This lemon yellow lemonade is what I remember lemonade should taste like. Never watered down with a real lemon kick! Serve over ice or frozen lemonade cubes.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut the lemons in half and scoop the pulp into a blender. Add half of the rinds along with sugar, vanilla extract, and 2 cups of water. Blend until smooth, then strain into a serving pitcher and stir in the remaining water.

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Nutrition Facts

111.7 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 32.7g 11% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterolmg; sodium 9.3mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2008
It's my pleasure to be the first to rate this recipe. With just a hint of vanilla aftertaste, it tastes something like if Orange Julius were to make lemonade? It has just enough sweetness to bring out the vanilla flavor, but not too much to overwhelm the tartness of the lemon. Also, I'm not sure if the recipe is intended to use the entire lemon rind and not just the zest(?), as lemon pith is quite bitter. I HIGHLY recommend using Meyer lemons if you can find them. They're sweeter and much more fragrant; plus, they have minimal pith, so you can put the rinds directly into the blender without zesting! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/05/2008
I made this to the T..and it was okay not the best not the worst next time I will put more lemons... it was more like sugar water. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2008
It's my pleasure to be the first to rate this recipe. With just a hint of vanilla aftertaste, it tastes something like if Orange Julius were to make lemonade? It has just enough sweetness to bring out the vanilla flavor, but not too much to overwhelm the tartness of the lemon. Also, I'm not sure if the recipe is intended to use the entire lemon rind and not just the zest(?), as lemon pith is quite bitter. I HIGHLY recommend using Meyer lemons if you can find them. They're sweeter and much more fragrant; plus, they have minimal pith, so you can put the rinds directly into the blender without zesting! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2008
I love this lemonade - it's got the perfect blend of lemon sour and vanilla musk. I use one or two more lemons than the recipe calls for because I like my lemonade nice and sour and I largely omit the rinds to avoid the bitterness of the lemon pith. I am always grabbing 10-12 lemons at the store to stock up for this recipe! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2009
I have a vita-mix so I tried the recipe as is and it was too bitter. So I made another batch with 4 lemons pealed sugar and vanilla. Blended this and then added the water and replaced most of the water with ice. Yum! 5 stars with my adjustments. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2008
Very good. Got the thumbs up not only from me but from the little ones too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2010
Pretty excited about this recipe.. Never made Lemonade before and this recipe made it soo EASY! (and Yummy!). Lemon Trees everywhere.. and all those Lemon's go to waste. Grabbed 3 HUGE Lemons from the Neighbors tree.. and WHOLA! 10 min later Super Yummy Treat. Poured some in small Glasses added some raspberries and sliced strawberries and by the AM I'll have delicious Lemon Icy's! FABULOUS! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2010
This lemonade is awesome as is. I've made it twice now once as written and the second time I only used 1/2 C sugar. I like my lemonade a little less sweet and a little more tart. Will definitely be a summer staple here! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2010
Husband thinks this is delicious and I do too! I removed the peel and pith in the same manner that you peel a pineapple. This cuts out the bitterness. I added a splash of bottled lemon juice. I tripled it and added the zest of two whole lemons. I added the entire peel of half of one lemon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2010
Delicious lemonade; reminds me a bit of muscle beach lemonade from Hot Dog on a Stick. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2010
I love the vanilla twist. This lemonade is perfectly tart and sweet. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/05/2008
I made this to the T..and it was okay not the best not the worst next time I will put more lemons... it was more like sugar water. Read More
(2)