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Perfect Homemade Lemonade

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: about 2 gallons
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4 cups sugar

4 cups fresh lemon juice 

2 lemons, sliced 

Ice, for serving


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the sugar and 4 cups water until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is hot. Allow to cool, and then place into a large drink dispenser or jug. Add 2 gallons cold water, the lemon juice and lemon slices and stir to combine. Refrigerate and allow to chill completely.
  2. Serve over ice.