Barefoot Contessa's Fresh Lemonade

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

From The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, 1999. Add a few slices of lemon to each pitcher, or toss in a few squeezed lemon halves.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (5 to 6 lemons)
  • 12-34 cup superfine sugar, to taste
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 4 cups water


  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until completely smooth.
  2. Serve over ice.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was awesome, just the right mix of sweet and sour!!!!

5 5

Very nice, refreshing recipe for lemonade. I made this and used advice from the previous reviewer using sugar. Thanks for a delighful KEEPER!!! I will be making this again soon!

5 5

It's a bit warm here this afternoon and this was the perfect pick-me up! Instead of superfine sugar, I dissolved the sugar in a cup of hot water, then put it in the blender with three additional cups of water. Thanks this is a keeper!