A modern twist on a classic! This easy 3 ingredient Instant Pot Lemonade recipe is sure to keep you and your family quenched all summer long.
A modern take on the quintessential summer quencher. But you can handle this, I know you can!
Change isn't scary!
This recipe came about because 2 years ago, I shared my recipe for Pressure Cooker Iced Tea, and you awesome foodies have made it one of my most viewed and shared recipes! An astonishing 190,000 shares - last time I checked!!
I owed it to my awesome readers to produce an exciting summer drink that can be made in the Instant Pot!
This recipe is dedicated to hot summers and sweet tan lines.
Instant pot lemonade tips + tricks
ZEST your lemons. Do the entire lemon, get all that bright yellow business off of them. The more zest, the stronger the flavour. Lemon juice adds lemon flavour and sourness, whereas the zest adds a complex, fresh, bright lemon flavour.
USE honey. Lemons and honey are a match made in heaven. Do it. Trust me. I use local honey, because I love to support my local economy, and can you actually beat fresh local honey? I think not!
BE careful. Dang, that microplane is sharp as hell. And lemon juice burns when it gets in a cut. Ask me how I know! Haha
YOU don't really need to blend it. You can skip the blending and simply strain out the zest, OR be a rebel and leave it in, without blending or straining. I have the Mercedez-Blendz sitting on my counter at all times, so I use it whenever and where I can.
SERVE it over ice. Lemonade just needs to be served on ice. It can't be the quintessential thirst quencher without ice.
So here's to you, to a long hot summer, and delicious, healthy, homemade lemonade!
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The quintessential summer drink is back with a modern twist! This 3 ingredient Instant Pot Lemonade drink recipe is easy, healthy, and sure to be loved by your family ALL summer!
- 4 lemons
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 4 cups water
- Start by making the syrup. Zest all the lemons, but be careful!
- Add 1/2 cup water, honey, and lemon zest to pressure cooker liner.
- Halve your lemons, and juice them into the pressure cooker too, discard the juiced hull.
- Close pressure cooker, and set to cook for 5 minutes on high pressure with natural steam release.
- Once the syrup is done, add it to your blender and blend until smooth. Alternatively, you can skip the blender and simply strain out the lemon zest - this will give you a more translucent lemonade
- Mix the syrup with 4 cups of filtered water.
- Serve chilled, and preferably on ice!
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Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 30gProtein: 1g