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

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!

Galley Wench June 29, 2007

Very Refreshing! I made half a recipe which worked well in my blender. Since I did not have superfine sugar, I used regular granulated sugar and blended it in the blender a little before I added the liquid ingredients. Thanks Juenessa!

cookiedog February 19, 2007

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

sransom99 November 06, 2007

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