Ginger Lemonade Made With Whole Lemons

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Dairy Free
    Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
    Nut Free
  • Soy Free
    Soy Free
  • Blender

We had some friends over for dinner last night. It was a beautiful, balmy evening on the deck with fresh food and fabulous company. We decided to make use of the huge bowl of lemons we'd been given by our neighbor and make lemonade.

The secret ingredient to this lemonade is to blend in a whole lemon. The zest and pith adds an aromatic citrus essence, a depth of flavor, and tartness, and the ginger adds back-end zing. I've sweetened this with coconut nectar, but you can use maple syrup, or any other sweetener.

The lemonade will be frothy right after you blend it. Just chill in the fridge, and the froth will settle. If you're not a fan of ginger, mint or lavender is delicious. Add to taste.

Ginger Lemonade Made With Whole Lemons

Ginger Lemonade Made With Whole Lemons

Serves 4 to 610 MINS
  • 4 cups (960ml) filtered water
  • 1 cup (240ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) coconut nectar or pure maple syrup
  • 1 medium lemon, skin on, scrubbed, cut, and seeded
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger, plus more to taste
  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blast on high until the whole lemon is completely pulverized. The mixture will be frothy. Tweak ginger to taste.
  2. Transfer to a sealed container in the fridge to chill and allow the froth to settle.
  3. Serve over ice.

Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak


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