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Strawberry Thyme Lemonade to Beat the Summer Heat

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This Strawberry Thyme Lemonade is so refreshing and perfect for summer. You’re going to love the flavor of this strawberry lemonade with thyme and crave more and more! Make certain that you serve over ice and top with a lemon slice for a delicious and fun flavor! We have so many more beverage recipes!

There is nothing like fresh squeezed lemon juice and perfectly ripened strawberries! Except maybe some fresh thyme or a sprig of thyme!

Check out our Copycat Strawberry Limeade Recipe as well!

This fun strawberry drink is perfect for cooling down in the summer while treating your taste buds to a unique and delicious beverage. It can really cool you down on a hot summer day!

Strawberry Thyme Lemonade

Since the majority of this recipe is strawberries, lemon juice, and water it’s so easy and simple to make! You just need to bring the simple syrup in a small saucepan to a boil and you’re well on your way!

This is one drink recipe that the boys and I love. It’s so refreshing and when I can use fresh strawberries from the garden or the Farmer’s Market, I’m in heaven over the flavor and the taste! I just love the tastes of summer!

Can you use sparkling water for this recipe?

You can but don’t have to. I would only use it in the end when I’m adding it to the blender and not when I’m mixing it over the stove. It could be a fun way to add a fun flavoring to the drink.

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Make it a Meal:

Now is the time to give meal planning a try! You can easily plan out your meals so that it’s less stress on you and the family during the week. When everyone knows what to expect for dinner, it’s nice and relaxing and fewer questions asked!

Main Dish: Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

Vegetable Side: Ginger Carrot Soup

Starch Side: Leftover Boiled Potatoes

Don’t forget Dessert: Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

Best Lemonade Recipes:

Once you make this Easy Lemonade Recipe, you’re going to realize that there are so many other flavors to try out! You need to be certain that you try a few more of my favorites that I’ve gathered up and listed for you below! You just can’t go wrong with lemonade sitting in the fridge, waiting to be enjoyed.

The flavor of this Orange Lemonade Mocktail is such a great flavor!

Don’t miss out on these Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes! A fast and simple dessert that the family will love.

The flavor of this Blueberry Lemonade Drink is such a great compliment to the summer heat!

If you love peaches, you’re not going to want to miss out on this Homemade Peach Lemonade Recipe!

Pair up some of these tasty beverages with some of these fun Lemon Desserts Your Family Will Love.

You’ll really like this Raspberry Lemonade Cheesecake recipe! Smooth and perfect for summer.

Make certain to try this Citrus Berry Cooler Mocktail as well. The kids will love the refreshing taste!

Can you use frozen strawberries for this drink?

You bet. I’ve used frozen strawberries before as well and it’s still delicious. Just know that the frozen strawberries will make it a bit thicker in texture so you’re going to have more of a slushie rather than lemonade. Either way, still good!

What’s the difference between pink lemonade and strawberry lemonade?

The two beverages have a similar appearance and can easily be mistaken for one another. However, the main difference lies in the flavor.

Pink lemonade is traditionally made by adding grenadine or cranberry juice to regular lemonade, which gives it a tart and slightly sweet taste.

On the other hand, strawberry lemonade is made by blending fresh strawberries with lemonade, resulting in a sweeter and more fruity taste.

Both drinks are refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day, so give them a try and see which one you prefer!

What can I add to lemonade to make it taste better?

You can try adding fresh fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, or even peaches. This will add a touch of sweetness and a burst of fruity flavor.

Another option is to add some fresh herbs like mint or basil, which can give your lemonade a unique and refreshing taste.

If you’re looking for a little bit of fizz, try adding some carbonated water or soda.

Additionally, you can experiment with different types of sweeteners or add a splash of fruit juice to your lemonade.

There are plenty of ways to enhance your lemonade and create the perfect summer drink.

Why do you put salt in lemonade?

It might seem counterintuitive, but a small amount of salt can actually enhance the flavor of lemonade. Salt can help to balance out the sweetness of the drink, making it taste more refreshing and less sweet.

Additionally, the salty flavor can help to accentuate the tartness of the lemon. So the next time you mix up a pitcher of lemonade, try adding a small pinch of salt to see how it affects the flavor.

You might be surprised at how much better your homemade lemonade tastes.

What makes lemonade so refreshing?

The key to its delightful taste is its perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors. The drink is made by combining freshly squeezed lemon juice with water and sugar or honey to taste.

It’s often served over ice and garnished with a lemon wedge or mint leaves.

Lemonade is not only delicious, but it’s also hydrating, making it an ideal drink to cool down on hot days. The acidity from the lemons gives it a tangy flavor that stimulates the taste buds and leaves you feeling invigorated.

These are the reasons why lemonade is such a refreshing and popular beverage.

Can lemonade be cooled by adding ice cubes into it?

The ice will lower the temperature of the drink, making it refreshingly chilled and even more enjoyable to quench your thirst with.

Some may argue that adding ice dilutes the flavor of the lemonade, but that can easily be avoided by using larger ice cubes or freezing lemonade in advance to use as ice cubes.

So go ahead, add some ice cubes to that lemonade and enjoy a cooling and delicious beverage.

Why do ice cubes float in a glass of lemonade?

Well, the primary reason is that ice is less dense than water. When water freezes, it expands and becomes less dense.

This lower density means that ice weighs less than the same volume of liquid water.

When you add an ice cube to a glass of lemonade, the lighter ice cube floats on top of the denser liquid below. This phenomenon is not only interesting to observe, but it also has practical advantages.

When ice cubes float in a drink, they keep the liquid colder without diluting it too quickly.

So, the next time you’re enjoying a tall glass of lemonade on a hot day, you can impress your friends with this scientific explanation of why your ice cubes are floating.

More Strawberry Recipes:

Strawberry Thyme Lemonade

Strawberry Thyme Lemonade

This lemonade recipe is a fast and easy way to make a refreshing drink.


  • 1 pound of fresh Strawberries
  • 8 - 10 sprigs of fresh Thyme
  • ½ cup of freshly squeezed Lemon Juice (this is about big lemons)
  • ½ cup of Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 + 4 cups of cold water
  • slice of strawberry, Thyme Sprigs and Lemon wedges for garnish (optional)


Bring the sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Do this over medium heat. Make sure that you're stirring to dissolve the sugar. Once done take off the heat and add in the thyme leaves. This needs to steep for 30 minutes or more. Once done let it cool to room temp.

Clean and take the stems off the strawberries. (saveabout 6 strawberries for later) Chop up the rest of the strawberries.

Put the thym syrup, chopped strawberries, salt, lemon juice, and another cup of water in the blender. Blend on high for a few minutes.

Add in the last 2 cups of water and mix.

Serve over ice and garnish.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 106mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 3gSugar: 22gProtein: 1g

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