Combine the refreshing taste of juicy canned or fresh peaches with light lemonade to make peach lemonade, a sweet sugar-free summer drink.
I was in the grocery store yesterday morning and as I walked by the produce section the fragrant smell of fresh peaches hit me. Oh goodness. I love fruit and veggies year-round, but there is just nothing in this world like the flavor of in-season produce. With that in mind, I’m bringing you my peach lemonade (although a would also be delicious right about now).
Today I’m showing you how to make it with canned peaches but fresh peaches work even better. The main benefit of canned peaches is that you can have this year-round. The instructions are the same no matter which you use, you’ll just peel and pit your fresh peaches first. I’ll be making mine with fresh peaches in July or August when the cling-free peaches come in because those are my favorite.
This peach lemonade recipe is sugar-free except for the natural sweetness of the peaches themselves and it’s a wonderfully delicious treat that will delight everyone! Don’t want to use Crystal Light? Use your favorite lemonade mix in its place, no worries.
Many fresh peach lemonade recipes simmer the peaches with water, granulated sugar, lemon zest, and fresh lemon juice before adding the lemonade. However, my recipe is sugar-free, so much easier and fruitier, and includes only 2 ingredients.
Let me show you how easy this is and then we can all take a break and chat at the end of the post.
- Can of peaches in juice or 3 to 4 fresh ripe peaches (peel and remove pits)
- Crystal Light lemonade
How to Make Peach Lemonade
Place peaches in a blender and puree until fully liquified.
Don’t drink this . I know it will be tempting. Okay, taste just a little bit :).
If you’re using fresh, in-season ripe peaches now is a great time to peel and eat one as a snack. I love fresh peaches but I cannot handle that fuzzy peel. Have you ever peeled and sliced a really sweet peach and then put it in a bowl and poured heavy cream over it? MMM!
Fill a 2-quart pitcher up halfway with water and stir in the lemonade mix until dissolved.
Add peach puree and stir well.
Place in fridge for a few hours to chill or serve over ice immediately.
INSTANT SUMMER! Click here to see this recipe with strawberries!
Now grab a glass of peach lemonade and step out onto the back porch with me for a bit.
The lemonade will eventually go flat, so you’ll want to store it in the fridge and drink your homemade lemonade within hours of making it. Fortunately, you can easily adjust the quantities to make more or less, depending on the occasion.
- You can use canned peaches in light syrup, but just know that this will add additional sugar.
- For extra fruit flavor, add 3 ounces of pineapple juice to your blender.
- Garnish with a fresh peach slice on the side of the glass and/or a lemon slice on top of the drink.
- To add some extra refreshing flavor, mash 10 or so fresh mint leaves and add them to the lemonade. You can also use a fresh mint sprig as a garnish.
- You can easily puree the peaches with another type of fruit to make a combo lemonade, like strawberry peach lemonade or peach mango lemonade.
- Quickly turn this into a peach cocktail by adding a shot of vodka, bourbon, or rum to your glass and stirring well.
- You can also use frozen peaches in this lemonade recipe. The bonus is that the are already cold, which equals less chilling time.
Check out these other refreshing summer drinks:
- 1 can peaches in juice, drained* 29 ounces
- 1 pouch Crystal Light lemonade enough to make 2 quarts
- Place peaches in a blender and puree until fully liquefied.1 can peaches in juice, drained*
- Fill a two-quart pitcher halfway with water and stir in the drink mix. Add peach puree and fill the rest of the way with cold water. Stir well.1 pouch Crystal Light lemonade
- Serve cold over ice.