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Aunt Frances' Lemonade Recipe

Aunt Frances' Lemonade Recipe

My sister and I spent a week each summer with Aunt Frances, who always had this thirst-quenching lemonade in a stoneware crock in the refrigerator. It tastes so much like fresh citrus. It made such a refreshing drink after a hot day running around the farm. —Debbie Reinhart, New Cumberland, PA.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:12-16 servings


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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 122 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.