Copycat McDonald’s Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Jump To Recipe Team Team December 16, 2020

Imagine the refreshing taste of a chilled strawberry and lemon mix! Wait until you have a sip of our version of McDonald’s Strawberry Lemonade! No need for a drive-thru, takeout, or delivery. Bring in the McCafe, and mix this tropical drink on your very own kitchen bar!

Aside from lemonade, there are tons of tropical drinks mixed up for you on our site! We have iced-cold floats, homemade juices, and thirst-quenching punches, too! Make sure to try these easy-to-mix recipes at home!

But for now, let’s talk about our luscious strawberry lemonade inspired by McDonald’s.

What Is Pink Lemonade?

Food chains, bars, and restaurants would always have the famous pink lemonade on their menu. This pink drink is usually made of cranberry juice, lemon squeeze, and a drop of food dye. It’s refreshingly sour and sweet at the same time. If you’re thirsty and curious, try our Old-Fashioned Pink Lemonade Recipe, and whip up this easy mix!

For this recipe, we used strawberries and lemon mix that gives off that fruity, sweet and tangy flavor when you drink it, especially when you serve it chilled. You can also use raspberries when making a refreshing drink like what we did in our Fresh Lemonade with Raspberry Ice Cubes Recipe.

How To Make Strawberry Lemonade

This easy lemonade recipe from your favorite McDonald’s drinks menu is one of the most popular refreshing drinks there is. Kids love this drink and adults enjoy it too! It’s your perfect thirst-quencher this hot summer season.

In making this strawberry drink, we suggest making your drink mix using a drink mixer or blender. But in the case that you don’t have one at home, check out our CAQs section down below to learn how to make this drink without a blender.

If you want to mix other strawberry juice you can try our classic Strawberry Lemonade Recipe. You can also turn this recipe into a Strawberry Punch with ginger ale.

Since this is a dyed drink, don’t hesitate to experiment with other colors for your drinks! Aside from pink or red, you can also use purple, green, yellow, or blue. Look at our cute and sweet juice called Unicorn Lemonade! We also suggest that you top your drink with other fresh fruits like mango, kiwi, or tangerines!

You can also use some sparkle by using assorted colors of sugars and other sweeteners! This homemade lemonade is definitely perfect for parties and picnics with the whole gang and family, especially if you want those colorful and refreshing yet nonalcoholic drinks.

Aside from refreshing drinks, we also have amazing dessert recipes like Lemon Cheesecake with Strawberry Glaze and Glazed Strawberry Lemon Streusel Muffins that are both must-try recipes infused with strawberry-lemon flavors!

Other Must-Try Mcdonald’s Drinks

Aside from McDonald’s best lemonade drink, McCafe also offers a good deal of other drinks like their McDonald’s Chocolate Chip Frappe, McDonald’s Shamrock Chocolate Chip, McDonald’s Shamrock Shake, and many more other drinks from their McCafe menu! You’ll definitely satisfy your sweet tooth!

You can even have this lemonade drink with your favorite meals on the McDonald’s menu such as McDonald’s McChicken, McDonald’s Buttermilk Crispy Tenders, McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets. This refreshing pink lemonade is so convenient to mix, and all ingredients are just inches away from your fridge.

Make these must-try copycat recipes from your favorite fast food and start with serving this refreshing cold drink for your next hangout!

How To Make Copycat McDonald's Strawberry Lemonade

This refreshingly sweet and tangy Strawberry Lemonade is so easy to mix, perfect for this summer season! Top this with your favorite berries and you’re good to go!

Prep: 5 mins
Total: 2 mins


  • 16 oz lemonade
  • 2 tbsp strawberry topping
  • 2 cup ice cubes


  1. If using a powder mix, prepare the lemonade as directed.
  2. Blend the lemonade and ice cubes together.

  3. Place strawberry topping in a glass then, pour in the lemonade.

  4. Serve it chilled and enjoy!



  • Calcium: 7mg
  • Calories: 153kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 39g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Sodium: 29mg
  • Sugar: 31g
  • Vitamin C: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimer
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Commonly Asked Questions

What are the alternatives for powdered mix?

You can use other liquid blends like soda, sparkling water, or sweetened juice, and adjust the amount to your own liking. Don’t forget to add your ice and serve it cold!

How do I make this strawberry lemonade without a blender?

Don’t worry, we got this! All you need is a plastic bag. Mix the ingredients in a mixing glass. Pour the mix into a resealable plastic bag. Seal the bag and put it in the freezer for up to 3 hours. Pour it into a glass and top it with fresh fruits!



This super easy strawberry lemonade recipe is just right in time for summer! Make a liter and share this with the entire family. Top it with some fresh strawberries and quench your thirst with its sweet and tangy blend!


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