Lemonade Recipe

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Ratings (37)
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 pitcher (6 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
184 Calories
0g Fat
49g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 pitcher (6 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 184
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 1g
Calcium 44mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This lemonade recipe makes the freshest, tastiest lemonade you'll ever try. Indeed, once you try this lemonade recipe, you'll never go back to bottled or powdered lemonade again.

Feel free to adjust the sweetness of this lemonade recipe by adding more or less sugar to suit your taste. A sprig of fresh mint makes the perfect garnish for this lemonade recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups sugar (granulated)
  • 6 cups water (cold, divided)
  • 5-8 lemons

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine sugar and 1 cup of the water in a medium (2- or 3-quart) saucepan.

  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate this mixture (simple syrup) while you make the rest of the lemonade.

  3. Juice the lemons over a strainer, until you have 1 cup of fresh lemon juice.

  4. Add the lemon juice to the remaining 5 cups of cold water. Stir in the refrigerated simple syrup (sugar and water mixture).

  5. Garnish with lemon slices or fresh mint, if desired.