Easy Creamy Lemonade Recipe

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A fun twist on classic lemonade, creamy lemonade is a refreshing beverage that not only cools you down but also delights your taste buds with its creamy texture and citrusy notes. It uses the whole fruit to give it a vibrant lemon flavor and fragrance. 

Creamy lemonade recipe with a lemon slice in a glass.

The secret to why this creamy drink stands out is the unexpected twist of adding a comforting creaminess without overshadowing the zesty freshness of the lemons. Each time I make it, I’m reminded of how something as simple as a drink can bring happiness.

I love the bitterness from the lemon rind and the forthy texture it has all blended. It’s a great way to use all my lemons when trees burst! 

Creamy lemonade has become very popular on TikTok, with most recipes using sweetened condensed milk. Still, I preferred to keep this version healthier, opting for honey and real milk. It’s a refreshing summer drink, and I know you’ll like it!

Pouring creamy lemonade into a glass filled with ice.

Why You’ll Fall in Love with This Zesty Blend

It’s a perfect balance between tangy and sweet, with a velvety texture that’s hard to resist.

  • This is an easy recipe to make so you can spend less time in the kitchen.
  • This lemonade boasts healthy ingredients, making it an ideal choice for those looking for a refreshingly wholesome beverage.
  • The harmonious blend of flavors will impress guests at your next summer gathering.


Before we dive into the recipe, ensure you have the necessary supplies to make your lemonade crafting session as smooth as the drink itself. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A blender
  • A fine mesh sieve or strainer for achieving that perfect smoothness
  • A glass pitcher or jar to store the lemonade
  • And, of course, fresh lemons. 
Lemon, vanilla, honey, milk, water in bowls.

Shopping List and Ingredient Notes

Grab these ingredients at the store:

  • Lemon: One lemon is enough for this recipe. You can use Eureka Lemon or Meyer if they’re available. 
  • Pure Honey(or honey substitute, if preferred): Add natural sweetness to the lemonade without using processed sugar.
  • Milk (whole milk for a creamier texture, but you can use your preferred type): Whole milk or heavy cream will create a creamier lemonade, but 2% works, too.
  • Vanilla extract: Lemon and vanilla go well, which is an excellent addition.
Creamy lemonade with lemon slice.

Recipe Tips and Variations

To make it your own, consider these variations:

  • Add a splash of sparkling water to make a fizzy lemonade for a festive touch.
  • If you prefer a more robust lemon flavor, use more lemons or add a few slices to the pitcher for an extra zing.
  • For a dairy-free version, swap out the milk for coconut cream or milk, oat milk, or almond milk.
  • If you’re watching the calorie intake but still want the creamy texture, opt for a lower-fat or a milk alternative.
  • Adjust the amount of honey according to your sweetness preference. Start with less, taste, and add more if needed.
  • Make popsicles by pouring this mixture into popsicle molds.
  • Agave or maple syrup makes excellent honey substitutes for a different sweetness depth.


This recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days. To maintain its freshness, keep it covered to prevent it from absorbing odors or flavors.

Before serving leftovers, give it a good shake or stir to remix the cream and juice.

Whipped lemonade recipe over ice.

Serving up Sunshine

Now that you’ve whipped up this delectable drink, it’s time to enjoy it to the fullest. 

Here’s when and how to serve it:

  • The perfect way to serve this drink is over ice with a sliced lemon.
  • It’s an ideal addition to any summer barbecue or picnic, served over a generous helping of ice.
  • Serve with any of my favorite lemon recipes.

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Creamy lemonade recipe with a lemon slice in a glass.

Creamy Lemonade

Creamy lemonade is a whipped lemonade drink made with milk.
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Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 drinks
Calories: 146kcal
Author: Eden


  • 1 large lemon, washed and seeds removed
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 1/2 cup whole mill
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract


  • Wash the lemons thoroughly and remove any seeds.
  • Combine the lemons, water, honey, milk, and vanilla extract in a blender.
  • Blend the ingredients until smooth.
  • Using a fine mesh strainer over a glass jar, strain the mixture to remove any pulp or seeds.
  • Serve the lemonade over ice, garnish with lemon slices, and enjoy!


Use extra honey for a sweeter drink. 
Choose what milk you want, 2%, Whole, Nut Milk or Oat Milk. 
Serve over ice.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Mix Milk and Lemonade?

You absolutely can! The acidity of the lemon juice curdles the milk only slightly, creating a creamy heaven that enhances the tartness of the lemon.

Is This Brazilian Lemonade?

While Brazilian lemonade shares some ingredients, such as whole lemons (including the peel) and sugar, adding milk and blending eliminates the need for squeezing and tastes dramatically different.

What is Swiss lemonade?

Swiss lemonade is a popular beverage in Switzerland made with fresh-squeezed lemon juice, sparkling water, and sugar. It is typically served cold and can be found in many cafes and restaurants nationwide. Unlike traditional lemonade, Swiss lemonade contains no milk or cream and has a lighter, more refreshing taste. 

Creamy lemonade recipe.

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