Honey Boo Boo Makes Lemonade With "Five Pounds of Sugar"

Entertainment Sep. 12, 2012 AT 11:45AM

So that's where Honey Boo Boo gets all her energy!

In a sneak peek at the September 12 episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, 32-year-old matriarch June Shannon decides to raise funds for 7-year-old Alana Thompson's next beauty pageant by selling lemonade on the street.

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As expected, the mother-daughter duo's recipe is anything but healthy. "The secret to making good lemonade is a lot of sugar and a lot of lemon juice," Shannon says. "The lemonade I make has got a good five pounds of sugar. I don't like stuff that, you know, tastes nasty. I like a lot of sugar."

Honey Boo Boo Child, aka Alana Thompson
Honey Boo Boo Child, aka Alana Thompson
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After Thompson sips their first batch, she decides it needs more sweetness. "People in McIntyre are gonna have a diabetic attack," Shannon jokes.

"Yeah, but this thing is so good," Thompson counters.

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"Sugar makes anything taste better," Shannon reasons. "You gotta have sweeter sweet tea, sweeter lemonade. Makes it sweet. Makes it pungent."

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. EST on TLC.

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