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Ideas and Recipes for Lemonade Stands

Updated on October 19, 2011
How children can create their own lemonade stand so they can learn to earn their own money.
How children can create their own lemonade stand so they can learn to earn their own money.

A lemonade stand is a great way to earn a little spending money and meet your neighbors. Here is what you will need:

  1. Lemonade, in a pitcher or large thermos
  2. Ice (and a cooler to keep it frozen)
  3. Snacks
  4. Cups and napkins
  5. Change box , or cash register your child played with in Kindergarten, if your child still has it.
  6. Folding card table
  7. Big sign, most defenetely, and a price list
  8. Chairs or a bench, if you'd like
  9. Optional: Music, or another way to call attention to the stand

Lemonade and brownies are a classic combination. Baking brownies from a box is quick work, and I've included recipes for treats as well.

Crafts are good, too- perhaps friendship bracelets, which you can work on between customers. You might also devote half the table to a mini yard sale, and sell odd-and-ends you've outgrown. This is where the card table's size comes in handy.

Recipes for your Stand

If you want to squeeze fresh lemons, here's the basic recipe, which yields 4 cups. You can see that making enough fresh lemonade for your stand will entail much lemon-juicing time.

Lemonade

  1. 4 cups of water
  2. Juice from 6 lemons
  3. 3/4 cup of sugar, or more, depending on whether you prefer sweet or tart lemonade

Mix together by hand or in a blender, adjust sweetness, and serve over ice.

Alternetely, you can make lemonade from frozen lemonade concentrate , available at the grocery stor, or from dry mix. There's nothing wrong with these not-from-scratch options, especially if the idea is to get out to the street and sell some lemonade, not stand at the kitchen counter all morning juicing lemons. Follow the directions on the can or bag. You can always cut some thin lemon slices, and add one to each cup of lemonade you pour.

Real true story of a boy who raised $41,233 on a lemonade stand to help other sick kids

Despite his medical condition, Jack is determined to turn his lemons into lemonade by holding an annual lemonade stand to help his friends at SickKids," said his mom Jodie Yeilding. Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/article/255180#ixzz1bFRZBvOE
Despite his medical condition, Jack is determined to turn his lemons into lemonade by holding an annual lemonade stand to help his friends at SickKids," said his mom Jodie Yeilding. Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/article/255180#ixzz1bFRZBvOE | Source

Lemon Candy Straw Treats

To make this old-fahioned treat, push a lemon candy stick (these are hollow inside) into the open side of a lemon that's been cut in half. The combo of the tart lemon and the sweet stick is perfect. To make this treat from a whole lemon, use an apple corer, lemon juicer, or a sharp knife to make a hole for the candy straw. You can also use oranges or limes.

Website to buy lemon candy straws:

http://www.thechocolatestore.com/pd-82-4-lemon-candy-sticks-straws-4-6.aspx

you can buy the lemon candy straws at the website mentioned above.
you can buy the lemon candy straws at the website mentioned above. | Source

Real true story of a girl raising money to find a cure for Cancer

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is all about children! It was started by 4-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott who had a dream to find a cure. Thousands of children around the world have joined Alex’s quest by holding lemonade stands. Alex’s very first
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is all about children! It was started by 4-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott who had a dream to find a cure. Thousands of children around the world have joined Alex’s quest by holding lemonade stands. Alex’s very first | Source

A Free Lemonade Stand Printable

a free lemonade stand printable.
a free lemonade stand printable. | Source

Baked Goods for your Lemonade Stand

Shortbread makes an excellent and unexpected addition to any full-service lemonade stand, as does fudge. Both recipes are incredibly easy, although fudge will take forethought, as it needs two hours or so in the refrigerator to become firm.

Shortbread

  1. 1 cup of sugar
  2. 1 cup of butter (equals two sticks, or 1/2 pound)
  3. 3 cups of all-purpose flour

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Cream the sugar and butter. Measure in 2 1/2 cups of flour, and mix thouroughly. Flour a tabletop, counter, or wooden board with the leftover 1/2 cup of flour, and knead until you see cracks on the dough's surface. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thick, and cut into squares, bars, or any shape you wish. With a fork, prick the cookies, and put them on an ungreassed cookie sheet. Bake for 45 minutes, until the tops are light brown. You can also add almonds, hazelnuts, or chocolate chips to the dough if you like.

shortbread finger cookies.
shortbread finger cookies. | Source

Shortbread Chocolate chip Cookies Recipe

shortbread chocolate chip cookies. This website shows you how to do the shortbread chocolate chip cookies.
shortbread chocolate chip cookies. This website shows you how to do the shortbread chocolate chip cookies. | Source

Fudge Recipe

  1. 2 packages, or 16 squares, of semi-sweet baking chocolate
  2. 1 can of sweetened condensed milk, the 14-ounce size
  3. 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Melt the chocolate with the condensed milk, either in a microwave for 2-3 minutes, or on top of the stove. The chocolate should be almost but not entirely melted. Stir, and the chocolate will melt fully. Add vanilla. Line a square pan (8 inches is a good size) with wax paper, and pour in the chocolate-milk-vanilla mixture. Chill for two hours or more if needed, until firm. Cut into bars or squares.

A chocolate fudge
A chocolate fudge | Source

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      dabbs.cory@yahoo.com 

      6 years ago

      thanks for the tips lol

      gtg pti

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      sasha 

      6 years ago

      omg i would order everything!

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      Jasmine Pena 

      6 years ago from California, USA

      Thanks! love the picture also:) so cute.

    • rebeccamealey profile image

      Rebecca Mealey 

      6 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Great idea, and I love the pictures, especially the old back and white!

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, what a great idea! never thought of it, it's a shame I couldn't do this over here, but I wish I could! we have to have a license for all sorts of things, rated up! cheers nell

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful hub. I must say the kids here in Latvia could really benefit from lemonade stands because their always in need of money and parents are always short of it. Howev?r it just isn't done here. Too bad you couldn't be like a good will ambassador and come here and teach everyone how it's done.

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      roanna 

      7 years ago from Virginia

      Interesting ideas for the home-made lemonade sales.

      I always wonder if it actually works...:)

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