This homemade peach lemonade recipe is bursting with flavor! The sweet flavors from the peaches with a hint of tang from the fresh lemon juice a fabulous thirst-quenching summer beverage you will love!
I had no idea that this amazing combination of peach and lemon even existed.
Not until a picture of it jumped out at me while flipping through a cookbook, Cooking Light’s New Way to Cook Light, 2012.
Fresh sweet peaches and tangy lemons make a refreshing summer lemonade. A new delicious way to quench your thirst, that’s for sure!
Even with a ton of online food sites like Foodgawker and the beautiful sites of talented food bloggers, the old-fashioned way of flipping though cookbooks is still one of my favorite things to do.
I call it ‘mindless’ reading. No thoughts, just taking it all in! Quite enjoyable, just like sitting with my feet up with freshly made lemonade!
How To Make Peach Lemonade From Scratch
Ready to make this thirst-quenching beverage? Let’s get to it! For this drink we use fresh ingredients; lemon juice, peaches and a sweetener of your choice. I used monk fruit. Simple and delicious!
You Will Need The Following Ingredients:
- 7-8 lemons, juiced
- 2-3 peaches, diced and peeled. I prefer yellow peaches for lemonade.
- sweetener of your choice – I make mine with monk fruit or erythritol or stevia.
You Will Need The Following Supplies:
- Juicer: hand squeeze, lemon juicer or electric juicer will all work fine to get your fresh lemon juice.
- Measuring cups
- Knife and cutting board
When you see the words peach lemonade, it sounds interesting, but it’s the pretty orange-yellow color of the drink that makes you want to grab a glass right out of the magazine or in this case website!
Steps To Make Peach Lemonade:
Making your own lemonade is simple.
You will find that the hardest part of this recipe will be waiting for the peach syrup to cool before processing and chilling the syrup before adding the lemon juice.
Don’t fret, it’s worth the wait. This I promise you!
First add the prepared diced peaches to the water with your preferred sweetener. Bring to a boil, and then simmer.
Now you need to let the peach syrup cool before adding it to a blender. Pulse until smooth.
Place in the refrigerator for several hours until it it nice and cold.
At this point you want to pour the peach syrup over a pitcher with a sieve catching the thick puree.
Now it’s time to add the fresh lemon juice to the pitcher as well.
If serving several people add ice and serve to finish the whole pitcher of lemonade.
On the other hand, if you are serving one or two people, add ice to glasses, then garnish with extra fruit and mint sprigs.
Can You Use Frozen Peaches?
Yes! Enjoy this lemonade all year long. If fresh peaches are not available frozen peaches will work fine.
Defrost the peaches in the refrigerator overnight and proceed with the recipe as written.
On the other hand, you can simmer frozen peaches just as you would the fresh peaches, except it will take longer to soften while simmering.
Note: make sure the frozen peaches are preserved without sugar otherwise you will need to adjust the sweetener in the recipe.
Can I Use Lemon Concentrate?
Technically you can use lemon concentrate for this lemonade recipe, but be aware that you may not be using the freshest ingredients.
Some lemon concentrate include preservatives, a flavoring (lemon oil), and sugar.
Look closely at the ingredient list before choosing a lemon concentrate. Most times I find it’s just as easy to squeeze my own fresh lemons.
How To Serve Peach Lemonade Into A Cocktail
Adding peaches is a nice twist to classic lemonade.
If you want to turn this lemonade into an adult beverage, add a splash (or two) of light rum or vodka to each glass!
For another option, you’ll love this pineapple mojito cocktail recipe!
Pack and Go Idea!
This peach lemonade is the perfect beverage to bring on a picnic or to a potluck to share.
Place in a mason jar and pack it up to go along with this tasty strawberry chicken salad.
Don’t forget dessert – gooey peanut butter brownies will go with this picnic!
How Long Will Lemonade Last?
Homemade lemonade will last at least 5 days in the refrigerator.
Note that the pulp may separate from the lemon and water. Simply stir with a spoon before serving.
Another Refreshing Drink
Have Extra Peaches?
Be sure to make this peach bread with any extra peaches you might have!
- 4 cups of water
- 2 cups peaches, peeled and diced
- 3/4 cup sugar (sugar alternative for sugar-free)
- 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 5 medium-large lemons)
The recipe recommend discarding the solids from the peaches after straining. I saved mine and used it in my smoothie! Double your beverage use!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 0g
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
This recipe was first published July 2013. I have since added updated photos and additional helpful content (July, 2020).
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