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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 135.4
  • Total Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 4.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 42.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.3 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g

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Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade



Introduction

Not too tart, not too sweet, not too watery - here's the perfect recipe for lemonade. To get the most juice out of your lemons, bring the lemons to room temperature before juicing. Not too tart, not too sweet, not too watery - here's the perfect recipe for lemonade. To get the most juice out of your lemons, bring the lemons to room temperature before juicing.

Ingredients

    3 cups fresh lemon juice (about 20 lemons)
    2 1/4 cups sugar
    12 cups chilled water


Directions

Combine juice and sugar in a one-gallon container; stir until sugar dissolves. Stir in water. Serve over ice.

Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This recipe sounds great, I will be making it tommorrow for my kids but mixing spendia and sugar, instead of just sugar. And I like 53PINKROSES idea of using the peels as the and vitamins and nutrients for the kids. - 1/29/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wow, this is really strong lemonade! -But more nutrients, of course, p/serving. Another way to make it is to put the whole lemon(w/o seeds but including peels)into a blender, blend for at least 1 min, then strain. Your nutrients will prbly be at least doubled! It's called Swiss Lemonade like this. - 1/26/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I use the same recipe for limes as well as lemons. I substitute the sugar for stevia or erythritol. For those with low-carb lifestyles or diabetics, this would have way too much sugar. - 1/26/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Used the Splenda instead of sugar, really good but lemons are too expensive to make it too often - 1/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I use real sugar and add a lot more water. Great for quenching thirst. - 1/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great with Splenda!! - 1/27/09

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    53PINKROSES tip sounds great. - 1/26/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was very tasty. I'll try with lime and orange too! - 1/26/09

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Calorie-wise, not much different than the average soda, but since it is made from fresh and simple ingredients SO MUCH BETTER FOR YOU.

    It's not just about the number of calories, we must also consider the quality of those calories! - 1/26/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty, using grandulated splenda instead of sugar makes all the difference in the calories. - 1/26/09

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  • I love lemonade and I add stevia and strawberries - 7/25/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    GREAT TASTE - 1/27/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Splenda is the way to go instead of sugar for sure or some no calorie sweetener - 1/26/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just got several lemons from a lemon tree in Florida. I squeezed out the juice, but didn't know what to do with it, so I froze. I will try this recipe with some of the juice I got. Thanks - 1/26/09

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sugar, REALLY??? There are too many different no cal sweeteners on the market now for Spark to have a recipe that has OVER 2 cups of sugar! - 1/26/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Just a reminder that sugar is not natural nor are the sweeteners. All the same I would sub with splenda to cut down calories. Also at the Hot Dog on a Stick place at the mall they will make you lemonade with splenda or sweet and low, and it's just a good as the regularly sweetened lemonade. - 1/26/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great - 1/26/09

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  • Bad
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I like a little less sugar and water. For 3 cups lemon juice, I would use 6 cups water and 1.5 cups sugar. That's the way we made it in the South. - 1/26/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Well this is great, however, I will use Splenda to cut down the sugar which I just do NOT need1 - 1/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My Mother loves this one. - 1/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love to see recipes on SP that are real food like this one. Sure it's higher in calories but no chemicals or fake food. Just don't drink more than a serving. - 1/26/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good stuff. - 1/26/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Too many calories. - 1/26/09

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