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How to Make a Lemonade Stand

When I was at a family barbecue with my cousins at their house in La Jolla, they let me pick some fresh citrus. Then, I had an idea. A money making idea: a lemonade stand.

Snip. Snip. Snip. It’s raining lemons!

It’s actually pretty hard work juicing lemons. Even with a citrus juicer.


Since the goal of my lemonade stand was to make mucho moo’la, I had to find a good cookie recipe. Oh, and do you like the action shot above?

Can you guess whose cookie recipe I used?

They’re the Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies from Jenny at Picky Palate!

I really take pride in my sign making. I only wrote this sign though because I always pour milk for myself in the morning and I always see the no-added stuff on the carton, so I thought that it would be funny to make a lemonade sign for this.

Ghirardelli Brownies are one of my favorites.

This what the stand looked like. We set it up on a busy street and flagged down customers. They usually said “Keep the change!” Not exactly the Taj Mahal of lemonade stands but it worked out great. Our prices were cheap too! $1.00 for a huge cookie, 75 cents for a large brownie, 50 cents for a small brownie, 75 cents for a large lemonade, and 50 cents for a small lemonade.

My lemonade stand turned out great. My friend and I each earned $25.45 and had tons of fun. We were both pretty happy with our earnings too!

And even a kid can make a lemonade stand…. Like Me! 🙂

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

The best lemonade recipe ever...


2 cups water 2 cups granulated white sugar 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 quarts cold water lemon slices ice cubes


1. Make the simple syrup (make this ahead of time): Mix 2 cups water and the sugar in a large saucepan. Stir while bringing to a boil, until sugar is dissolved. Let it cool and then refrigerate it until it's really cold. 2. Make the lemonade: Combine the lemon juice with 2 cups of simple syrup in a large pitcher. Taste and add more simple syrup, if you like it a little sweeter. Add lemon slices to make everything look nice. Serve it over cups filled with ice. TIP: Anywhere from 4 to 6 lemons (1 pound) will squeeze out about 1 cup of juice.


Friday 19th of August 2011

Wow! That lemonade looks good! If I had come down your street, I definitely would have bought a LARGE cup of lemonade . . . and one of those delish brownies! Congratulations on your success!

Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

Friday 19th of August 2011

Wow, lemonade made with lemons right off of the tree! What a success, I would bet you are inspiring kids across the country.

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme

Friday 19th of August 2011

What a fantastic job you did on with your lemonade stand! I get that lemonade was delicious and those cookies look so good, too!


Friday 19th of August 2011

Oh how I wish I could have visited your lemonade stand! Fresh lemonade and delicious treats! Love it!

Angie @ Bigbearswife

Friday 19th of August 2011

Great Looking Lemonade Stand!