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
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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 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.


  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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