Carson’s Stevia Lemonade, our son’s fast fresh beverage made with zero calorie sweetener.
My son Carson is 12 years old, and an absolute sweet tooth. For years, he has come home from school and immediately started sifting through the pantry, hunting for a sweet snack.
When no sugar is to be found he’ll ask, “Can I make lemonade?”
Me: “Baby, you don’t need all that sugar.”
Carson: “How about “Stevia Lemonade??”
I always give in.
After all, stevia is a natural zero calorie sweetener that tames his sweet tooth, at least until the next day.
Due to Carson’s persistent routine of hunting for sugary snacks, then making himself a beverage, he has gotten to be very very good at making Stevia Lemonade. So much so, that I thought I’d share his recipe with you today.
Honestly, Carson’s Stevia Lemonade is just as good as classic lemonade, without the guilt and the sugar high.
When using stevia in place of sugar, always add half the amount, because stevia is very strong.
Carson would tell you it’s important to mix the lemon juice and stevia together first, before adding the water. The acidity of the lemon juice breaks down the stevia quickly, allowing it to dissolve smoothly.
Carson’s Stevia Lemonade has become a favorite in our house. We are sure your kids (or you) will love it too!
Carson's Stevia Lemonade
- 1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice (8-10 juicy lemons)
- 1/2 cup powdered stevia
- 6 cups water
Pour the lemon juice into a pitcher. Stir the stevia into the lemon juice and continue stirring until the stevia has completely dissolved into the juice.
- Add the water, and stir well. Add ice and enjoy!
NOTE: I used Wholesome Stevia. Check your stevia brand conversion chart and use enough stevia to equal 1 cup of sugar.