Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is the greatest lemonade I ever had and lemonade is my favorite drink! You actually get an entire gallon of lemonade out of 4 large lemons. It is a little more work than traditional lemonade recipes, but TOTALLY worth it! A gallon does not last 24 hours in our house!
- Slice lemons and place in a large bowl.
- Add sugar and pour boiling water over all.
- Stir until sugar is dissolved, squashing lemon slices with back of spoon as you stir.
- Let sit until cool enough to handle.
- By hand, squeeze lemon slices and discard.
- Stir mixture to make sure well combined and all sugar is dissolved.
- Pour into a gallon container and fill with cold water (you can strain first if you like to get rid of the seeds).
- Serve over ice and ENJOY!
I'm so sorry...I found the same problem too. I would love to try this using maybe 6 lemons. I too like the boiling water concept and the idea of homemade lemonade is wonderful. Maybe in the summer I'll try this using 6 lemons and a little less sugar maybe. Lemons are just too expensive right now.
The unique method of steeping the lemon slices in the boiling water is a nice concept, however, I really didn't care for this. I found this lemonade to be extremely oversweet and not nearly lemony enough, despite using 4 huge lemons and following all of the directions carefully. I tried adding even more cold water, but that only diluted the lemon further and it still was very sugary. I usually enjoy sweet lemonade, but this was just way too sweet for me and not lemony enough. I am sorry - I know this is a recipe that Karen (the recipe poster) enjoys often with her family and perhaps others will also enjoy it.
I made this for the 4th of July. Everyone said they liked it because it wasn't as tangy as other lemonades. The bag of lemons I bought had 6 lemons in it so I added five to the mix and sliced the other one to float in it. Thanks Karen. Bullwinkle