Barefoot Contessa's Fresh Lemonade

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Juenessa

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

Top Review by Galley Wench

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!

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.

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