Treat yourself to a delicious, icy glass of Sugar Free Stevia Sweetened Mint Lemonade! This refreshing, healthier, 4-ingredient, spring and summer drink is the perfect afternoon beverage or fun drink for BBQ’s, potlucks and summertime festivities.
You don’t need loads of sugar for this classic drink!
In fact, you don’t need any sugar at all! Sure, you could use local raw honey to sweeten your lemonade, but even though honey is a natural sweetener, it’s still a “sugar”.
I’m not saying honey sweetened isn’t delicious – it is! But I’ve cut way back in my natural sweeteners intake and have been using a lot more stevia in combination with less natural sweetener or completely subbing the sweetener out and replacing it with stevia.
When the warmer weather hits, we all want to reach for a glass of something refreshing.
There’s nothing like a tall glass of icy goodness to sip on in the afternoon on a hot day.
I always have my portioned out daily water to drink.
To make sure I get the amount of water that I need for my body, I have to portion it out everyday into quart mason jars (I fill them up twice which is what works best for my body). This is the only thing I have found that helps me remember to drink enough water.
But honestly, sometimes drinking room temperature water gets boring and I want something more refreshing to sip on.
But there’s something so special and nostalgic about lemonade. When spring and summer hits, I crave this mouthwatering drink.
When I was a young girl, my mom took us back to Iowa to visit her family. I had never been there and she hadn’t been back to visit since she was a young girl.
We had the best time visiting our family. Our relatives made our experience so special while we were there. They took us to eat wonderful food in the Amish Amana Colonies area, we went to a cheese factory and got bags of fresh cheese curds, we explored the corn fields picking a huge black garbage bag-full of fresh corn and went back to feast on it for dinner.
Such special memories!
But one thing that stood out to me and my mom for many years to come was the Iowa State Fair Lemonade.
We loved it! Of course it was full of sugar, but my goodness it was so special and perfect. My mom recreated it when we went back home and always made it for all spring and summer family gatherings or festivities.
I can almost taste it if I close my eyes and I hold onto these priceless memories of my mom since she’s no longer with me earth-side.
Since my childhood, lemonade has been a favorite. It’s a must for me during the summertime especially.
I love to serve lemonade on special occasions like Easter, Mother’s Day and the Fourth of July.
This sugar free lemonade is fun for the whole family!
It’s perfect for celebrations because it’s non-alcoholic and both kids and adults alike love it. This version uses filtered water, organic freshly squeezed lemon juice, liquid stevia and fresh organic mint. That’s it!
It’s delicious served over ice for that classic feel and can be garnished with lemon slices or fresh mint.
Sugar Free Stevia Sweetened Mint Lemonade
Sugar Free Stevia Sweetened Mint Lemonade
Yield 8 cups
Treat yourself to a delicious, icy glass of Sugar Free Stevia Sweetened Mint Lemonade! This refreshing, healthier, 4-ingredient, spring and summer drink is the perfect afternoon beverage or fun drink for BBQ's, potlucks and summertime festivities.
- 8 cups filtered water
- 1/2 cup fresh organic lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp liquid stevia (<-- I recommend and use this brand)
- 1/2 cup fresh organic mint leaves
- Lots of ice made from filtered water - optional
- Add water, lemon juice, stevia and mint leaves to a very large pitcher or 8-cup/half gallon mason jar. Give it a vigorous stir and place it in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours.
- Serve chilled over ice. Enjoy!
- Storage: Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. If you're storing the lemonade over night, remove the mint as it will become brown and not so pretty.
- If you prefer using essential oils for the mint addition, omit the mint and use 1-2 drops therapeutic-grade spearmint Vitality™ dietary essential oil (<-- this is the ONLY brand I trust and use). For a lavender version, omit the mint and use lavender Vitality™ dietary essential oil instead.
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