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Refreshing Homemade Blueberry Lemonade

Cool down with a refreshing glass of homemade blueberry lemonade. This easy-to-make summer go-to drink will make your taste buds dance!

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Now that the weather is getting warmer, our attention is turning to being outside and enjoying the great weather. What is better on a hot day than to cool down with a tasty beverage?

This is where a glass of refreshing Blueberry Lemonade could become a favorite summer go-to. A sweet yet tangy and refreshing drink, this is one you’re going to want to make time and time again.

It’s actually super simple to make, so I thought I would share my blueberry Lemonade recipe with you. 

This is one of those summer drinks that will wow your guests and can be enjoyed on a warm evening! A glass of lemonade would go perfectly with a slice of fresh strawberry bread. Just sayin’ 😉

homemade blueberry lemonade recipe for hot summer day

Ingredients Needed For This Blueberry Lemonade Recipe

  • Sugar – this will give a level of sweetness to the lemonade and cut through the tart taste of the lemon.
  • Blueberries – the main ingredient and what makes this lemonade special.
  • Lemons – you can’t have lemonade without the lemons 😂
  • Water – brings it together.
  • Cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer – To strain the blueberries to get the lovely juice for the lemonade
blueberry lemonade recipe ingredients

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How To Make Blueberry Lemonade

  1. Heat the sugar and one cup of water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add the blueberries and bring to a boil.
  3. Let this simmer for 4 minutes. Once you have done that you will need to then strain the blueberry juice through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer.
  4. Discard the blueberries, and let the juice cool.
  5. Meanwhile, cut lemons in half and juice them. Set the juice aside.
  6. In a large pitcher, add your blueberry juice, lemon juice, and 5 cups of water. Stir very well to combine all of the flavors.
  7. If you wanted to, you could add fresh blueberries and lemon slices to the pitcher, but this is optional.
  8. Let the blueberry lemonade chill. Best served over ice.
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homemade blueberry lemonade process collage

Recipe Notes And Tips 

This recipe has been tweaked and developed to my desired sweetness.

However, you can also adapt it to fit your preferences! Simply

  • reduce the sugar by ½ cup for a more tart lemonade
  • add an extra ½ cup for a sweeter lemonade

It is also important to ensure that you strain the blueberry juice and avoid any pulp slipping through into the lemonade as this will change the texture of the drink. 

Last, make sure you give each section time to cool. This helps to enable the ingredients to combine properly and allows the flavors to really marry together. 

glass of blueberry lemonade with lemons and blueberries

Variations To Try

If you are bored of the usual lemonade options then the blueberry lemonade recipe is one to try, but it isn’t the only combination that you can adventurous with.

This lemonade recipe would also work well with other fruits including strawberries, raspberries, and peaches to give more distinctive flavors. 

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FAQs

Here are a few common questions I see from some readers and their answers.

Could you use frozen blueberries instead? 

Yes, you could choose to use frozen blueberries instead of fresh ones.

You may find that it takes a little longer to create the blueberry syrup, but it will still give you the desired effect, and as you are straining the blueberries to get the juice, it makes no difference.

You could also use frozen blueberries at the end to serve as well. 

Can this be adapted to suit different tastes?

For sure! The beauty of blueberry lemonade (besides the gorgeous color!) is it can be adapted to suit your own personal tastes.

If you prefer things to be extra sweet you can add more sugar, or if you prefer the tart flavor of the blueberries and lemons then reduce the amount of sugar you add, usually by about ½ cup.

blueberry lemonade from above

More Summer Favorites To Enjoy

If you love this refreshing Homemade Blueberry Lemonade, try these other delicious summer favs!

  • How To Make Cheesecake Strawberry Poke Cake
  • Taco Cups with Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce
  • Colored Deviled Eggs (Classic Recipe)
  • No-Bake Chocolate Lasagna
  • Strawberry Spinach Salad
  • No-Bake Berry Cheesecake Parfait
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homemade blueberry lemonade in a glass

Homemade Blueberry Lemonade

Tart, sweet, and refreshing. Blueberry lemonade will quench your thirst and really satisfy on a hot day!

Ingredients

  • ● 1 ½ cups sugar, divided
  • ● 1 cup blueberries
  • ● 6 lemons
  • ● Water
  • ● Cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 cup of sugar and one cup of water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add blueberries and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer for 4 minutes, then strain blueberry juice through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer.
  4. Discard blueberries, and let the juice cool.
  5. Cut lemons in half and juice them. Set juice aside.
  6. In a large pitcher, add blueberry juice, lemon juice, ½ cup sugar, and 5 cups of water. Stir very well.
  7. (Optional) Add fresh blueberries and lemon slices to the pitcher.
  8. Let chill, and serve over ice.


Notes

*Feel free to adjust the sugar (more OR less) to match your own taste preferences!

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