Old Fashioned Homemade Lemonade Concentrate

READY IN: 24hrs 30mins
Recipe by Chef Gustival

This recipe came from my ex-husbands great-grandmother. It is quite old and tastes great. My whole family absolutely loves it and it makes a LOT of concentrate! If you have troubles finding tartaric acid, I found it at a make your own wine store. The citric acid I find at a pharmacy.

Top Review by Just Call Me Martha

I have been making this recipe for years, my Mom made it before that and my Grandmother before that! I can certainly vouch for this one and rate it 5 stars!!! It's very easy to make and tastes great. It sounds like a lot of sugar, but you need only a very small amount of this concentrate to make a great glass of lemonade. I try to use organic lemons and oranges as the rind does sit in the mixture overnight. (Who needs more pesticides intheir systems?) Tartaric acid can also be ordered in at your pharmacy. ETA: You can also use 3 lemons and 3 oranges for a little different taste. That version is our favourite.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together well.
  2. Pour boiling water over mixture.
  3. Stir shortly.
  4. Let stand overnight.
  5. Strain mixture and then bottle.
  6. When you wish to drink it, add the concentrate to water to taste.

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