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Lemon Refresher Recipe

It's hard to believe I started making this tart punch 30 years ago. It's definitely a tried-and-true recipe!—Lavonne Hartel, Williston, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel, optional
  • 2 liters lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • Ice cubes


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat sugar and lemon juice on high speed for 3 minutes or until sugar is partially dissolved. Gradually beat in milk. Stir in lemon extract and peel if desired. Chill. Stir in soda just before serving. Serve in chilled glasses over ice. Yield: 3 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 198 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 39 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.