy Blackberry Lemonade Recipe

How to Store Blackberry Lemonade

Pour the Blackberry Lemonade into an airtight container or sealed glass pitcher with a secure lid. Glass containers like mason jars are preferred, as they won’t absorb any of the flavors in the refrigerator.

Easy Blackberry Lemonade

This homemade blackberry lemonade is made with fresh blackberries and only has 4 ingredients! It's tart, refreshing and really easy to make. Here's how.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 glasses

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup blackberries

Instructions 

  • Add two cups of water and sugar to a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • Add the lemon juice, remaining water and blackberries to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher.
  • Add the sugar syrup and mix to combine.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 0.4gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 61mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 40IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Emma Kelly

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