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This Healthier Homemade Limoncello recipe is all natural (no artificial food coloring added), low calorie, refined sugar free, gluten free, and vegan, but you’d never know it! Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits
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Healthier Homemade Limoncello

Servings: 61 servings
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 20 d
Limoncello is an Italian sweet lemon liqueur that is often served chilled as a palate cleanser or after-dinner drink. Sadly, most kinds at the store are made with artificial food dyes and refined sugars. So I made a better option -- this Healthier Homemade Limoncello!


  • 12 Organic Lemons
  • cups Vodka
  • cups Water
  • ¼ cup Agave Nectar (or to taste)
  • tsp Liquid Stevia Extract
  • ½ tsp Lemon Flavor **


  • Peel the lemons with a vegetable peeler (just enough to get the yellow skin off).  Place the peels in a very large jar (or a big old vodka bottle).
  • Pour in the vodka and water.  Seal tightly and store in the fridge for 20 days (no need to mix, shake, or stir).
  • Strain the mixture through a coffee filter, into a very large bowl.  Discard the lemon peels and the filter.
  • Whisk in the agave nectar, stevia extract, and lemon flavor.  Give it a taste and add more agave if you think it needs it.  Pour the Limoncello into jars and refrigerate to store.

Recipe Notes

**You can also try 2 tsp Lemon Zest
Nutrition Facts
Healthier Homemade Limoncello
Amount Per Serving (1 serving = 1oz)
Calories 40
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: DIY, Fat Free, Gift, Gluten Free, Holiday, No Bake, Refined Sugar Free