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, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 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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kelliemurray User ID: 6730771 265490
Reviewed May. 4, 2017

"This sounds amazing! I would have never thought to put orange juice in lemonade. Can't wait to try this!! YUM!"

momtomatt User ID: 1197551 254486
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

"This is the best lemonade! I like to add mint leaves for garnish."

Shagcooking User ID: 8620430 237510
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2015

"Delicious and refreshing!"

krysfielder User ID: 5728656 230504
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."

Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 226593
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."

Michaelt309 User ID: 7683653 90
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2014

"My family loved it when I made it"

ferndale52 User ID: 4154455 14
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

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

AnnPatrice User ID: 1053058 202
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2014

"Would it work to serve this without any sweetener and guests could add sugar or artificial sweetener as they wanted? Sounds like it would be 5 stars."

LeslieH User ID: 191346 183
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2014

"Thirst quenching and easy to make!"

momoflandl User ID: 5566695 513
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2014

"This is certainly a nice change from the usual beverages available. We liked it as did our company! I made my husband do the juicing, but it didn't take much time at all."

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