Cinderella's Lemonade

Colleen Sowa


Summer is on the way!!! Can't wait to be back in the garden and serving my "almost famous" lemonade!

These two versions of lemonade are fit for a princess!

What many people don't realize, is that they should start off with boiling water.... and then cool the lemonade.... this is an old Victorian way of making lemonade.

I make lemonade in 5 gallon cooler and bring it to the garden everyday in the summer.... I get so many compliments! I use version #2 for the garden.


★★★★★ 7 votes

2 quarts
15 Min
20 Min


  • LEMONADE # 1

  • 2 qt
    boiling water
  • 6 large
    lemons (zest of 4 lemons, juice of 6 lemons)
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar

  • 2 qt
    boiling water
  • 6 large
    lemons (zest of 4 lemons, juice of 6 lemons)
  • 2 1/4 c
    granulated sugar

How to Make Cinderella's Lemonade


  1. Lemonade #1

    Stir together the sugar, zest and lemon juice. Slowly adding the boiling water and stirring. Cove. Leave set to cool.
  2. Lemonade #2

    Put the sugar and lemon zest in a bowl and stir, mix and rub it together thouroughly to get the oil from the zest into the sugar. Add the lemon juice (no seeds allowed please!!!)

    Pour the boiling water over the sugar/lemon mixture. Stir together very well. Let sit to cool (covered).
  3. *** I freeze blocks of this lemonade in covered containers and put it in my big 5 gallon cooler/server along with cold lemonade. I make this for the community garden and to take to picnics.

    *** Never be afraid to make changes to your family's tastes....
  4. **** I sometimes add a little red food coloring to make Pink Princess Lemonade for my grandchildren.

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About Cinderella's Lemonade

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Other Tag: For Kids

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