Miss Aimee B's Tea Room in St. Charles is noted for wonderful desserts, scrumptious muffins, creative soups and delicious entrees. But nothing is as famous as its lemonade.


2 medium lemons

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 pint milk

Club soda

Crushed ice

Wash the lemons, cut off the ends and quarter them. Hand squeeze the juice from the lemons into a bowl. In either a blender or food processor, coarsely chop the lemons. Do not puree! Add the coarsely chopped lemons to the bowl with the juice. Next add the 1 1/2 cups sugar, stir well and let the mixture set for 30 minutes. This allows the sugar to pull the juices out of the lemons. Finally, add the 2 cups milk. Stir well again. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.

To serve, strain the concentrate to remove the rinds and seeds. Fill a glass with 1/2 cup lemonade mixture, 1/2 cup club soda and 1/2 cup crushed ice. Stir well. Serves 6.