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  1. #1
    Andy Guest

    Default Powerful Lemonade!

    Powerful Lemonade!

    To relieve the boredom of drinking water and grapefruit juice all the time,
    I bought 1/2 gallon of Minute Maid light lemonade.

    It was so powerful I diluted it 1:1 with water and it was much better.

    I'd make it from concentrate but they don't sell a "light" light lemonade.

    I could probably make my own with water, lemon juice and an artificial
    sweetener.

    Andy

  2. #2
    Jerry Avins Guest

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    On May 13, 5:32*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > Powerful Lemonade!
    >
    > To relieve the boredom of drinking water and grapefruit juice all the time,
    > I bought 1/2 gallon of Minute Maid light lemonade.
    >
    > It was so powerful I diluted it 1:1 with water and it was much better.
    >
    > I'd make it from concentrate but they don't sell a "light" light lemonade..
    >
    > I could probably make my own with water, lemon juice and an artificial
    > sweetener.


    What a great idea! Lemonade made with lemons! I usually have simple
    syrup in the fridge during lemonade season.

    Jerry
    --
    Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can
    get.

  3. #3
    Nan Guest

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    On May 13, 5:32*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > Powerful Lemonade!
    >
    > To relieve the boredom of drinking water and grapefruit juice all the time,
    > I bought 1/2 gallon of Minute Maid light lemonade.
    >
    > It was so powerful I diluted it 1:1 with water and it was much better.
    >
    > I'd make it from concentrate but they don't sell a "light" light lemonade..
    >
    > I could probably make my own with water, lemon juice and an artificial
    > sweetener.
    >
    > Andy


    Hi Andy, I just tried the sweetner made from Stevia plant, Truvia, and
    it was pretty good. No after taste, but I haven't tried it in drinks
    yet.
    I love fresh lemonade, but it takes a gang of lemons!!
    Nan

  4. #4
    Andy Guest

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    Nan <[email protected]> wrote:

    >> I could probably make my own with water, lemon juice and an artificial
    >> sweetener.
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > Hi Andy, I just tried the sweetner made from Stevia plant, Truvia, and
    > it was pretty good. No after taste, but I haven't tried it in drinks
    > yet.
    > I love fresh lemonade, but it takes a gang of lemons!!
    > Nan



    Nan,

    Thanks for the Truvia recommendation. I see it's available at my market.
    I'll have to try it.

    I've never been big on artificial sweeteners except what goes into diet
    sodas.

    The "light" minute maid uses aspartame and HFCS so I won't be buying it
    any more.

    It will be a tasty experiment working up a good mix.

    I've got a bottle of "Real" lemon so I'll shortcut juicing real lemons,
    although actual lemon pulp would be nice.

    Best,

    Andy

  5. #5
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Powerful Lemonade!

    Andy wrote:
    >Nan wrote:
    >
    >>> I could probably make my own with water, lemon juice and an artificial
    >>> sweetener.
    >>>
    >>> Andy

    >>
    >> Hi Andy, I just tried the sweetner made from Stevia plant, Truvia, and
    >> it was pretty good. No after taste, but I haven't tried it in drinks
    >> yet.
    >> I love fresh lemonade, but it takes a gang of lemons!!
    >> Nan

    >
    >Nan,
    >
    >Thanks for the Truvia recommendation. I see it's available at my market.
    >I'll have to try it.
    >
    >I've never been big on artificial sweeteners except what goes into diet
    >sodas.
    >
    >The "light" minute maid uses aspartame and HFCS so I won't be buying it
    >any more.
    >
    >It will be a tasty experiment working up a good mix.
    >
    >I've got a bottle of "Real" lemon so I'll shortcut juicing real lemons,
    >although actual lemon pulp would be nice.


    Crystal Light + Crystal Palace + Rocks + Twist = The Chubby Checker

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwAcr-S1LSw

  6. #6
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Powerful Lemonade!

    On May 13, 9:08*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    >
    > Thanks for the Truvia recommendation. I see it's available at my market.
    > I'll have to try it.
    >
    > I've never been big on artificial sweeteners except what goes into diet
    > sodas.


    The same company that makes Sugar In The Raw also makes a Stevia.
    That is the only one I've found that doesn't leave
    that icky aftertaste. It's quite good.

  7. #7
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Powerful Lemonade!

    On May 13, 9:08*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > Nan <nann...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > >> I could probably make my own with water, lemon juice and an artificial
    > >> sweetener.

    >
    > >> Andy

    >
    > > Hi Andy, I just tried the sweetner made from Stevia plant, Truvia, and
    > > it was pretty good. No after taste, but I haven't tried it in drinks
    > > yet.
    > > I love fresh lemonade, but it takes a gang of lemons!!
    > > Nan

    >
    > Nan,
    >
    > Thanks for the Truvia recommendation. I see it's available at my market.
    > I'll have to try it.
    >
    > I've never been big on artificial sweeteners except what goes into diet
    > sodas.
    >
    > The "light" minute maid uses aspartame and HFCS so I won't be buying it
    > any more.
    >
    > It will be a tasty experiment working up a good mix.
    >
    > I've got a bottle of "Real" lemon so I'll shortcut juicing real lemons,
    > although actual lemon pulp would be nice.
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy


    The frozen Minute Maid juice is much better than "Real lemon". It's
    not lemonade- it's in a plastic bottle.

  8. #8
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Powerful Lemonade!

    Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:

    > Crystal Light + Crystal Palace + Rocks + Twist = The Chubby Checker
    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwAcr-S1LSw



    Sheldon.

    Well that was 2:39 minutes of zany. I liked it!

    Even real bums wouldn't drink that crap!!! Crystal Palace isn't even sold
    in Pennsylvania! Neither is Everclear. Two of the best decisions the
    Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board ever made!

    Best,

    Andy


  9. #9
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Powerful Lemonade!

    merryb <[email protected]> wrote:

    >> I've got a bottle of "Real" lemon so I'll shortcut juicing real

    lemons,
    >> although actual lemon pulp would be nice.
    >>
    >> Best,
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > The frozen Minute Maid juice is much better than "Real lemon". It's
    > not lemonade- it's in a plastic bottle.



    merryb,

    That's another good option.

    Ingredients
    Contains water, concentrated lemon juice.


    It certainly beats "Real Lemon" in that department! "Real Lemon" needs
    preservatives to be supermarket shelf-life stable.

    It's available at my market only it comes in resealable 7.5oz "juicy
    juice" style little boxes.

    Thanks!

    Best,

    Andy

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    l, not -l Guest

    Default Re: Powerful Lemonade!


    On 13-May-2011, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Powerful Lemonade!
    >
    > To relieve the boredom of drinking water and grapefruit juice all the
    > time,
    > I bought 1/2 gallon of Minute Maid light lemonade.
    >
    > It was so powerful I diluted it 1:1 with water and it was much better.
    >
    > I'd make it from concentrate but they don't sell a "light" light lemonade.
    >
    > I could probably make my own with water, lemon juice and an artificial
    > sweetener.
    >
    > Andy


    A 32 oz. bottle of lemon juice will make 8 quarts of mighty-tasty lemonade
    for about 60 cents. During the hottest days of summer, I make a two-quart
    pitcher of it every couple of days, except when I add a little variety by
    making limeade.

    I prefer Aldi house brand or Sadaf (from a local ethnic grocer) over
    RealLemon. My recipe is: a cup of lemon juice, a cup of sweetener (I use
    sucralose, generic for Splenda) and water to make 2 quarts at a time.



    --
    "Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug
    dealer an 'unlicensed pharmacist' "

    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

  11. #11
    Andy Guest

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    "l, not -l" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > A 32 oz. bottle of lemon juice will make 8 quarts of mighty-tasty
    > lemonade for about 60 cents. During the hottest days of summer, I
    > make a two-quart pitcher of it every couple of days, except when I add
    > a little variety by making limeade.
    >
    > I prefer Aldi house brand or Sadaf (from a local ethnic grocer) over
    > RealLemon. My recipe is: a cup of lemon juice, a cup of sweetener (I
    > use sucralose, generic for Splenda) and water to make 2 quarts at a
    > time.



    l, not -l,

    Thanks for your recipe.

    I only wonder about a whole cup of sweetener. To a novice in artificial
    sweeteners, that sounds like too much. I'll just add it a little at a
    time, "to taste."

    Best,

    Andy

  12. #12
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Powerful Lemonade!

    Andy wrote:
    > Powerful Lemonade!
    >
    > To relieve the boredom of drinking water and grapefruit juice all the
    > time, I bought 1/2 gallon of Minute Maid light lemonade.
    >
    > It was so powerful I diluted it 1:1 with water and it was much better.
    >
    > I'd make it from concentrate but they don't sell a "light" light
    > lemonade.
    >
    > I could probably make my own with water, lemon juice and an artificial
    > sweetener.


    Really? I like it! I used to get it at Target in the snackbar until they
    closed the snackbar. *sniff* They are remodeling and we will be getting
    fresh produce. Hopefully we will be getting the snackbar back!

    I also have some of the canned. But I tend not to drink it very often.

    But really my favorite is just lemon and water. No sweetener. I am
    hardcore!



  13. #13
    Landon Guest

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    On Fri, 13 May 2011 07:49:52 -0700 (PDT), Nan <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I love fresh lemonade, but it takes a gang of lemons!!
    >Nan


    Those pesky lemon gangs are at my market too! Just hanging out, never
    doing anything constructive! Wearing their little yellow jackets! If
    you see one, you see 20 of em! :-)>

  14. #14
    Landon Guest

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    On Sat, 14 May 2011 00:43:36 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >But really my favorite is just lemon and water. No sweetener. I am
    >hardcore!


    My sister and her husband drink it that way also. I have to add a bit
    of Stevia to mine to take the tartness from it a little.

  15. #15
    l, not -l Guest

    Default Re: Powerful Lemonade!


    On 13-May-2011, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > l, not -l,
    >
    > Thanks for your recipe.
    >
    > I only wonder about a whole cup of sweetener. To a novice in artificial
    > sweeteners, that sounds like too much. I'll just add it a little at a
    > time, "to taste."
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy


    The original recipe called for a cup of sugar; I simply replaced sugar with
    Splenda granular which is supposed to be a 1:1 replacement. Works for me;
    but, as with any recipe, it should be adapted to individual preference.



    --
    "Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug
    dealer an 'unlicensed pharmacist' "

    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

  16. #16
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Powerful Lemonade!


    "Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Andy wrote:
    >>Nan wrote:
    >>
    >>>> I could probably make my own with water, lemon juice and an artificial
    >>>> sweetener.
    >>>>
    >>>> Andy
    >>>
    >>> Hi Andy, I just tried the sweetner made from Stevia plant, Truvia, and
    >>> it was pretty good. No after taste, but I haven't tried it in drinks
    >>> yet.
    >>> I love fresh lemonade, but it takes a gang of lemons!!
    >>> Nan

    >>
    >>Nan,
    >>
    >>Thanks for the Truvia recommendation. I see it's available at my market.
    >>I'll have to try it.
    >>
    >>I've never been big on artificial sweeteners except what goes into diet
    >>sodas.
    >>
    >>The "light" minute maid uses aspartame and HFCS so I won't be buying it
    >>any more.
    >>
    >>It will be a tasty experiment working up a good mix.
    >>
    >>I've got a bottle of "Real" lemon so I'll shortcut juicing real lemons,
    >>although actual lemon pulp would be nice.

    >
    > Crystal Light + Crystal Palace + Rocks + Twist = The Chubby Checker
    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwAcr-S1LSw



    The original video is better:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbK0C9AYMd8

    Jill


  17. #17
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Powerful Lemonade!

    On Fri, 13 May 2011 04:32:33 -0500, Andy wrote:

    > Powerful Lemonade!
    >
    > To relieve the boredom of drinking water and grapefruit juice all the time,
    > I bought 1/2 gallon of Minute Maid light lemonade.
    >
    > It was so powerful I diluted it 1:1 with water and it was much better.
    >
    > I'd make it from concentrate but they don't sell a "light" light lemonade.
    >
    > I could probably make my own with water, lemon juice and an artificial
    > sweetener.
    >
    > Andy


    you think so? it sounds awfully complicated - better wait for some adult
    supervision.

    blake

  18. #18
    blake murphy Guest

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    On Fri, 13 May 2011 14:11:45 -0400, Brooklyn1 wrote:

    > Andy wrote:
    >>
    >>I've got a bottle of "Real" lemon so I'll shortcut juicing real lemons,
    >>although actual lemon pulp would be nice.

    >
    > Crystal Light + Crystal Palace + Rocks + Twist = The Chubby Checker
    >


    that's some vile **** you got there, farm-boy.

    blake

  19. #19
    Jean B. Guest

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    l, not -l wrote:
    > On 13-May-2011, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Powerful Lemonade!
    >>
    >> To relieve the boredom of drinking water and grapefruit juice all the
    >> time,
    >> I bought 1/2 gallon of Minute Maid light lemonade.
    >>
    >> It was so powerful I diluted it 1:1 with water and it was much better.
    >>
    >> I'd make it from concentrate but they don't sell a "light" light lemonade.
    >>
    >> I could probably make my own with water, lemon juice and an artificial
    >> sweetener.
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > A 32 oz. bottle of lemon juice will make 8 quarts of mighty-tasty lemonade
    > for about 60 cents. During the hottest days of summer, I make a two-quart
    > pitcher of it every couple of days, except when I add a little variety by
    > making limeade.
    >
    > I prefer Aldi house brand or Sadaf (from a local ethnic grocer) over
    > RealLemon. My recipe is: a cup of lemon juice, a cup of sweetener (I use
    > sucralose, generic for Splenda) and water to make 2 quarts at a time.
    >
    >
    >

    Hint: such things taste better if you add even a tiny amount of
    another artificial sweetener. Just sayin...

    --
    Jean B.

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