When you're working outdoors and sweating from the summer's heat, there's nothing quite as rejuvenating and satisfying as indulging in an ice-cold, homemade glass of Amish lemonade.
It's the epitome of refreshment, quenching your thirst and revitalizing your senses with its vibrant citrus flavor. The tangy taste of lemons, combined with the perfect balance of sugar and chilled water, creates a pure bliss concoction on a sweltering day.
As the icy liquid glides down your throat, it brings an instant wave of coolness, providing respite from the oppressive heat and leaving you feeling revitalized and reenergized.
So, when your body craves a refreshing oasis, reach for a tall glass of homemade lemonade—a simple yet glorious beverage that will transport you to a state of pure summer bliss.
Easy Homemade Lemonade
This simple recipe for Amish lemonade uses a combination of frozen lemonade concentrate, lemonade Kool-Aid, and fresh lemons. It is my go-to lemonade recipe, with its beautiful balance of sweet and tart.
Lemonade Recipe for a Crowd
Since this is an Amish recipe, it yields a generous amount of lemonade. In fact, it's designed to make a whopping three gallons of this delightful beverage, ensuring you have more than enough to quench the thirst of a sizeable gathering.
So, whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue, a family reunion, or simply want to stock up on refreshing goodness for yourself, this recipe has got you covered. With three gallons of lemonade at your disposal, you'll have ample servings to go around and keep everyone happily hydrated.
It's truly a recipe tailored for serving a crowd (or for a lemonade stand), allowing you to spread the joy of the best homemade lemonade ever. 🙂
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Three-Gallon Drink Dispenser
A large three-gallon drink dispenser is ideal for mixing and serving this lemonade, especially if you're serving a crowd of people.
And since I wanted to capture some photos for this post, I prepared a three-gallon batch of lemonade in my drink dispenser. Then I poured it into three one-gallon jugs to store in my refrigerator.
Initially, I thought this lemonade would last a while since I'm not serving it to a crowd. However, I have two kids who absolutely adore lemonade, and I enjoy sipping on it as well. So we've been drinking about a gallon a day. lol 🙂
Can I Use This Recipe to Make Only One Gallon of Lemonade?
Even though this recipe yields a substantial amount, there's no need to let that deter you from giving it a try.
If you do not need three gallons of lemonade, you can simply adjust the amounts to fit your desired serving size.
Reduce the ingredients accordingly to create a perfectly refreshing one-gallon batch. Don't worry about achieving precise thirds; even if the measurements aren't exact, the taste will still be fantastic.
So go ahead and tailor this recipe to suit your needs. And rest assured that whether you're savoring a small pitcher or filling up a larger container, you can create a great-tasting lemonade.
Homemade Lemonade with Lemons
Although this recipe isn't made from freshly squeezed lemons, we still incorporate some fresh lemons into it. The recipe calls for three sliced lemons, but if you prefer a more pronounced tang from fresh lemons, feel free to add more than three.
And since we include fresh lemon slices, the flavor of this lemonade is actually better on the second day. So this allows you to prepare the recipe ahead of time, if desired, and store it in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.
Recipe to Make Lemonade (From an Amish Friend)
This lemonade recipe takes me back to when I was an Amish teenager. After our Sunday night singings, the hosts always served a snack and beverage.
Cold mint garden tea, lemonade, or chocolate milk were some of the most commonly served drinks at our Amish gatherings.
And one of our friends almost always served this lemonade when they had the youth at their house. I loved it so much that I asked for the recipe. And, of course, they were happy to share. (Most of the Amish are very open to sharing their recipes with one another.)
So this gem came from one of my dear Amish friends.
I hope you have a lovely summer and get to make many great memories with loved ones this year.
And I also hope that sometime, in the midst of it all, you'll get a chance to try this recipe for homemade Amish lemonade. Sipping on this lemonade with fresh lemons is like experiencing a burst of sunshine on your taste buds.
And if you do get to try it, I would love it if you left me a comment and star rating below. Thank you!
Amish Homemade Lemonade Recipe
- 2 (12 oz.) cans frozen lemonade concentrate
- 3 pkg. lemonade Kool-Aid
- 3 1/2 - 4 c. sugar
- water and ice to make 3 gallons
- 3 lemons, cut in slices
- In a large container, mix lemonade concentrate, Kool-Aid, sugar, and enough water and ice to make approx. three gallons. Stir till sugar is dissolved.2 (12 oz.) cans frozen lemonade concentrate, 3 pkg. lemonade Kool-Aid, 3 1/2 - 4 c. sugar, water and ice to make 3 gallons
- Add lemon slices. Chill and serve.3 lemons, cut in slices
- Keep refrigerated.