Keto Friendly Lemonade + Video

Published on Jun 2, 2019
Updated on Nov 4, 2019

Ice on a table with two lemons & a jar of lemonade
This Keto friendly lemonade is made of five all-natural ingredients and is sugar-free. A perfect thirst-quenching refresher that’s completely guilt-free!

Jar of lemonade with ice

The Keto Diet is all the rage these days – but if you’re like me,  your desire for crisp, cool, and sweetly refreshing lemonade is raging as well! Well I’ve got great news – you can have your lemonade and drink it too, even while eating Keto!

This recipe serves up a generous 32 ounce portion of citrusy goodness, and yet contains just 5 carbs (and 12 calories, if you’re counting).

Let’s Talk Ingredients.

Here are the preferred ingredients that we use & why we like them.

Jar of organic lemon juice

I’ve tried a number of different brands of Stevia, and the NOW Better Stevia (liquid) is my favorite. I find it to be sweet, without having a strong aftertaste like some brands.

Bottle of Organic Better Stevia

If you have time and fresh lemons and limes on your hand, freshly squeezed juice is awesome. But if you’re like me and love time saving shortcuts, give bottled lemon juice and bottled lime juice a try!

In addition to being faster, it’s also more affordable. I recommend looking for a brand that is free of preservatives and contains just one ingredient: juice. Lakewood is a good brand, as is Santa Cruz.

Jar of organic lime juice

I prefer to use a mixture of lemon and lime juice, but I’ve found that using only lemon juice or only lime juice produces an equally delicious drink.

How to Make Keto Friendly Lemonade (step-by-step)

  1. Gather your ingredients. You’ll need: lemon juice, lime juice, erythritol, and stevia.
  2. Add lemon juice
  3. Add lime juice
  4. Add erythritol
  5. Add liquid stevia
  6. Follow with ice
  7. Add water
  8. Stir & enjoy!
  9. See directions in the recipe card for making a large batch of concentrate.

Step-by-step collage of how to make keto friendly lemonade

Is it okay to drink this lemonade while on a Keto diet?

  • Absolutely! Because this Keto Friendly Lemonade is sweetened with Stevia (an herb) and Erythritol (a natural, sugar free sweetener), it contains no sugar and very few carbs, making it perfectly suitable for a Keto lifestyle.

How long will the lemonade last?

  • Outside of the fridge, you can expect this Keto Lemonade recipe to stay fresh for at least 24 hours, meaning you can carry it around with you throughout the day! The naturally occurring Vitamin C contained in the lemon and lime juice is a wonderful antioxidant, and antioxidants are great at preserving freshness.
  • When stored in the fridge, the lemonade will stay fresh for about a week.

Ice on a table with two lemons & a jar of lemonade

Is lemonade good for hydration?

  • That depends on the recipe! Lemonade recipes that are loaded with sugar are typically going to do a less than stellar job at hydrating. Dumping a load of sugar into the body is going to require a lot of work from your cells, and you might actually end up even more thirsty than you were before you had the sugary lemonade.
  • This Keto Friendly Lemonade recipe however, is a real winner in the hydration department! It contains zero sugar, and will likely replenish you even better than plain water would, thanks to the trace amounts of potassium found in the lemon and lime juice. Potassium is part of the electrolyte family, and electrolytes help to maintain the delicate balance of water inside and outside of your cells.If you want to take the hydrating power of this Lemonade up an extra notch, adding several drops of a Trace Minerals supplement works great.

Can you freeze lemonade?

  • You sure can! Just be sure to leave enough empty space in your storage container to allow for the lemonade to expand as it freezes. In fact, enjoying a slushy, semi-frozen lemonade is one of the most refreshing things imaginable on a hot Summer day!

Want to make a large batch of Lemonade Concentrate all at once?

  • I’ve got you covered! Head to the recipe notes & you’ll find the recipe to make enough concentrate for 10 (quart-sized) servings of lemonade!

Jar of lemonade concentrate

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Keto Friendly Lemonade

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Keto, Lemonade
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 11 kcal
Author: Steve

This keto friendly lemonade is made of five all-natural ingredients and refined sugar-free. A perfect thirst-quenching refresher that's completely guilt-free!



  • 1.5 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1.5 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1 Tsp Erythritol
  • 0.25 Tsp Liquid Stevia I prefer NOW Better Stevia Liquid
  • 1 Pinch Cayenne Pepper (optional)


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a quart size (32 ounce) mason jar, cover with a lid, and shake well.

  2. For an extra kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper. It adds a surprisingly nice touch.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Want to make a large batch of Lemonade Concentrate all at once?


I've got you covered! In fact, this is my preferred way to do it since I usually want several jars of lemonade a week & want to eliminate as much hassle as possible. In the past we've lined up six to eight quart-sized mason jars and made batches in bulk that way. The problem is that it took up too much space in the fridge.


To make enough concentrate for around ten 1-quart servings of lemonade, add the following ingredients to a 1-quart mason jar:


1.25 Cup Lemon Juice
1.25 Cup Lime Juice
2 Tbsp. NOW Better Liquid Stevia
10 Tsp. Erythritol Powder


Simply add 1/3 Cup of concentrate to a quart size mason jar, fill the remainder of the jar with water, and stir.

Nutrition Facts
Keto Friendly Lemonade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 11
% Daily Value*
Sodium 50mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 15.4mg19%
Calcium 30mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Update notes: This recipe was originally posted in 2017, but was published again in 2019 to include step-by-step photos & directions, nutritional information, expert tips, and a recipe video.

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15 comments about “Keto Friendly Lemonade + Video

  1. Kiwi

    Hi. I’m confused. If you put 2.5 cups of liquid in for the concentrate and you scoop out 1/3 cup for each serving/jar/glass, how are you able to get 10 quarts out of it? Seems to me it would be a little less than 3 1-cup servings. IDK; I’m shot at math. If could clarify, that’d be great. Thank you!

    1. Bridget

      The concentrate is exactly that, concentrated amounts of the juice, that need to be watered down in order to taste like lemonade. Otherwise you’re just getting straight lemon juice. You take 1/3 Cup of that concentrate, put it in a 1-quart jar and fill the jar the rest of the way with water.

      You’re not drinking the concentrate as is, you have to add water to it.

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Sedika! The last picture is of the lemonade concentrate, rather than the mixed, ready to drink lemonade, so that’s why it’s darker/cloudier. :)

  2. Anuradha

    Can we use milk in keto diet because in keto we only have milk products like paneer etc then why not milk?

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Anuradha, I think the decision on whether or not to use milk as part of a keto diet comes down to a number of factors, including the type of milk (some milks are very high in carbs, while others are not), how much of the milk is consumed at a time, and how many carbs a person is trying to stay under each day.

      Even though cheeses are made from milk, cheese is generally lower in carbs because cheese consists primarily of fat and protein. Hope that helps!

    1. Yvonne

      Cynthia, collagen sounds like it’d be a great addition and I don’t see why not! The collagen powder that I use seems to dissolve in just about everything and is virtually tasteless, so I’m sure it’d be great in this lemonade. Let me know if you give it a try!

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Ruth! .10 teaspoon translates to about 10 drops (if using liquid) or to a pinch if using dry ingredients. .33 teaspoon translates to about 32 drops of liquid, or 1/3 of a teaspoon, which could be rounded up to 1/2 teaspoon or rounded down to 1/4 teaspoon if you like. Hope that helps and thanks for the question!

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