Special Lemonade

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + standing


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 01, 2022
"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."


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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