Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + chilling
- 1-1/3 cups sugar
- 5 cups water, divided
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
- 1-3/4 cups lemon juice (about 10 large lemons)
- In a large saucepan, combine sugar, 1 cup water and lemon zest. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and remaining water; refrigerate until cold. Serve over ice.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 142 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
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Feb 18, 2019
This is a good lemonade recipe. I made with my nieces. They helped me juice the lemons and strain the pulp out.
Mar 21, 2018
A fairly sweet lemonade, with a nice amount of lemon oil from the peel.
Aug 27, 2017
Not too tart, not too sweet. Highly recommended
Jun 14, 2017
This is the perfect drink to enjoy on the patio in summertime. This recipe tastes just like my mom's lemonade growing up. I did reduce the sugar to one cup and only used 6 lemons, since this is all I had on hand. It was still sweet, but in my opinion, that's how old-fashioned lemonade is supposed to taste!
Mar 26, 2016
Great but needed 8 lemons
Jul 1, 2013
Forget the powdered stuff! Easy to make and delicious. What summer is all about!
Mar 3, 2012
Jun 15, 2011
WAY too sweet! I would cut the sugar by half the next time. And it took more like 10 lemons to make. But other than that, not bad.
Jun 24, 2010
I stay in Hot country, taste of lemon so fresh but too sweet. Need to reduce the sugar. Will make again.
Apr 28, 2010
I added the lesser amount of sugar, but it was still too sweet. Next time, I will try one cup of sugar. Maybe it depends on the lemons. I used lemons from my neighbor's tree in Arizona.