Instant Pot Lemonade

Instant Pot lemonade is a tangy, refreshing drink you can make right in your pressure cooker. This classic will keep you cool all spring and summer long!

Instant pot lemonade shown in a glass jar with ice cubes and two striped paper straws

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Is there anything better than an ice cold glass of lemonade on a scorching summer day?

The answer is yes!

Being able to have a homemade version with barely any work what so ever.

And that’s what this Instant Pot recipe gives you: a tasty, tart drink with barely any work at all!

Instant pot lemonade shown in a glass jar with ice cubes and two striped paper straws

Ingredients

To make this you’ll need:

  • Lemon juice– Freshly squeezed lemon juice is hands down the best in this.
  • Sugar– Granulated.
  • Water– You need water to tone down the pucker from the lemon juice.
  • Ice– Optional if you chill the lemonade prior to serving it.

Instant pot lemonade shown in two glass jars with ice cubes and two striped paper straws

How to Make

Thanks to the Instant Pot, this is so easy to make.

To do it, start by juicing your lemons. I highly recommend using a citrus press for this. 

You can do this directly over your Instant Pot straight into the liner. Discard seeds/pulp.

hand holding shown pouring lemon syrup into a pitcher full of ice water

However, if you are using bottled lemon juice, skip pressing the lemons. Just shake it well to combine then measure out and add the two cups to the liner of the pot.

Then stir the sugar in until the juice and sugar are evenly combined.

Secure the lid, set the vent valve to the closed setting, and pressure cook for 1 minute.

Once the timer beeps, do a quick release prior to removing the lid and stirring the thickened syrup.

hand holding shown pouring lemon syrup into a pitcher full of ice water

Add the ice and water to a large pitcher.

Pour in the syrup, stirring and tasting as you go, until the desired sweetness is reached. You may not use all the syrup, or you may, whatever your preference is ok!

Adjust the water or lemony syrup as needed.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

a glass pitcher full of instant pot lemonade over ice with a metal stir stick in it

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes, if you are having a gathering or party or simply want to have a pitcher of lemonade ready to go you can make this ahead.

Just add it to the pitcher but omit the ice. Then refrigerate it until it’s cool and serve when you are ready.

Tips and Tricks

  • While freshly squeezed lemon juice is best, you can shortcut this even more by using bottled lemon juice.
  • If you are watching your sugar intake, feel free to substitute your favorite sugar free sweetener.
  • Make sure to discard any pulp or seeds.

Instant pot lemonade shown in a glass jar with ice cubes and two striped paper straws

Other Lemonade Flavored Recipes You’ll Love

This Instant Pot lemonade hits the spot on any hot day! Make it when the weather gets hot to cool off and enjoy!

Looking for other lemonade flavored or inspired recipes? Try these:

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Instant pot lemonade shown in a glass jar with ice cubes and two striped paper straws

Instant Pot Lemonade

Instant Pot lemonade is a tangy, refreshing drink you can make right in your pressure cooker. This classic will keep you cool all spring and summer long!
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Course: Beverage, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 207kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups lemon juice fresh pressed, if possible
  • 2 cups sugar

For Serving

  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups ice

Instructions

  • If using fresh pressed lemon juice, make sure to strain it to remove any seeds or pulp. You can do this directly over your instant pot straight into the liner. Discard seeds/pulp.
  • If using bottled juice, shake it well to combine then measure out and add the two cups to the liner of the pot.
  • Add the sugar, and stir until the juice and sugar are evenly combined.
  • Add the lid, set the vent valve to the closed setting, and pressure cook for 1 minute.
  • Once the timer beeps, immediately perform a quick release- carefully opening the valve to release the steam but avoiding the hot steam.
  • Stir the thickened syrup.
  • To a large pitcher add the ice and water. Pour in the syrup, stirring and tasting as you go, until the desired sweetness is reached. You may not use all the syrup, or you may, whatever your preference is ok!
  • Adjust the water or lemony syrup as needed.
  • Serve immediately & enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

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