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Refreshing Lemonade Recipe
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Refreshing Lemonade

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"A sugar-free recipe for fresh lemonade."

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Original recipe makes 20 (4 ounce) servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    4 hrs 35 mins


  1. In a small saucepan, combine SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener and 1 cup water. Bring to boil and stir to dissolve SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener. 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 and remaining 7 cups water.
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  • Note
  • This is a reduced sugar version of a recipe originally submitted by an Allrecipes home cook.
  • Serving Size: 1 (4 fl oz) drink

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 18, 2010

Because this proved to be just the right amounts of both Splenda and lemon juice for me I'll consider this a valuable reference recipe so that I get it right every time.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 20, 2013

I was looking for a home-made lemonade but this one used 9 lemons, which I thought was a lot. It called for Splenda but I replaced that with Truvia as I don't use Splenda and read that one reviewer also did this but I thought it was way too sweet and tasted more like sugar water than lemonade. I will be looking for another home-made lemonade recipe without Splenda and uses less lemons.


22 Ratings

Jul 14, 2011

This tasted as good as any homemade lemonade I tasted, which surprised me. I love lemonade in the summer, but know it is loaded with sugar, so I don't make it as often as I would like. I used the calculate button and changed the servings to make as many glasses as I wanted. I used Truvia, as I didn't have splenda, and it disolved right in the water. I may have more lemonade this year now when I get the craving.

Jul 06, 2010

I did have to make a few adjustments due to running out of Splenda, but it turned out great. Used 1 cup of Splenda and 3/4 cup sugar and followed the recipe otherwise as directed. Made it for our 4th of July celebration and everyone including the kids are raving about it.

Aug 24, 2008

great taste and super easy- my husband loves it!! it is the only kind i like now!!!

Feb 07, 2011

Yum and easy! I look forward to making this in the summer to cool off on those hot days!

Sep 27, 2010

I love lemonade, and now I finally know how to make it with Splenda instead of sugar, thank you!

Nov 01, 2013

This is a staple in my house. Here's a twist if you like mint. Try putting 2-4 mint leaves in the lemonade before refrigerating. Leave in pitcher as decoration and taste this is a Southern American this to do. Now it's coming back as people start infusing water with juice from whole fruit. The steep time for this will vary to the strength of flavour you want. 4-48 hours. Also, if you muddle/crush the leaves slightly it will increase the flavour. The number of mint leaves also matters too. Try other herbs too for a refreshing change. Lavender is really nice in teas too. Iced earl grey with a few lavender stalks.


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  • Calories
  • 12 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.5 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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