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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 cup: 198 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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marieball User ID: 7726305 248829
Reviewed May. 30, 2016

"Made this many times and I always double the recipe. There's never any left."

mdolan User ID: 1969721 51953
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"We served this at my daughters wedding it is so good"

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