Special Lemonade Recipe
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Special Lemonade Recipe

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"This refreshing beverage is a little different from your run-of-the-mill lemonade," writes Erin Schneider, St. Peters, Missouri. "The recipe comes from a charming tearoom in a historic home that my mother and I enjoy visiting."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 medium lemons
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cups chilled club soda
  • 2 to 3 drops yellow food coloring, optional
  • Additional sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 186 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Remove ends from lemons and discard. Remove lemon peel with a knife; set aside. Quarter lemons; squeeze juice into a bowl. Remove and discard white membrane.
  2. Place the peel and pulp in a blender; cover and process until coarsely chopped. Add peel mixture and sugar to lemon juice; mix well. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in milk. Strain lemon mixture; add club soda and food coloring if desired. Serve immediately in sugar-rimmed glasses if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Special Lemonade in Quick Cooking July/August 2001, p37

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Feen User ID: 1925557 36359
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2011

"So refreshing! You wouldn't think milk could taste good in lemonade, but it sure does. A little bit of work but totally worth it. I halve the lemons then squeeze, then cut up and process (easier than quartering first). Delicious!"

vewebber58 User ID: 998755 80212
Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"Wonderful....I love the creaminess the milk gives it, and the little bit of bite from the club soda. I did notice that it did curdle a tiny bit after being stored in the refrigerator for awhile, but it was still delicious. Probably best to drink it all just after making it."

tquart0 User ID: 1447716 89828
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2010

"the milk give it a difference taste and you can't put your finger on it, but it taste really good with it."

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