Carson’s Stevia Lemonade

Must-Try! Carson's Stevia Lemonade Recipe #lowcarb #sugarfreeCarson’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??”

Making Carson's Stevia Lemonade Recipe #lowcarb #sugarfree

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.

How to Make Carson's Stevia Lemonade Recipe #lowcarb #sugarfree

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.

Zingy Carson's Stevia Lemonade Recipe #lowcarb #sugarfree

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 Best Stevia Lemonade Recipe #lowcarb #sugarfree

Carson's Stevia Lemonade Recipe #lowcarb #sugarfree
5 from 14 votes

Carson's Stevia Lemonade

Prep Time
2 mins
Total Time
2 mins
Carson's Stevia Lemonade Recipe - Our son's amazing lemonade with zero calorie sweetener! Just as delicious as classic lemonade, without the calories.
Servings: 6 glasses
Nutrition Facts
Carson's Stevia Lemonade
Amount Per Serving (8 ounces)
Calories 13
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Potassium 62mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin C 28.6%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice (8-10 juicy lemons)
  • 1/2 cup powdered stevia
  • 6 cups water


  1. 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.

  2. Add the water, and stir well. Add ice and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

NOTE:  I used Wholesome Stevia. Check your stevia brand conversion chart and use enough stevia to equal 1 cup of sugar.

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11 comments on “Carson’s Stevia Lemonade

  1. timposted May 18, 2019 at 3:54 pm Reply

    Most alternative sweeteners are mostly dextrose which has 100 glycemic index by definition. If you want to try pure stevia, you can buy it from various companies and it takes about 1/2 teaspoon to sweeten a cup of lemon juice to make 1/2 gallon of lemonade.

  2. Jenniferposted April 10, 2019 at 3:31 pm Reply

    This lemonade is sooo refreshing and taste delicious!!

  3. Becky Hardinposted April 10, 2019 at 12:18 pm Reply

    What a refreshing drink. Makes me crave summertime! 

  4. lauren kellyposted April 10, 2019 at 12:18 pm Reply

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

  5. Julieposted April 10, 2019 at 11:40 am Reply

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

  6. Erinposted April 10, 2019 at 11:34 am Reply

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

  7. Moposted September 7, 2018 at 4:57 pm Reply

    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!

  8. Saraposted August 13, 2017 at 3:13 pm Reply

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

  9. SanCposted July 12, 2017 at 7:46 am Reply

    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!

    • Sommerposted July 12, 2017 at 12:29 pm Reply

      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.

      • Valerieposted July 13, 2017 at 12:41 pm

        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!