Homemade Orangeade


Drinks Eggless Gluten Free High Altitude No Seed Oils Summer Vegan | Published August 30, 2022 by Mimi Council

This website uses affiliate links, which means I may earn a commission if you click on the link and make a purchase.

If you like making homemade lemonade, then you will love this easy recipe for Homemade Orangeade! Just like lemonade, but with oranges! This simple summer drink is cool and refreshing.

If you like delicious drinks as much as I do, check out my Homemade Lemonade, Healthy Orange Julius, or my Chocolate Coconut Water.

homemade orangeade

My Homemade Lemonade is something I've been making all summer long, it is so good! Literally when we're out and Delaney opens the fridge, he gets sad because the pitcher is not in there! So, when we came home with a bunch of fresh lemons and oranges from our Petaluma trip, I thought I would make a Homemade Orangeade because I had so many oranges.

This is just like my Homemade Lemonade recipe, but instead I use oranges. This light and sweet orange drink is perfect on hot day over ice. Or you can use it as a mixer for cocktails as well.

homemade orangeade

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Twist on Lemonade: If you like lemonade, you'll love this Homemade Orangeade! This is just like lemonade, but with oranges!

So Easy: With only 3 ingredients, this recipe is incredibly easy. After making a simple syrup, you just juice the oranges, and mix everything together with water.

Light & Refreshing: This is a light and refreshing summer drink. Think of it like lemonade or iced tea.

No Flavors or Fillers: When you make your own drinks like this, you leave out all the artificial and natural flavors and filler ingredients that are not good for you.

Ingredients

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Organic Oranges

Water

Health Benefits of Oranges

Oranges are a powerhouse of nutrition! Rich in vitamin C, they play a crucial role in boosting the immune system, protecting against colds, and promoting healthy skin by aiding collagen production. Oranges also contain a variety of antioxidants, such as flavonoids, which help combat oxidative stress and reduce inflammation, lowering the risk of chronic diseases. The dietary fiber in oranges supports digestive health, regulates blood sugar levels, and aids in maintaining a healthy weight. Additionally, the high potassium content in oranges contributes to heart health by helping to control blood pressure and prevent cardiovascular diseases. With their hydrating properties and a wealth of essential nutrients, incorporating oranges into your diet can enhance overall health and well-being.

bowl of oranges

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Small Pot

Subscribe to Mimi's Organic Eats Channel

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for all the latest videos. Bake and cook along with John John and me on YouTube!

Subscribing is easy and just by subscribing, you are directly supporting my site!

woman sharing cookies with pug in kitchen

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In a small saucepan, add ½ cup of water and the cane sugar. Put over medium heat and stir with a spatula or whisk until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

Step 2

Juice the oranges and add the orange juice and simple syrup into a large pitcher. Add in the remaining 5 cups of water and stir to combine completely.

Step 3

Slice the additional orange, and place slices in the pitcher or in the glasses for serving.

homemade orangeade

Tips

  • All fresh oranges will taste a little different. Some may be sweeter, some may be more tart, it just depends on the oranges and where you got them. If you have really sweet oranges, you may need to add more water to this, and if you have oranges that are less sweet you may need less water. So, I'd advise starting with the 4 cups, tasting a little spoonful and then adding the last 1 cup, then tasting, and then if you need more water for you likeness, go in ½ cup increments until you get the amount of sweetness you desire. This is also a great recipe to make with oranges that are not sweet enough to eat!
  • I use organic cane sugar in this recipe. I highly recommend using organic cane sugar here as it is not as sweet as conventional granulated white sugar and I think it makes for a much better tasting and healthier drink.
  • I like to add fresh orange slices into the pitcher and the glasses for serving. This is optional, but I feel like adding this to the pitcher enhances the flavor over the few days that it may sit in the fridge.
homemade orangeade

Craving More?

homemade orangeade

Homemade Orangeade

Mimi Council
If you like lemonade, then you will this Homemade Orangeade! Made with fresh oranges, this is a drink you'll want to make all year long!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Makes 8 servings
Calories 62 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 113 grams cane sugar
  • 5 ½ cup water
  • 1 ¼ cups fresh orange juice (4 to 6 oranges depending on size)
  • 1 orange (for topping)

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan, add ½ cup of water and the cane sugar. Put over medium heat and stir with a spatula or whisk until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
  • Juice the oranges and add the orange juice and simple syrup into a large pitcher. Add in the remaining 5 cups of water and stir to combine completely.
  • Slice the additional orange, and place slices in the pitcher or in the glasses for serving.

Video

Notes

High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 62kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.003gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.004gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.004gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 30mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 37IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 0.02mg
Want more recipes?Follow along on @mimisorganiceats for more inspiration!

Join Our Organic Community!

butter college hoodie in mustard

3 responses to “Homemade Orangeade”

  1. Organic home-made Orangeade is fabulous. Thank you 😊

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating