Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Old-Fashioned Lemonade


"Ah, the taste of summer. This classic lemonade recipe is the one my mom used to make for me when I was little. It's the perfect combination of sweet and tart! When using a clear pitcher, adding a few of the juiced lemon halves makes it look prettier."

Ingredients 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 151 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 151 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.9g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Juice the lemons to make 1 cup of juice. To make your labor easier, FIRMLY roll the lemons between your hand and counter top before cutting in half and juicing.
  2. In a gallon pitcher combine 1 cup lemon juice, 1 cup sugar, and 6 cups cold water. Stir. Adjust water to taste. Chill and serve over ice.
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Butterfly Flutterby

Awesome. When I have time I boil a couple of the cups of water together with the sugar. It dissolves the sugar for no grainy taste. I bought a Krups juicer just to make lemonade. Makes this a breeze. Thanks :)


EXTREMELY simple. Was able to whip some up in about 5 minutes. I put the lemons in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds to warm them up a bit. I then used a glass juicer to squeeze the juice out (bought the juicer at Walmart for about $3 or $4). My 4 year old said it was "mmmmmmmmm". Followed the recipe exactly. Thanks Erin for the great recipe!


I thought this was very good and it beats the store bought kind by a mile!!! I did think it was slightly too sweet, but that is very easily modified. I will definitely make this again!!