Aunt Frances' Lemonade Recipe
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Aunt Frances' Lemonade Recipe

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My sister and I spent a week each summer with our Aunt Frances, who always had this thirst-quenching lemonade in a stoneware crock in the refrigerator. It makes a refreshing drink after a hot day of running around. —Debbie Reinhart, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 5 lemons
  • 5 limes
  • 5 oranges
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 122 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein


  1. Squeeze the juice from four of the lemons, limes and oranges; pour into a gallon container.
  2. Thinly slice the remaining fruit and set aside for garnish. Add water and sugar; mix well. Store in the refrigerator. Serve over ice with fruit slices. Yield: 12-16 servings (1 gallon).
Originally published as Aunt Frances' Lemonade in Taste of Home August/September 1995, p25

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Reviewed Nov. 16, 2015

"Delicious and refreshing!"

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2015

"This is the recipe I use. My kids call it Mom's Famous Lemonade! I don't use the fruit for garnish so I only use 4 of each (Sometimes 3 of each because the fruit is kinda big) and if I want to cut back on time or the cost I will use a little frozen orange juice concentrate instead of juicing the oranges. Sorry, I don't have a measured amount of OJ mix to give, I just add and taste."

Reviewed May. 19, 2015

"This was a great lemonade! I made with 1 1/2 cups sugar and it was plenty sweet. I added some sliced strawberries for color. It was beautiful in my glass pitcher. I am making this again for my next get together. Has anyone tried it with Stevia???? I think I will try it and see how it taste."

Reviewed Aug. 16, 2014

"My family loved it when I made it"

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

"refreshing and easy, but i don't care for the oranges - too sweet. i think less sugar would have helped."

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