Total Time
8hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 hrs

I love lemonade, especially one made from scratch. You can adjust the sugar to your sweetness. Cook time includes chilling time.


  1. Stir together sugar and 1/2 cup boiling water until sugar dissolves.
  2. Stir in lemon rind, lemon juice and 5 cups cold water.
  3. Pour into a 2 quart pitcher.
  4. Chill 8 hours.
  5. Garnish with lemon slices.
  6. Serve over ice.
Most Helpful

I scaled this down to half. It was slightly too sweet for me. The lemon got swallowed up by the sugar

sofie-a-toast February 20, 2012

DH was all set today to make (disgusting) pink lemonade FROM A CAN of crystals! "Hold it, hold it" I cried. "Let me check Zaar first!!" The rest is history. I had enough lemons in the fridge for 8 ozs. and used 4 oz. of bottled lemon juice. This was TOTALLY AWESOME. I am so happy! Can you tell? This is sooo easy (and FUN) to make that I can't wait to go buy a bushel basket of lemons! AMEN!

Suzanna Marie June 02, 2010