How to Make Lemonade with Stevia

Last Updated on February 25, 2021 by Ellen Christian

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Do you know how to make lemonade with stevia? If you want a low sugar summer drink, check out my stevia lemonade recipe.

I absolutely love flavored drinks like lemonade.  I try to watch how many I drink because they are generally either very high in calories or loaded with artificial sweeteners. 

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how to make lemonade with stevia

How to Make Lemonade with Stevia

One of my favorite drinks in the summer is lemonade but I don’t want to drink anything that’s loaded with high fructose corn syrup, sugar, or artificial sweeteners.  Since I didn’t want to give up my lemonade, I learned how to make lemonade with Stevia packets.

Stevia is an all-natural sweetener that works great in lemonade.  It comes from the Stevia rebaudiana plant that originated in South America.  The purified extract from the leaves has 200 times the sweetness of sugar and doesn’t raise your blood sugar level.

Best of all, there are absolutely NO calories in it. The plant doesn’t grow in Vermont as it’s a tropical plant, and I have had no luck whatsoever in trying to grow one.  

I just buy the powdered Stevia from the grocery store and use that. You can also purchase it in liquid form if you prefer.

a lemon and a citrus reamer on a cutting board

How do you make lemonade without sugar?

I like my lemonade tart so feel free to adjust the amount of water and the amount of Stevia that you add to your lemonade. If you’re used to sweeter drinks, you might want to add a bit more stevia.

Does stevia dissolve well in lemonade?

Yes, the powdered stevia dissolves well when you make lemonade with stevia. The acidity of the lemons helps break down the stevia powder and the result is absolutely delicious.

How to Make Lemonade with Stevia for a Delicious Summer Drink

Homemade lemonade ingredients

All you need are these simple ingredients to make lemonade with stevia.

  • 3 lemons
  • A few sprigs of peppermint or spearmint
  • 1 quart of water
  • 1 to 2 tsp of powdered Stevia

If you love freshly squeezed lemonade, I really find that a lemon reamer is a huge time saver. I really like this one because it keeps the seeds out of my drink.

Can I put stevia in my lemon water?

Sometimes, instead of making lemonade, I just slice a few slices of lemon and add them to my water. When I do that, I don’t add powdered stevia.

If you’re wondering how to make lemonade with liquid stevia, you can. I add liquid stevia drops at times instead of powder. They dissolve better. This is the brand I use.

lemon slices in water in a pitcher

Tips for making powdered lemonade with stevia

Just a few things you might want to have on-hand are a good citrus reamer and a glass beverage dispenser. That way, you’ll always have an ice-cold glass of lemonade when you want one.

You can also add a few mint leaves to your lemonade. This year, we added spearmint to our garden so I will have it fresh when I want it.

sliced lemons on a cutting board

Is there a Whole30 lemonade?

If you’re wondering if this recipe for making lemonade with stevia is Whole30 compliant, it is not. You cannot have stevia on the Whole30 diet.

You are not allowed to have any type of sweetener. About as close as you are going to get is sliced lemon in water for flavored lemon water.

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How to make lemonade with stevia

Yield: 4

How to Make Lemonade with Stevia

How to make lemonade with stevia

You won't believe how easy it is to make lemonade with stevia!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 lemons
  • a few sprigs of peppermint or spearmint
  • 1 quart of water
  • 1 to 2 tsp of Stevia

Instructions

  1. Juice the three lemons using a citrus reamer.
  2. Strain the seeds from the juice and put into a quart pitcher.
  3. Add cold water and 1 tsp of Stevia. Add more stevia until it is at the level of sweetness you like.
  4. Serve over ice with a slice of lemon and sprig of mint.

Notes

Adding the sprigs of peppermint or spearmint is optional.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 40Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g

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Now that you know how to make lemonade with Stevia will you try?

14 thoughts on “How to Make Lemonade with Stevia”

  1. What type of stevia did you use? There are so many out there! Dry? Liquid? Pure powder? Brand? Lemons are expensive here and I don't want to ruin a batch. My new citrus press arrives on Tuesday and I can't wait to get to use it.
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    • Hi Anita - I used dry stevia packets. I'm not brand specific. I have used Truvia and Zing before with the same results. You will need to taste to see when it's sweet enough to your taste. Everyone likes it differently. Hope you enjoy!
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  2. Thanks for the idea.  As far as growing stevia, I live in Fairbanks , Alaska and I grow it every year.  It is in my garden right now and will be used fresh or dried and used during the year.  It is a very hardy plant. 
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    • That's wonderful to know. I have always wanted to grow it but have had no luck. Did you start from seed or purchase a plant?
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      • Both.  I bought these at one of our greenhouses because I am a bit overwhelmed with our chicken project and didn't get a chance to start them this year. As you walk by these plants, just pull off a leaf and suck on it.  We also dry it and drop it in with simmering tea.  I hope stevia doesn't turn out to be carcinogenic or something, because I will be royally screwed. I looked on the web for articles like yours because I do drink a lot of hot and cold organic green tea and mix in other teas for flavor.  Unfortunately, tea is tied to causing kidney stones, but lemons undo the harm, so it's a win-win for me.
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  3. I have never made my own lemonade, yes I would love to try it. I have never tried Stevia either, right now I use Splenda as my go to sweetener.
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  4. Yum! That looks amazing, Ellen! Thanks for linking up with It's a Mom's Life. I hope you'll join us next week too!
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  5. Yummm, I haven't even had lemonade in awhile now. This sounds great and will have to try making it with this. We usually use the artificial sweeteners for our coffee, just haven't tried this as of yet
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