This creamy lemonade recipe is so delicious! It's a refreshing drink perfect for a hot summer day!
It's made with sweetened condensed milk (hence the creamy consistency). This easy recipe is even better than the classic lemonade.
This tasty drink tastes similar to lemon meringue pie. The creaminess added from the condensed milk gives it a fluffier texture that's reminiscent of many lemon desserts!
Why You've Got to Try this Recipe
I know the words "creamy lemonade" might not inspire a lot of faith in this recipe! It sounds like an odd combination - I was personally hesitant at first too, but I highly recommend trying it.
Creamy lemonade has gotten popular on TikTok with recipe creators making all sort of combinations like boozy creamy lemonade, creamy lemonade with strawberries, and whipped lemonade. It's a take on Brazilian limeade and a Brazilian lemonade recipe (Swiss lemonade or limonada suíça) that's made by blending limes or lemons with condensed milk.
It makes for a richer, tastier beverage that's fun to make. This recipe makes a large pitcher of lemonade, so you can save it in the refrigerator and drink it all week or serve it at a party.
Ingredients for the Best Creamy Lemonade
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this creamy drink!
Lemons - You'll need anywhere from 5 to 8 lemons to get ½ cup of fresh lemon juice. Try to find lemons that feel heavy for their size, it will mean they have more juice! You'll also want one extra lemon for garnish in the pitcher or glasses.
Sweeteners - You'll use ¼ cup of sweetened condensed milk (milk that's had the water removed) and ¼ cup granulated sugar (you can use extra sugar if necessary).
Ice & Water - You'll need 4 cups of ice cubes and 5 cups of water (use cold water so the ice won't melt).
See more details in the recipe card below.
More Fun Summery Drinks to Try
If you like fruity and fun drinks, check out some of these great recipes.
- Mango Lassi - a frothy and delicious blend of mango and coconut yogurt.
- Strawberry Milk - a delightful blend of fresh strawberry purée and milk over ice.
- Watermelon Strawberry Sangria - a pitcher of summer fruit deliciousness.
Be sure to check out our other favorite TikTok recipes as well!
Tips for Making this Recipe
Preparation Tips - If you want an even tarter lemonade, zest several of the lemons and add them to the mixture! If this recipe is too tart for you, you can always stir in a little cane sugar.
Ingredient Notes - I highly recommend using fresh-squeezed lemon juice for this recipe.
Storing Tips - You can save this recipe in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you'd like to make it in advance, add the ice to it before serving so it doesn't get watered down.
Diet/Allergy Alternatives - If you are lactose intolerant or vegan, you can use coconut cream or coconut milk instead of sweetened condensed milk.
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- ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 4 cups ice
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 5 cups water
- Combine the lemon juice, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, and 1 cup of water in a pitcher and stir till fully combined.
- Add in the ice and stir. Add the remaining water and stir. Garnish with lemon slices.
- Serve immediately!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g