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Lemon Refresher

 Lemon Refresher
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
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


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


  • 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.