The Best Ever Lemonade Recipe

We can’t wait for spring and summer, so I had to go ahead and make this deliciously summer lemonade. It’s quick and easy, and beats store bought any day. I used organic lemons and a hint of vanilla to make it extra special.


The Best Ever Lemonade Recipe


1 cup freshly squeezed organic lemon juice, 6 organic lemons
1 cup white sugar (I passed on raw because I didn’t want the hint of molasses flavor)
1 cup filtered water
6 cups filtered water
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 – 3 drops yellow food coloring (optional)


1. Place 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil to dissolve sugar. Stir until it is dissolved, and remove from heat. Let cool.

2. Combine sugar water, lemon juice, water and vanilla extract in a 2 quart pitcher. Stir to combine. Serve over ice and enjoy!

6 Responses to “The Best Ever Lemonade Recipe”

  1. 1
    Belinda @zomppa — March 11, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

    Oh, I love the touch of vanilla!

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    Angelia McGowan — March 11, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

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    Pat Testing — April 6, 2012 @ 9:57 am

    Genius to add vanilla to give it an extra twist, will try this recipe in summer.

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