Nanny Doris’s Homemade Lemonade

I have such fond memories of making lemonade with my nanny, Doris, when I was a child. Every summer, we would spend hours in the kitchen squeezing fresh lemons, measuring out sugar, and stirring up a pitcher of the most delicious lemonade.

The tangy aroma of the lemons mixed with the sweet scent of sugar always filled the air, and the taste was like nothing else in the world.

Making lemonade with Nanny Doris was a special tradition that we both cherished, and every time I make it now, those memories come flooding back. It’s a simple recipe, but the memories it evokes are priceless.


  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 6-8 lemons)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cups cold water
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon slices for garnish (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the lemon juice and sugar. Heat over medium heat, constantly stirring, until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  3. Once cooled, add 4 cups of cold water to the lemon-sugar mixture.
  4. Stir well to combine.
  5. Pour the lemonade mixture into a pitcher filled with ice cubes.
  6. Garnish with lemon slices (optional)
  7. Serve and enjoy your homemade lemonade!

Note: You can adjust the sweetness of the lemonade by adding more or less sugar. You can also add mint leaves or other fruits to give it a different flavour.

Making lemonade at home has many advantages, not only does it taste better, but it also allows you to control the amount of sugar you add, and you can experiment with different flavors and ingredients to suit your taste.

You can also be assured that the ingredients you use are fresh and of good quality.

I hope that this recipe will bring a smile to your face and create lasting memories with your loved ones, just as it did for me and Nanny Doris. So go ahead, gather your ingredients, and have fun making this classic summer drink.

I’m confident that you will love it!

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