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Two glasses of lemonade with a filled glass pitcher

Lemonade Concentrate, Made in the Instant Pot

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot lemonade, lemonade concentrate
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
cooling time in the refrigerator: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 26 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Cindy Rainey
This lemonade concentrate is so easy to make with freshly squeezed lemon juice, sugar, and your pressure cooker. Make it in minutes for a fresh authentic lemonade taste.
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  • Pressure Cooker
  • lemon juicer


  • 2 cups lemon juice about 8-10 lemons
  • cups sugar
  • ½ Tablespoon lemon zest (1½ teaspoons)


  • Squeeze the lemons to get fresh juice. You will want to use a lemon juicer with this amount of fresh lemon juice needed.
  • Strain out any seeds or pulp.
  • Add the ingredients to the inner pot of a pressure cooker. I used the Instant Pot 6 quart.
  • Close the lid and the venting according to the manufacturer's directions.
  • Using the manual setting, set the timer for 1 minute on high pressure.
  • It will take at least 10 minutes to come to pressure. After it has come to pressure and counted down the minute, carefully do a quick release following the manufacturer's directions.
  • Using mitts, carefully pour the lemonade concentrate into a container with a lid. Refrigerate for about 6 hours or until very cold.
  • Just like the frozen lemonade concentrate you can find in your freezer section, the ratio to 3:1. Fill a large pitcher with a little over 6 cups of water and ice. Add the concentrate and stir. You can also do a single serving with six ounces of water and two ounces of concentrate.


Time coming to pressure is included in the prep time.


Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg