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Lemon Shake-Ups

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Lemon shake-ups are a favorite refreshing drink this time of year. Normally, we get them at fairs and festivals, but now you can make them at home too!

Glass jar with homemade lemonade shake up with bits of lemon and plenty of ice, ready to drink.

If you like fresh lemonade, you are going to love these lemon shake ups. They only take a couple of ingredients and a couple of minutes to make.

During the summer, every fair, festival, and carnival has a lemon shake-up booth. And for good reason, they are delicious.

Ingredients including fresh lemon, sugar, ice, and water ready to be made into lemon shake up.

There is nothing like the super cold, sweet, and tart drink. Plus, you just know you are going to have a good time when you have one in your hand.

Until recently, we only got them at events. Then we learned how easy they are to make at home.

Quart jar with homemade lemonade inside and plastic lid on top after it has been shook to dissolve the sugar.

Now we are going to have to buy lemons every week so we can keep making them. This is the official drink of our summer.

You will have to make some too. They are perfect for pool parties, sipping on the deck, or taking your lemonade stand to the next level.

More Great Refreshing Drink Recipes

If you prefer to make your lemonade by the pitcher, you should make some homemade pink lemonade or fresh squeezed blackberry lemonade. Both are refreshing and delicious.

Jar of refreshing homemade lemon shake up with a straw, ready to drink.

Or make some of my grandma’s slushy peach punch or maybe some aloha punch if you have larger crowds. Both are sized for a punch bowl or a 2 gallon dispenser.

Glass quart jar filled with lemon halves, ice, and homemade lemon shake up with straw, ready to drink.

Lemon Shake-Ups

Servings: 2 Servings
Author: Carlee
Summer just got a whole lot more refreshing now that you know you can make your own homemade lemonade shake ups. They taste just like at the fair, but better because you can have them at home. They are simple to make and super delicious.
5 from 1 rating
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • ice
  • water


  • Put the sugar in the bottom of a quart jar.
    ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • Squeeze the lemon juice into the jar, putting the remaining rinds into the jar.
    1 lemon
  • Add enough ice to fill the jar. Then add water, leaving and inch or two of the jar empty.
  • Put the lid on the jar and shake until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Enjoy!



Serving: 1ServingCalories: 112kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 75mgFiber: 2gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 12IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 0.3mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Friday 7th of June 2024

This was easy and delicious.