This is the classic, refreshing summertime favorite. It takes a lot of lemons to make lemonade, so get squeezing! For an extra chilly drink, scoop ice into each cup before serving.
Makes 2 quarts (8 cups)
2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (10 to 14 lemons)
1 cup sugar
6 cups cold water
Pour the lemon juice into a pitcher or drink dispenser.*
Scoop in the sugar and whisk until it’s all dissolved (you won’t see any more sugar in the mixture).
Pour in the water and whisk to combine. Give it a taste; if you’d like it sweeter, whisk in more sugar.
* Stick your arm in the mouth of your pitcher or dispenser—if it’s too small for you to easily whisk the lemonade, mix the ingredients in a large bowl instead. Once it’s all combined, set your pitcher or dispenser in a sink (to catch any spills!) and carefully pour the lemonade into it.
From The Lemonade Stand Cookbook: Step-by-Step Recipes and Crafts for Kids to Make--and Sell!, by Kathy Strahs (Burnt Cheese Press, 2017)