The easiest, healthiest raspberry lemonade recipe you will find. With NO artificial sugar and only 3 ingredients, it’s perfect for a crowd.
I think this raspberry lemonade recipe is the easiest, healthiest mocktail I’ve made so far. It uses minimal ingredients and has no artificial sugar at all. I used dates to sweeten the already deliciously sweet raspberries.
Why the dates? I was using my easy date syrup to sweeten a drink one day and decided to try normal dates in one of my mocktail recipes. Even I was surprised by the result! The flavour combination of the raspberries, dates and tangy lemon is just delicious.
This is such an easy mocktail too! It has only 3 ingredients, plus water if you’d prefer a still lemonade or sparkling water if you like bubbles!
Raspberry Lemonade – Still or Sparkling?
This is really up to you. Personally, I love bubbles in everything so I always make the sparkling version. For me bubbles = something a little more special. Traditional lemonade however, is always served still. So if you’re into making things in traditional ways – go for the still! Either tastes great.
Can I use frozen raspberries for this lemonade?
Yes! I know raspberries can be super expensive, and buying them frozen definitely saves some dollars. The great news is that, yes, you can definitely use frozen for this recipe. Just make sure they are thawed before using or you may end up with a virgin raspberry margarita…which does sound delicious mind you!
I used regular pitted packet dates and they worked a charm. Medjool dates would also taste fabulous. If you dates are very firm and your blender isn’t high speed, you might want to soak them in the some boiling for 5 minutes before blending with the raspberries and lemon juice.
I hope you enjoy making the raspberry lemonade recipe as much as I enjoyed creating it.
Raspberry Lemonade Recipe
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 1-2 teaspoons vanilla essence opt
- 4-5 cups still or sparkling water
- Blend raspberries, dates, lemon juice, and vanilla essence (if using) in a high-speed blender.
- Strain. The mixture will be quite thick so use the back of a wooden spoon to push the mixture through.
- Pour mixture into a serving jug and add some lemon slices.
- Top with water for a still lemonade or sparkling water if you prefer bubbles.
- Stir well and serve over ice.
NUTRITIONAL VALUES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE CARBS FROM SUGAR ALCOHOLS.