Lemonade Stand: Great summer activity (recipe)

Check out this lemonade stand! Isn’t it just the cutest? We won it this weekend at the auction to benefit our kids’ schools, and I could not be happier. Love the design, the vintage lemon pictures and the basket of goodies that came with. Very creative and the kids will have a great time this summer!

Lemonade stand
Lemonade stand

The basket of goodies included cups, napkins, straws, lemon dishtowel, three containers of lemonade mix, a plastic lemon pitcher and matching cups, and a money jar and chalkboard. A recipe for lemonade was also included, which I will share here – after our abundant winter crop of lemons, I have loads of frozen juice ready to go this summer. And this looks like a great recipe for the kids to tackle themselves, with help at the stove.

Perfect “Old Fashioned” Lemonade
originally posted on Simply Recipes*

  • 1 cup superfine or baking sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice (about 4-6 lemons)
  • 3 to 4 cups cold water

Combine sugar and 1 cup water in saucepan over low heat, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and cool.

In a large pitcher, mix sugar syrup and lemon juice. Add cold water to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with lemon slices and mint sprigs, if desired.

* Imagine my surprise when I went to search out other lemonade recipes and found that Elise’s recipe for Perfect Lemonade was the one provided with our Lemonade Stand! She has a series of “Perfect” recipes that I love including Perfect Popcorn, Perfect Pie Crust, and Perfect Hard-boiled Eggs.


  1. This is adorable! Did you make that stand or is that a picture from somewhere else on the net? It looks so classic, love!
    .-= Maris (In Good Taste)´s last blog ..People Like Cake: Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake =-.

  2. Kitchen Gadget Girl

    Another family at our school made it! I might have to take some closeup shots, it looks like it would be a fun family project to make one together.

  3. The corner down at our end of the block is a *great* location. I use a similar recipe, but 6-6 1/2 cups water, and the lemons from our tree (do you have one?) make great juice. YUMMY!

  4. Kitchen Gadget Girl

    I have used your lemons before for Limoncello, mighty tasty! We have a bunch of frozen juice leftover from our tree, and the kids are completely chomping at the bit to have the stand. Just waiting for the weather to warm up!

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