This Old Fashioned Lemonade recipe is simple and straightforward. It yields 1 gallon of lemonade and is quick and easy to make.
How to Dissolve the Sugar more quickly in Lemonade:
If you hate standing at the kitchen sink stirring your juice you can speed up the process by either using HOT water while making the juice or heating this water and sugar together on the stove before adding the lemon juice.
How to Juice Lemons without a Juicer:
- Bring Lemons to Room Temperature (helps the juice flow) Wash the lemons
- Roll each lemon back and forth on the countertop until squishy
- Quarter the lemons and toss them in a mixing bowl
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and turn the mixer on low. (paddle attachment or beaters if using a handheld)
- After a few minutes, all of the juice should be out
- Run the lemon and peel through a sieve.
How to Store Fresh Lemonade
Store without ice cubes, in the fridge. Keep Covered until ready to serve
How long does homemade lemonade last in the fridge?
It will keep in a covered juice pitcher for up to 7 days.
What kind of Juicer should I use?
There are many types of juicers from mechanical to handheld. Although 2 pounds of lemons is significant, it's not out of the question to do by hand. I use a simple Twist handheld type, like this.
More Fun Summer Recipes:
- Frozen Fruit Popsicles with Coconut Milk
- Watermelon and Mint Popsicles
- Smoked Pork Ribs
- Southwest Salsa
Old Fashioned Lemonade - 1 Gallon
- 2 Pounds Lemons
- 1½ Cups White Granulated Sugar
- 10 Cups Water
- Combine the sugar and water. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
- Roll each lemon on the counter to loosen its juices. Slice in half and then juice.
- Add juice to sugar water. Chill and serve.