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Copycat Starbucks Strawberry Lemonade (Secret Menu Recipe)

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Freshen up this summer with this easy and delicious copycat recipe of the Starbucks Strawberry Lemonade! Made with just 3 main ingredients, this homemade version of Starbucks’ secret menu item takes just 10 minutes to put together. We guarantee it to be a hit at all the summer parties!

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Two summers ago, a good friend of mine told me all about Starbucks’ secret menu items. As someone who had been going to Starbucks since high school, I couldn’t believe all the things I was missing out on – secret items like delicious Pistachio Latte, Butterbeer Frappuccino, Matcha Lemonade, my summer favorite: the Starbucks Strawberry Lemonade!

Since then, I’ve been on a mission to order, and recreate, all of Starbucks’ secret menu items. And on the list today is my personal favorite of all the Starbucks lemonade drinks: the sweet strawberry lemonade!

Let’s start!

What You Need to Make Copycat Starbucks Strawberry Lemonade

  • 1 3/4 cup strawberries, stems removed
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 1/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar (or stevia or maple syrup)
  • ice, as needed

Can I Freeze Strawberry Lemonade?

Believe it or not, yes you can!

Just mix the cooled strawberry syrup and lemon juice together until well-combined. Pour it into a freezer-safe bag and freeze for up to 6 months.

When you’re ready to make it into Strawberry Lemonade, take out the bag to thaw. Once thawed, add the homemade “strawberry lemonade concentrate” to a pitcher and add water and ice.

That’s it!

How to Make Starbucks Strawberry Lemonade

Make the Strawberry Syrup

  1. Using a high-speed blender or food processor, puree the strawberries and strain out the seeds using a fine-mesh strainer. Set aside.
  2. Add 1 cup of water into a small saucepan and bring the water to a boil. Stir in the sugar and strawberry puree and whisk until the sugar has dissolved completely.

Make the Strawberry Lemonade

  1. Pour the strawberry-water-sugar mixture into a large pitcher, then stir in the lemon juice and remaining water.
  2. Refrigerate for 1 hour, or until cold. When ready to stir, add ice cubes and pour into 4 glasses. ENJOY!

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Copycat Starbucks Strawberry Lemonade (Secret Menu!)

DWELL by Michelle
Freshen up this summer with this easy and delicious copycat recipe of the Starbucks Strawberry Lemonade! Made with just 3 main ingredients, this homemade version of Starbucks' secret menu item takes just 10 minutes to put together. We guarantee it to be a hit at all the summer parties!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Chilling Time 1 hr
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 164 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • cup strawberries , stems removed
  • ¾ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2⅓ cups water
  • ½ cup sugar (or stevia or maple syrup)
  • ice , as needed

Instructions
 

Make the Strawberry Syrup

Make the Strawberry Lemonade

  • Pour the strawberry-water-sugar mixture into a large pitcher, then stir in the lemon juice and remaining water.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour, or until cold. When ready to stir, add ice cubes and pour into 4 glasses. ENJOY!
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  1. 5 stars
    had leftover frozen strawberries from the garden and decided to use it up in this lemonade. I didn’t have fresh ones so I just thawed it and it was still delicious. My kids can’t get enough of it!