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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 serving (1 each) equals 186 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 49 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g 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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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!"

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."

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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