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Blackberry Lemonade

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This blackberry lemonade is sweet, slightly tangy, and unbelievably fruity! Great for parties or get-togethers, as it makes about a gallon of lemonade, so there is plenty for everyone!

Blackberry lemonade in a mason jar glass with a handle, with a glass straw and extra lemon slices and blackberries inside of the glass.

Don’t worry if you don’t like blackberry seeds, we strain those out. But we also add sugar, so this is not going to be the healthiest recipe you find on this site.

But it’s great for a refreshing drink that’s fresh and only takes 20 minutes of prep work before chilling it in the fridge.

Ingredients For The Best Blackberry Lemonade

Ingredients for blackberry lemonade laid out on a white marble countertop with a wood cutting board underneath a couple of the ingredients.

Water: Water is needed for this recipe, no way around that.

Sugar: This recipe does call for 1 cup of sugar to make the simple syrup to stir into the lemonade. I have not tried it with less sugar. If you want to experiment with less sugar, you can. I just know that 1 cup works well, helping it be sweet enough, but not too sweet. However, if you’re used to not having sugar in your diet, then less sugar (or even none) might be fine for you. (As a photographer and recipe developer for other bloggers, my taste buds have gotten used to sugar again, so sugar is needed for me to think this is sweet.)

Blackberries: The star of the show! Fresh blackberries are best, if you have to use frozen then make sure you thaw them before blending and straining them.

Lemon Juice: Without lemon juice we wouldn’t be able to call this drink a lemonade. If you can’t have lemon juice then you can sub it out for lime juice, but the flavor will be different.

Ice: Don’t skip the ice! Not only does the ice help chill the lemonade faster, but it also helps weaken the flavor a little bit, which is welcomed as the flavor is very strong. It’s also what helps bring the volume of this drink up to a whole gallon.

How to Make Blackberry Lemonade

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Step one: Boil 1 cup of water with the sugar until all of the sugar is dissolved. Set aside and allow to cool.

Step three: Stir in the simple sugar syrup you made in step one. Place in the fridge to chill for at least an hour.

2 image collage showing the process of making blackberry lemonade, first is making the simply syrup in a small saucepan, the second is of filling the blender with water and blackberries.

Step two: In a blender, blend the 4 cups of water with the blackberries and lemon juice. Strain into your pitcher, to remove any seeds.

2 image collage showing the process of making blackberry lemonade, first image is the blackberries blended in a blender, the second one is of straining the blackberry liquid.

Step four: Add the rest of the water and 4-5 cups of ice.

Step five: Serve and enjoy!

How to Serve Blackberry Lemonade

Serve cold by itself or with a meal or snack.

Consider drinking it outside in the warm sun while watching your kids play and letting them cool off by drinking this delicious lemonade!

How to Store Lemonade

Fridge: Store it in the fridge for up to 5 or so days for the best flavor.

Freezer: If you know you won’t be able to finish the whole gallon of lemonade during the week, feel free to freeze it in popsicle molds to make blackberry lemonade popsicles!

FAQs

  1. Is blackberry lemonade good for you?
    1. Absolutely! The sugar in it may not be great for you, but the blackberries contain antioxidants which are amazing for your health!
  2. How long does homemade lemonade last?
    1. This lemonade will last up to 5 to 7 days in the fridge.
  3. Do I have to strain the blended blackberry mixture?
    1. Yes. Unless you want to be drinking blackberry seeds in your lemonade, the blended mixture does need to be strained. It allows for it to be a smooth, light, and a refreshing drink.
  4. Do I need to add the ice?
    1. You don’t have to add the ice, just know that the ice is part of what gives it the volume and is included in the amount of lemonade the recipe makes. If you omit the ice then you will not get about 1 gallon of lemonade.
  5. Do I need to chill it in the fridge before serving?
    1. This will depend on how cool your simple sugar syrup is when added to the rest of the lemonade. If your simple syrup is cold when adding to the mixture, and you’re using cold water to blend with the blackberries, then you may not need to chill the lemonade in the fridge before serving. If your simple syrup is still slightly warm when adding it to the lemonade or if you’re using room temperature water, then it’s recommended to chill the lemonade before serving.
Lemonade coming out of the spout of the container of blackberry lemonade into a mason jar cup with a handle.

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2 cups of blackberry lemonade with handles, with blackberries and a lemon slice leaning against the glasses.

Blackberry Lemonade

Shawna Clapper
This sweet and fruity lemonade is perfect for any occasion! It’s refreshing, delicious, and everyone will start asking you for the recipe because it’s so good! Great for parties or get-togethers, as it makes about a gallon of lemonade, so there is plenty for everyone!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 15 cups
Calories 65 kcal

Equipment

  • Small saucepan
  • Large spoon (wooden spoon)
  • Fine Mesh strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 8 cups water divided
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ cups blackberries
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 4-5 cups ice

Instructions
 

  • Boil 1 cup of water with the sugar until all of the sugar is dissolved. Set aside and allow to cool.
  • In a blender, blend the 4 cups of water with the blackberries and lemon juice. Strain into your pitcher, to remove any seeds.
  • Stir in the simple sugar syrup you made in step one. Place in the fridge to chill for at least an hour.
  • Add the rest of the water and 4-5 cups of ice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Save any leftovers in the fridge and enjoy it cold when wanted.
This lemonade saves well in the fridge for 5 days up to 1 week, it may need to be stirred before serving after being stored in the fridge.
*This recipe makes about 1 gallon.

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 0.4gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 56mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 52IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 0.2mg
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