Ginger Star Anise Lemonade (Free of Added Sugar)



  • 2 cups water
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3-4 drops liquid stevia extract
  • Ice cubes (optional)


  1. In a microwave-safe recipient or a small saucepan, combine the water and star of anise. Bring to a boil in the microwave or on the stovetop. Boil for a few minutes before removing from heat or microwave.
  2. Add the ground ginger, stir and let stand for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Remove the star anise and stir in the lemon juice and liquid stevia extract.
  4. Enjoy warm immediately or cool completely in the refrigerator in a sealed container before serving with ice cubes. The cooled lemonade can also be reheated later on.