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vanilla lemonade

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Jessica Silva
East Berlin, CT

Maybe I'm pining for the summer, since it's January and freezing out, or maybe I'm just thirsty. In either case, here's my all-time favorite lemonade. I came up with it when I didn't want to have plain ol' lemonade or the cliche mint, pink, strawberry, raspberry, or even the new-fad pomegranate. I hope you like it! ** In a pinch, you can use powdered lemonade mix and just add in the vanilla, but fresh is always better! **

(1 rating)
prep time 1 Hr 20 Min

Ingredients For vanilla lemonade

  • 1 3/4 c
    white sugar
  • 8 c
    water, divided
  • 1 1/2 c
    lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1 1/3 Tbsp
    clear vanilla extract

How To Make vanilla lemonade

  • 1
    In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  • 2
    Remove seeds from lemon juice, but leave pulp. In pitcher, stir together chilled syrup, lemon juice, vanilla and remaining 7 cups water.