Iced Turmeric Lemonade Recipe

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Turmeric is a wonderful spice with so many benefits. I love using it in cooking and in natural beauty recipes, but another way to get your daily dose is in a refreshing glass of lemonade! We keep this turmeric lemonade recipe on hand as a festive drink for summer barbecues, park picnics, and friends just stopping by.

Easy Turmeric Lemonade Recipe

We mostly know turmeric as a cornerstone of Indian cuisine and curry powders, mustards, and more. Unfortunately, many of the foods I love adding turmeric in, like soups, stews, and this turmeric tea recipe, don’t sound as good in hot summer weather.

This turmeric lemonade recipe is the ideal solution and now is a family favorite. I’ve been making it often for the kids so they can rehydrate while they are playing outside. It is incredibly easy to make and tastes great!

The turmeric provides gorgeous color, but its earthy taste is mostly hidden by the tang of the lemon. Personally, I like to use liquid stevia to sweeten this, though any natural sweetener would work.

Benefits of Turmeric

So why is turmeric so great?

Doctors and naturopaths often recommend turmeric as a way to help lower inflammation in the body. Thousands of studies show its benefits in promoting heart health, mental health, reducing inflammation, and ensuring balanced blood sugar. It also turmeric supports digestion and liver function and is high in beneficial antioxidants as well.

You’ll also find turmeric in many of my beauty recipes and natural health remedies thanks to its external benefits. Turmeric can improve skin, whiten teeth, and even soothe rashes when added to a poultice. For a full list of turmeric benefits and uses, see this post.

Here’s how to make this superfood lemonade:

how to make fresh lemonade with turmeric

Iced Turmeric Lemonade Recipe

Refreshing iced turmeric lemonade combines earthy and bright turmeric with fresh lemon and natural sweetness for a delicious summer drink.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Calories 9kcal
Author Katie Wells


4 cups



  • Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 60 seconds or until ice is completely blended.
  • Let rest for about 30 seconds before pouring into cups to serve. I prefer to serve over more ice.
  • Consume immediately.


Nutrition Facts
Iced Turmeric Lemonade Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 9 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Sodium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0.7g1%
Protein 0.3g1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


If you won’t consume all of this at once, make smaller batches by cutting the recipe in half or even fourths. I prefer to use stevia to keep the sugar content down, but any natural sweetener like maple syrup or honey will work well in this recipe.
You can also make this with lime juice (same amount as lemon juice) or orange juice (double the juice and reduce the water by 1/2 cup).
Caution: Turmeric does stain surfaces.

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


41 responses to “Iced Turmeric Lemonade Recipe”

  1. Carol L Avatar
    Carol L

    I have a recipe for strawberry lemonade using a pre-made hibiscus tea. You make the tea, add strawberry lemonade collagen powder and cream and blend. I have added several frozen strawberries and a few blueberries to it, but I like this idea too: I’d make it keto friendly by adding the collagen powder and the heavy cream. May try it soon. (Plus the heavy cream will make the turmeric bio available to the body, as it needs pepper AND a fat to allow the body to utilize its benefits)

  2. Hilary Avatar

    Can you make a concentrate of this to add to water later? I am going camping and wonder if this will work.

  3. Dani Hyde Avatar
    Dani Hyde

    Why can’t you save this for later??
    I like making bigger batches as I’m home health and travel a lot and don’t have time to waste making this every day

  4. Stephanie Avatar

    I ran out of lemon juice so I made it today with orange juice, honey and add a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. I thought it was good and was wondering could I use cinnamon as a sweeter or would that be strange with the lemon juice? I might have to make it with OR more often thou, I liked it.


  5. Tiffany Avatar

    I just made this and it’s the best thing ever! I do have a question though, I was looking into how much turmeric is safe to take in a day and what I found seemed to say approx 1.5 tsp. I want to make this all the time but I’m worried about consuming too much turmeric. Do you know or have any information on that? Thanks!

  6. Joyce Wright Avatar
    Joyce Wright

    Love all the tips. I am definitely going to start using More turmeric in recipes for my mom who is recovering from gastric cancer surgery. It has been 2 years but she still has digestive problems. I wonder how I can add the pinch of pepper. My mom does not want pepper on anything. She says it hurts her stomach. Any comments will be appreciated.

  7. Tracey Avatar

    5 stars
    Hi Katie, thank you so much for your wonderful site!
    I have only been into turmeric for a few months, but love it! It looks & tastes delicious, & really helps my digestion, it makes me feel great.
    I use it in my breakfast eggs & veggies, & add it to chicken, & vegetable dishes. I didn’t know about the black pepper, but love it & use it in everything anyway, & I guess the small amount of olive oil I use for the low heat cooking will cover the fat requirement….
    I have tasted it in a milky Indian drink in a restaurant & can’t wait to try this recipe xo
    Yes, it does stain if left on a marble bench…. it did come off eventually!

  8. Christina Avatar

    5 stars
    I love this Katie! My body seems to love turmeric lately, and this was a perfect way to incorporate it into a cooling summer drink. Grateful to you!

  9. Tracy Avatar

    5 stars
    This is a great idea! I would have never thought about making a turmeric lemonade! Thank you for the idea!

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