Best Lemonade Ever
1 C water
1 C lemon
4 C very cold water
1 whole unpeeled lemon, cut crosswise (optional)
1/4 C - 1/2 C sugar syrup; to taste
To make sugar syrup
Add 1C splenda* & 1 C water to a sauce pan & bring to boil. Stir mixture until sugar is thoroughly dissolved. Remove from heat & let cool. When cooled, strain through a coffee filter to remove sediment.
Store in sealed container in fridge & use when needed.
Combine lemon juice & sugar syrup in large pitcher, add water, lemon slices & ice cubes. Stir. Serve cold.
*The version with maltodextrin and sucralose is what is called for in this recipe. The versions that also contain sucrose aren't suitable for this particular purpose.