Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is an alternative to diet sodas and iced tea and is easy to make - the basil does have a 30 minute sitting time though and it's better if it's made early in the day so the lemonade is very cold. If following the WW flex plan this is only 2 points/cup, but I imagine this would also work with no cal sweeteners which will then will 0 points. Recipe source: WWM (July 2007)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat bring 1 cup water and and the sugar to a boil, cook until sugar dissolves (5 minutes). Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in basil and let stand for 30 minutes.
  3. Fill a pitcher with the ice.
  4. Strain the sugar/basil syrup into pitcher through a sieve, discard basil.
  5. Stir in remaining water (3 cups) and the frozen lemon juice.


Most Helpful

I didnt tell anyone the secret ingredient and everyone loved it and no one guessed basil. Thanks.

Nyteglori August 16, 2007

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