Peach Lemonade

Peach Lemonade

LastΒ Thursday, on the way home from work, I stopped and bought 1/2 bushel of peaches. I was planning to freeze most of them like I did last year, and I left them sitting on my counter for a few days to ripen a little more. Of course, that meant that every time I went in the kitchen I was forced to contemplate a huge basket of peaches. And of course that meant I spent my free time on the internet searching “peach recipes”. The result of my little internet search is the peach lemonade you see here.

This stuff is amazing. And I don’t say that lightly.Β  I can’t seem to stop drinking it, and yet I want to hoard it as well! I had no idea it was so easy to make your own flavored lemonade, and now I’m regretting not trying a strawberry or blueberry version back when those were in season. The lemonade is perfectly sweet with a wonderful peach flavor shining through. If you like the flavor of fresh, in-season peaches, you’ve got to try this – it’s definitely a favorite in our house!

Peach Lemonade

Peach Lemonade


3 peaches, peeled and chopped
1 cup granulated sugar
5 cups water
3/4 - 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice


Bring the peaches, sugar, and water to a boil, and then simmer until the sugar is dissolved, about 10 minutes. Using an immersion blender (or transferring the mixture to a blender), blend until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl or pitcher, pressing to extract as much juice as possible. Let cool completely then stir in the lemon juice. Serve over ice.

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  1. Hi Megan

    How do you peel peaches.

  2. Re: peeling peaches – blanch them in boiling water for about a minute and the skin slips right off! πŸ™‚

  3. This sounds yummy! I should pick some peaches up my next shopping trip.

  4. Yum! I can’t wait to try this, sounds so good.

  5. I love your new blog design!

  6. This looks really nice.
    I too, love the new design!

  7. Wow, this sounds delicious!! I’ve never thought of making my own flavored lemonade, what a great idea! I wonder if I could switch out the sugar for agave?

  8. Gasp! You made the WP switch!!! You give me courage. Still scared to death to switch. SO pretty- I’m updating my feed now πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks Katrina! And really, Lindsay (Purr Design) did it all – I did nothing! What do you mean when you say you’re updating your feed…do I have to tell other people to do that too?

  9. i got on here to say that candy made this yesterday and brought us some. IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! i could have had an entire pitcher’s worth!

    and while i’m here, i do love the new design! it looks so clean, fresh, and simple. professional, too:) love it!

    • Thanks Kristin, so glad you liked it! And thanks for the comments about the design as well! Did you show Paul? I warned him that the header he so kindly created for me was changing… πŸ™‚

  10. Sounds so refreshing and a nice change from lemon!

  11. I love peach yea but never thought of peach lemonade. Sounds so refreshing!

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  13. How many people does this serve?

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  15. Just made this this morning! It is so delicious, and so simple which makes it even better. Ireland is having a bit of a heatwave at the moment πŸ˜€ Off to a bbq this evening and this will go down a treat , thanks πŸ˜€

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