Sugar Free Lemonade

Keto and diabetic friendly lemonade recipe using monk fruit simple syrup.

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lemonade recipe

I had to share this recipe for sugar free lemonade because it could be the perfect drink for the summer. All you have to do is remove cane sugar and swap in monk fruit sweetener and bam, the recipe is perfect for diabetics and totally keto. Monk fruit is the ultimate sub for cane sugar because it measures 1:1 and taste just like the real deal.

If you want more keto recipes with zero carb sweeteners check out Dessi’s low carb biscotti.

Sugar free lemonade

How To Make Sugar Free Lemonade

The first step in making keto lemonade is to make the simple syrup. Just combine 1.5 cups each of monk fruit sweetener with water in a small pot. Set the pot over medium heat and cook until the monk fruit has dissolved, about 5-7 minutes. Remove and let cool at room temperature.

Go ahead and squeeze 1.5 cups of fresh lemon juice in a large bowl or pitcher, this will take about 10 lemons. Freshly squeezed is so much better than lemon juice concentrate because the essential oils from the skin are loaded with flavor.

Add 3 cups of cold water to the lemon juice along with 1 cup of cooled simple syrup. If you are in a hurry you can toss some ice in the simple syrup. Mix well and taste the lemonade, I like it on the tart side so feel free to add 1/2 cup more syrup if needed.

To serve, muddle or smash some blueberries and mint in the bottom of a glass using a fork, pour in some ice, and top with sugar free lemonade.

How Long Will Lemonade Last?

Homemade lemonade will last 5-7 days in the fridge, just make sure not to put any fruit in the pitcher or it won;t last more than 2-3 days. Lemonade actually gets better when you chill it 2-3 hours after making, if you can wait that long!.

Make sure to check out my other keto and diabetic friendly recipes:


lemonade recipe

Sugar Free Lemonade

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemonade, sugar free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 4 cups
Author: Bobby Parrish

This lemonade recipe uses a simple syrup made fro monk fruit which makes it perfect for diabetics and the keto diet.



  • 1.5 cups monk fruit sweetener
  • 4.5 cups filtered water
  • 1.5 cups fresh lemon juice about 10 lemons
  • Fresh mint & blueberries optional

If Making Strawberry Lemonade From Facebook, Use This Recipe

  • 1.5 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 4.5 cups filtered water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 8 large strawberries fresh or frozen & thawed


For The Sugar Free Version

  1. Add the monk fruit and 1.5 cups of water to a small pot. Cook over medium heat until the sweetener is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Turn heat off pot and let cool to room temperature or add some ice if you want to cool it quickly.

  2. Meanwhile, juice 1.5 cups of lemon juice in a bowl or pitcher add add 3 cups of water to it. Add 1 cup of the simple syrup and check for seasoning. I find this is the perfect balance, but if you want it sweeter add the remaining 1/2 cup of simple syrup. To serve, muddle or smash some blueberries and mint in the bottom of a glass using a fork, pour in some ice, and top with sugar free lemonade. Enjoy!

For The Strawberry Version From Facebook

  1. Add 1.5 cups of fresh lemon juice and 4.5 cups water to a large pitcher or bowl. Add the maple syrup and strawberries. Use a stick blender or transfer mixture to a blender and blend on high for 20 seconds.

  2. Check for seasoning, you may want more maple syrup. Serve immediately or allow to cool in fridge for 1 hour. Will keep in the fridge for 3 days.

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