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Vanilla Lemonade

By Paula Deen


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Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Servings: Makes 2 Quarts


  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 3 cups fresh lemon juice
  • lemon slices, for garnish


In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups water, sugar, and vanilla bean and seeds to a boil over medium-high heat; cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool completely. Discard vanilla bean.

In a large pitcher, stir together sugar mixture, lemon juice, and remaining 2 cups water. Refrigerate until cold. Garnish with servings with lemon, if desired.

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