Lemonade Insanity 5: Banana Lemonade

Banana Lemonade is a bit of a problem. Don’t get me wrong, it tastes fantastic. It’s one of my favorite flavors of all the lemonade creations we made. The problem is its shelf life. All lemonades change their flavor as they age, but Banana lemonade does so in a much shorter time.

When it is first made the flavor is great and coloring is interesting, It has a cloudier color and a more frothy texture. The banana comes through adding a smooth sweetness to the tart lemonade. After about an hour, the banana flavor becomes stronger. If you leave it in the fridge overnight, the color turns a milky brown and the banana flavor starts to taste like a peeled banana that has been left sitting out all day. So if you want to make this lemonade, plan on consuming it immediately.

Peel your banana, chop it up and toss it in the food processor. Strain it through a wire mesh strainer so that it is very fine. The banana puree looks good, kinda like baby food, when it is finished. Take about a quarter cup of this puree for a two quart batch of lemonade. Stir in the banana to finished batch of lemonade and there you have it!

Waste not want not: Chug the remainder of the blended banana for a potassium filled treat.


  • 1 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup simple syrup (lemon zest to taste)
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/4 cup banana paste