Thursday, June 18, 2009


At the risk of losing your credibility in me, I'm about to post a Paula Deen recipe that includes NO BUTTER.

It's true. The woman makes a darn good fat-free lemonade, I'm tellin' y'all!

This lemonade has the perfect balance of sweet and sour, at least to my taste buds. However, if you like it a little more tart, add more lemon juice. If you need it sweeter, add more sugar. Paula also uses mint to garnish. I have no use for mint unless it's a part of chocolate or toothpaste, so I left it out. I also used Splenda instead of sugar.

Paula Deen's Lemonade

2 cups sugar
1 cup hot water
2 cups fresh lemon juice
1 gallon cold water
1 lemon, sliced
mint sprigs, for garnish

In a 1 gallon container, place sugar and hot water, and stir until sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice and cold water to render 1 gallon. Stir until well mixed. Pour lemonade over glasses of ice, squeeze slice of lemon on top of each, and garnish with a sprig of mint.


Anna said...

My kids were just asking me to make lemonade. I have another recipe I found a couple years ago. I'll have to compare that one with this and see which one we like better.

Thanks for visiting!

nora@ffr said...

was searching for lemonade recipe and ended up here.. nice blog you have.. enjoyed a lot.. thanx for the recipe.. keep up the great work..

HoneyB said...

There is nothing better then homemade lemonade. The frozen concentrate stuff just doesn't cut it. Great photos!

stephchows said...

Wait... really no butter?? haha that lady is crazy with her butter! Awesome to hear you used splenda and it tasted good with it! I like how splenda doesn't have a crazy aftertaste :)

Moogie said...

Splenda? Why are you being so gosh darn good?

Mags said...

Anna: I think this is definitely a kid-friendly lemonade recipe.

Nora: Thank you! Come back again.

HoneyB: Ever since I found this recipe I haven't been able to drink the frozen stuff, you're right!

Steph: I know, Paula seems to go overboard with her butter, doesn't she

Moogie: LOL.. I was trying to make up for the calories of the vodka that I was planning on mixing with the lemonade. Now how good am I?