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Carson’s Stevia Lemonade

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How To Make Lemonade: Carson’s Stevia Lemonade, our son’s fast fresh beverage made with zero calorie sweetener.

Carson's Stevia Lemonade Recipe #lowcarb #sugarfree
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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??”

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I always give in.

After all, stevia is a natural zero calorie sweetener that tames his sweet tooth, at least until the next day.

How To: Carson's Stevia Lemonade Recipe #lowcarb #sugarfree

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.

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How To Make Lemonade

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.

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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!

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Carson's Stevia Lemonade Recipe #lowcarb #sugarfree
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Carson's Stevia Lemonade

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
How To Make Lemonade - Our son's amazing lemonade with zero calorie sweetener! Just as delicious as classic lemonade recipe, without the calories.
Servings: 6 glasses


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice (8-10 juicy lemons)
  • 1/2 cup powdered stevia (or equal to 1 cup sugar)
  • 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.


Serving: 8ounces, Calories: 13kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 0g, Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 13mg, Potassium: 62mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin C: 23.6mg, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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18 comments on “Carson’s Stevia Lemonade”

  1. I really enjoy this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Exactly what I’ve been looking for. Thank you Carson and Carson’s mom, Sommer! I have all these lemons because I like keeping them in the kitchen but don’t want them to go to waste. And like Carson, I have a major sweet tooth but I’m on a strict diet.

  3. I’ve always loved good, tart lemonade, but also am someone who must keep an eye on his sugar intake and waistline. As such, I’ve found this to be a great recipe. I enjoy lemonade throughout the year, even in winter. Thanks to Carson for coming up with this idea.

  4. Fabulous! Best ever! Wonderful recipe! It’s gonna be 95° tomorrow & this lemonade will be a super hit! Thank you.

  5. Ran out of Minute Maid Just 15 Lemonade.  Had lemon juice and truvia on hand…. so this was perfect!

    Mixed it up and hubby tasted and said “This is MUCH better than that stuff you buy!”  
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  6. We had some neighbors give us some lemons from their daughter’s trees. Your recipe was the only one that sounded like one I’d try. I actually added a bit more water, and my family loves it! Thank you, this is now going to be my go-to recipe.

  7. I’m sure it’ll be great! All we have is the packets of organic Stevia.  So thank you and going to calculate! 

  8. Loved Carson’s recipe. Not sweet, but not too tart!.
    It’s now MY favourite lemonade recipe. I use Stevia in all my baking, and now I can use it to make lemonade. The less sugar I use in recipes, the happier I am.

  9. This lemonade is sooo refreshing and taste delicious!!

  10. What a refreshing drink. Makes me crave summertime! 

  11. I want to sip on this all summer long! LOVE!

  12. I’m sure my girls will love this just as much as Carson!

  13. I am with Carson on the sweet tooth! Definitely going to have to try his lemonade!

  14. I used stevia in the raw. I used the amount specified in the recipe, but it wasn’t sweet enough, and I was worried about adding more stevia, so I added 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup to balance it out. Still very sour, but that’s how I like it! It may have been because I was using raw stevia that it was so sour. I will have to try other kinds of Stevia to test that out. Bery yummy in the end. I am glad I found this recipe! I have been looking for a recipe that didn’t call for stevia extract, and this was perfect. Thank you!

  15. So easy to make and yummy! Thanks Carson, my kids loved it too!

  16. What type of powdered Stevia do you use? I could not possibly use 1/2 cup of the Nu-stevia that I keep on hand — 1/32 of a teaspoon is plenty for my smoothies — maybe 2 of those if I do not use sweet fruit. The recipe sounds very refreshing!

    • Hi Sanc!

      Most stevia powders are 1/2 cup per every 1 cup of sugar. However if your brand is higher in concentration, use whatever amount would equal 1 cup sugar.

      • I have made stevia lemonade by the glass for myself a few times before. The type of stevia powder I use is nearly 100% pure stevia. VERY strong! Probably similar to what Sanc is using. I agree, with that type I would be afraid to use more than 2 teaspoons for an entire pitcher. That said, stevia lemonade is very refreshing! Also, I like the tip of mixing the stevia and lemon juice first. If you’ve forgotten to do that, no worries! A little room temperature water will also help to dissolve it. Cheers!