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Offline ShabbyChic

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Lemonade Recipe
« on: February 21, 2007, 05:52:14 PM »
Does anyone have a lemoade recipe that doesn't require squeezing fresh lemons?  They're really expensive right now and it doesn't yield much juice.  I found some MinuteMaid concentrated lemon juice ($1.29) and mixed it with some water and hot water/dissolved succanat and it was NOT good.  Isn't lemonade just lemons, sugar, and water?

My son loves lemonade and it's either too expensive to buy fresh ($8 a gallon or more) or the concentrated lemoade mixes at the store all have corn syrup.  Thanks!
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Offline CKSMOM

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Re: Lemonade Recipe
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2007, 05:57:42 PM »
My honey's recipie is 1 1/2 cups lemon juice and 2 cups sugar to one gallon of water.  We love it.

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Re: Lemonade Recipe
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007, 06:09:09 PM »
Ours is:
3/4 cup lemon juice (from a bottle)
1 cup sucanat
6-1/2 cups water
a couple drops vanilla or almond extract

It's been a long while since we made this, but I think I remembered it correctly.
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Offline Jlynn

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Re: Lemonade Recipe
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2007, 08:05:01 PM »
I have used the Minute Maid's 100% purel Lemon Juice no preservatives of additives.  It is usually by the frozen juices at our store.  It doesn't taste quite as good as fresh, but can't tell too much of a difference IMHO!   
I make my lemonade with stevia for the sweetner.  1 tsp = 1 cup of sugar.   Sometimes I do 3/4 tsp stevia with a 1/8 of a cup of sugar/sucanat 
Also, another idea my mom does...when lemons are cheap and good, she buys a bunch and squeezes them and then freezes the juice in little bottles, taking them out as needed. She drinks lemon in water almost every day. 
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Offline MamaSong

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Re: Lemonade Recipe
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2007, 02:52:26 AM »
Here's a link to my favorite lemonade recipe:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Never-Bitter-Lemonade/Detail.aspx