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This freshly squeezed sugar free lemonade is so refreshing and healthy. My easy keto lemonade recipe will quench your thirst within minutes. It can be made in a pitcher or in single servings, it's just that easy!
Table of Contents
You only need 5 ingredients to make a delicious lemonade without sugar.
- Lemon juice: Best to use lemon juice from fresh organic lemons.
- Lemon zest: Adds a nice hint of lemon to the lemonade.
- Allulose: A rare sugar that doesn’t raise blood sugars or insulin levels.
- Stevia Powder: An extra addition to the allulose to make it as sweet as sugar.
- Water: Just add water to your lemonade syrup for an easy lemonade!
Since allulose is only 70% as sweet as sugar, I personally like to do a mix of allulose and stevia (or monk fruit) so that it has the same sweetness as table sugar.
Since this low carb lemonade uses a homemade lemonade syrup, I don’t recommend using erythritol or xylitol as it tends to crystalize in the fridge once cooled. Allulose will not crystalize and will definitely give you the perfect consistency and sweetness.
🍋Fresh lemon vs lemon juice
Fresh lemons will definitely taste much better than bottled lemon juice so I definitely recommend using some fresh lemons if you have some. However, if you don’t, don’t worry just used your favorite bottled lemon juice!
If using fresh, make sure to use organic lemons and wash them thoroughly as we will be using the skin for the zest.
How to make lemonade🍋
To make homemade lemonade without sugar, you will first need to make the lemonade syrup which is essentially simple syrup mixed with lemon juice and lemon zest.
How many lemons needed?
For this recipe, you need 1 cup of lemon juice which equals to about 8 lemons.
This lemonade syrup recipe is incredibly simple. First you’ll want to add ⅓ cup of water into a small pot and add the allulose and stevia powder.
Put it on medium heat, stir a bit and wait until the allulose has fully dissolved. Once dissolved turn off the heat and add in the lemon juice and the zest of one lemon.
- Pro Tip！Freeze your lemonade syrup for later use if you don't want to use it all!
Lemonade Recipe for One
To make this homemade lemonade with my simple syrup, you’ll add a ¼ cup of lemonade syrup to a glass and add 1 cup of water to it and mix! And there you have it. One single serving of homemade lemonade. Super simple, right?
Half a Gallon Lemonade
If you want to make a pitcher of lemonade, add 2 cups of lemonade syrup and 8 cups of water to that. Add lots of ice to make it nice and cold.
Youtube Video Tutorial
Watch below to see a video tutorial of Charlotte and I showing you how to make keto lemonade!
How to Store Lemonade
In the fridge
The finished lemonade drink will stay fresh in the fridge for 7-10 days. The lemonade syrup recipe will stay fresh in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.
In the freezer
You can also freeze the lemonade syrup in small portions in the freezer.
Another idea is to freeze your homemade into some popsicle molds and have some delicious lemonade popsicles that you or your kids can enjoy!
👪Serving Suggestions for Toddlers and Kids
I personally don't give any sugar, maple syrup, honey or coconut sugar to my daughter so this is one drink that I give her a couple of sips of when I do make it.
I introduced stevia early on and allullose and erythritol around 10 months to her and checked that she didn't have any reactions. If your baby is fine with these sweeteners, then I suggest serving only a couple of tablespoons once in a while between the age of 1-3.
We usually drink water or tea in the house so we don't want her to get used to sweet drinks so this is a once in a while treat.
Serve a cup or more depending on how thirsty they are! Make sure they are okay with the sweeteners beforehand though so that they don't have any allergic reactions.
📋Summer Drink Recipes
You can make different types of summer drink recipes, either with this lemonade syrup recipe or some freshly squeezed lemon juice. Here are some ideas for non-alcoholic and alcoholic lemonades. Here are some of my favourite recipes:
- Sugar Free Frozen Lemonade: Use this lemonade syrup to make a super simple frozen lemonade.
- Whiskey Sour Lemonade: Add ¼ cup of lemonade syrup, 2-3 tbsp of whiskey and 1.5 cup of carbonated water to a glass for a delicious alcoholic sugar free cocktail!
- Cranberry Lemonade: Using fresh cranberries and lemon juice, you can make a delicious and beautiful cranberry lemonade.
- Limeade: Switch the lemon juice and lemon zest for some lime juice and lime zest to spice things up!
- Strawberry Lemonade Whisky Smash: A delicious whiskey cocktail made with simple syrup, strawberries and lemon juice!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Lemons and limes are part of the keto approved fruits. One lemon has 5.4g total carbs with 1.6g fiber and 3.7g net carbs.
Lemon juice has about 0.7g net carbs per 15ml (1 tablespoon).
Yes! Since lemonade is made from lemon juice, it’s packed with lots of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C. Vitamin C helps strengthen our immune systems and helps with digestion and mineral absorption. By drinking this sugar free lemonade, you can make sure to keep your blood sugar levels stable, quench your thirst and stay hydrated during a hot summer day!
Of course! You can make the lemonade 1-2 weeks ahead. You can also make the lemonade syrup ahead and freeze in individual portions before using.
Allulose is a type of rare sugar that doesn't raise blood sugar levels or insulin levels unlike table sugar, which is why it is counted as a zero calorie and zero carb sweetener (Allulose itself has carbs, but it is subtracted from the total amount of carbs just like fiber and sugar alcohols).
Fresh Squeezed Keto Sugar Free Lemonade
- Small Pot
- In a small pot, add the water, allulose and stevia powder. Put on medium heat and stir until the allulose is completely dissolved.
- Turn off the heat. Add the lemon juice and lemon zest and mix well. This is the lemonade syrup.
- To make 1 cup of lemonade, add ¼ cup (60ml) of the lemonade syrup to a glass and add 1 cup (250ml) of water to that and mix well. Feel free to add ice cubes.
- To make ½ gallon, in a large pitcher, add 2 cups (500ml) of lemonade syrup and add 8 cups (2L) of water to that. Mix well. If you want it less tangy, just add a bit more water to desired taste.
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