Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time:

Yields: 6 servings


Cool off and enjoy your summer evening on the porch with a glass of lemonade!


  • 6 lemons
  • 1 cup white sugar (or an equivalent amount of stevia or Splenda)
  • 6 cups cold water


  1. Using either a juicer or your hands, juice the lemons to make 1 cup of juice.
  2. In a gallon-sized pitcher, combine lemon juice and water.
  3. Stir in the sugar.
  4. Allow lemonade to chill or serve over ice.

To add a little pizazz to your lemonade, add a bit of seltzer water or club soda (this will add sodium, however) to a glass before you pour in the lemonade to make a delightful fizzy beverage. You can also make a homemade shandy by pouring in equal amounts of a light lager and lemonade into a pint glass. Shandy is a refreshing beverage during the hottest days of summer.

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