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Special Lemonade

 Special Lemonade
"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."
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.