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Instant Pot Homemade Lemonade

Instant Pot Lemonade in a pitcher with ice and lemon slices

This Instant Pot Lemonade is a breeze to make and bursts with lemon flavor so pure and bright.  Make a little or make a lot!  Serve it with lots of ice or sparkling and fizzy.

Ingredients

Classic Lemonade

Raspberry Lemonade AKA Pink Lemonade

Peach Lemonade

Instructions

  1. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, and sugar to the pressure cooker pot; whisk to combine.  If making raspberry or peach lemonade, add the fruit now as well.
  2. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position.  Cook at high pressure for 1 minute for Classic Lemonade and 5 minutes for Raspberry or Peach Lemonade.
  3. When cooking is complete, use a quick release.  
  4. Whisk the liquid, then carefully pour it through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.  If making a flavored lemonade, press the fruit to extract as much flavor as possible from them.  This is now your lemon simple syrup for making small or large batches of lemonade.
  5. Pour the lemon simple syrup into a pint size mason jar and store it in the refrigerator.  It’s best to chill it completely before making a batch of Lemonade.
  6. To make a full batch of Lemonade, fill a pitcher with 3 ½ cups of cold water and lots of crushed ice.  Add the lemon simple syrup and stir to combine. Taste and add more water for a more mild lemon flavor, if needed.  
  7. To make smaller, individualized portions, add 4 – 6 tablespoons of the lemon syrup to 1 cup of ice water or sparkling/carbonated water.  Taste and add more syrup or water to adjust the taste if desired.  Add a cute straw and enjoy!

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Keywords: instant pot lemonade, flavored lemonade, homemade lemonade