This Homemade Sugar Free Lemonade is a quick, refreshing recipe, simple to whip up and a winner for any lunch, dinner or in fact anytime of the day.
Not too sweet and a real thirst quencher, using Monk fruit as the sugar free ingredient for sweetness.
So What is Monk Fruit?
Monk Fruit (an extract from dried fruit), is a sugar alternative that you can easily buy from your local supermarket and is what we’ve made the sugar syrup from to go into the Homemade Sugar free Lemonade recipe.
A nice pleasant tasting alternative to other artificial sweeteners that I’ve tried before..
It’s 100% natural sweetness, tastes just like sugar, plant based, gluten free, vegan and keto friendly.
Monk fruit is also known as “Luo Han Guo” or the “Buddha Fruit” and has been harvested for centuries by the monks in Southern China to make sweet , cooling drinks and remedies to promote longevity.
Even though I’ve only found out about Monk fruit recently, it can be used for baking, beverages and sprinkling on food. It’s a spoon for spoon like sugar alternative. I’m going to have to try it in baking too. Stay tuned.
For a great read on Monk fruit as a sugar free alternative I found this blog with some wonderful interesting facts. You can read more about it here.
4 Ingredient Homemade Sugar Free Lemonade recipe
- 3 lemons
- half cup monk fruit sweetener
- half cup water
- 4 cups sparkling water
Place a pot onto the stove and add the monk fruit and half a cup of plain water and bring to the boil. Allow to cool.
Cut and juice the 3 lemons and strain the seeds and pulp.
Pour strained juice into a jug.
After the syrup has cooled, pour into the jug with the lemon juice.
Add 4 cups of sparkling water and a handful of ice and stir well.
Add slices of lemon and a few sprigs of mint as a garnish.
Serve in glasses with ice and lemon slices and sprigs of mint to add colour.
The Monk fruit sweetener looks and tastes so much like sugar. A very fine consistency similar to that of castor sugar. When making the sugar syrup I suggest that you make only enough for the lemonade you want to whip up at the time. After boiling on the stove it seemed to go back to a crystalized state but I’ve kept it in the fridge to see if it will work in another fruit drink later on. Stay tuned.
Add lots of ice, slices of lime and a sprig of mint to make your Homemade Sugar Free Lemonade irresistible.