How to make Homemade Lemonade
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refreshing lemonade you'll make by the gallon all summer long, with instructions to make half gallon and by the glass to enjoy any time of year you like. Just like carnival and boardwalk lemonade.
Recipe type: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1-16 servings
Gallon Lemonade (128 oz) 16 cups
  • 2 cups lemon juice (8-12 lemons)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 14 cups water
1/2 Gallon Lemonade(64 oz) 8 cups
  • 1 cup lemon juice (4-6 lemons)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 6 cups water
1 quart Lemonade (32 oz) 4 cups (double for 2 quarts)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (2-4 lemons)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 cups water
Lemonade by the glass (16 oz) 2 cups
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (1-2)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 14 oz water
  1. The number of lemons will ultimately depend on size, variety, and ripeness.
  2. I use granulated sugar to make lemonade, but if you're looking for a sugar alternative I've used monk fruit sweetener and swerve with good results. Start with half the recommended sugar then add more to taste, those sweeteners tend to taste sweeter than sugar, so you will not need as much.
  3. The best way to make the lemonade is to add the sugar and a small portion of warm water to the container and mix until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add the lemon juice and remaining water and stir well.
  5. Serve over ice.
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