Creamy Lemonade ~ better than TikTok’s!

pouring creamy lemonade over ice

Creamy lemonade is an epic refresher made with zingy lemons and a touch of sweet cream whipped up right in your blender (no sweetened condensed milk in my uber fresh recipe) It’s thick and creamy over crushed ice…like a lemon shake!

pouring creamy lemonade over crushed ice

creamy lemonade ~ the ultimate recipe

This drink has to be on your to do list this month people, it’s unbelievably good. You can count on me to test out the latest crazes and give you the straight scoop. The original TikTok creamy lemonade is made with sweetened condensed milk, which gave it a super sweet, cloying taste. I’ve upgraded the recipe and made it so much better, without the need for sweetened condensed milk. If you’ve had my amazing fresh lemon ice cream, you’ll know how dreamy this is going to be.

pouring creamy lemonade over a glass of crushed ice

here’s what you’ll need

My creamy lemonade recipe takes its cue from different types of creamy lemonades out there, from Brazilian lemonade (actually made with limes) and blender lemonade, to current social media crazes made with sweetened condensed milk, or even (gasp) RediWhip! My version is simple, sophisticated, and a taste sensation. I could sip on it all day long.

  • whole lemons ~ you’re going to blitz the whole lemon in a blender so I like to use organic lemons.
  • sugar ~ just a bit of sugar is all it needs to make the perfect tart lemon flavor. You can use the alternative sweetener of your choice as well.
  • water
  • cream ~ it gives this drink body and richness, you’re going to love it!
fresh lemons for creamy lemonade

how to make better than TikTok style creamy lemonade

  1. Wash your lemons well and cut them in quarters.
  2. Add the lemons, sugar, and water to a blender and blend until as smooth as possible. It about took 15 seconds on high in my Vitamix.
  3. Strain the mixture through a mesh strainer, pushing as much as possible through, and discard the solids. You should have about 3 cups of liquid.
  4. Put back in your washed out blender and blend the lemon mixture with cream, whipping just until thick and frothy, about 10 seconds.
  5. Pour over ice and prepare to swoon.
making creamy lemonade in a blender with whole lemons

creamy lemonade faqs

Do the whole lemons make the lemonade bitter?

Maybe ever so slightly, depending on your lemons, but they do impart a vivid lemon flavor, and more than you would get from just the juice. In fact most of the flavor we associate with lemons comes from the peel itself. The juice is merely sour. And remember, you are straining the solids away, and you can remove the seeds, prior to blending if you like.

Can I make creamy lemonade ahead of time?

Yes, it works perfectly that way, you can stash the finished lemonade in the fridge for up to a day before. Give it a good whisking before using if it has separated. You can also make just the lemon part ahead, and blend with the cream when ready to serve. Either way will work.

Can I make this with lemon juice instead of whole lemons?

Yes, but you’ll want to play with the proportions to get the result you’re looking for. If you use a cup of lemon juice and 2 cups water, you can sweeten it to taste before blending with the cream.

Can I make a vegan creamy lemonade?

Yes, use coconut milk (the kind from the can.)

creamy lemonade in Vitamix blender

how to make a creamy lemonade cocktail

Add a shot of vodka for the best vodka lemonade of your life, or add some triple sec for a major Lemon Drop! You could make a creamy Tom Collins, or a Bee’s Knees with gin. I’m sure there are lots of other possibilities, what am I missing??

pouring creamy lemonade over ice

lemon is so refreshing!

pouring creamy lemonade over ice
5 from 16 votes

Creamy Lemonade

Creamy lemonade whipped up in your blender without sweetened condensed milk. It's like a delicious lemon shake!
Course beverage
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 6 servings
Calories 111kcal
Author Sue Moran


  • 2 medium to large lemons, washed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cream


  • Slice the lemons into quarters
    lemons cut in quarters
  • Place the lemons in your blender. Add the sugar and water and blend until smooth. This took about 15 seconds. Note: a food processor will also work for this.
  • Strain the mixture through a mesh seive, pushing all the liquid through. Discard the solids.
    straining lemonade
  • You'll be left without about 3 cups of a thick lemonade.
    strained whole lemonade
  • Pour this back into your rinsed out blender, and add the cream. Blend briefly, about 5-10 seconds, to combine. This will whip the cream slightly and you'll have a thick creamy lemonade.
  • Pour over crushed ice and serve.
    pouring creamy lemonade over ice

Cook’s notes

Want to try the original TikTok creamy lemonade? See the video below!


Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 299IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

This is lemonade on another level! Just add sweetened condensed milk to your lemonade recipe and enjoy! ? #creamylemonade #summervibes #lemonade

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  • Reply
    Joyce Wills
    May 25, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    Hi, I save the lemon seeds and plant them. I grown wonderful lemon trees right on my window sill.

  • Reply
    September 7, 2021 at 5:39 am

    5 stars
    Okay, I don’t like lemonade but this was so good!

  • Reply
    August 28, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    This looks super good, I’m in love with the first shot! def trying it!

  • Reply
    Giovanina Romero
    August 24, 2021 at 6:58 am

    5 stars
    This looks refreshing. Can’t wait to try it, not a lot of calories either.

  • Reply
    August 23, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    WHAT is so bad about (gasp) RediWhip? It is meant to be a topping rather than an ingredient. It would probably blend right down to nothing (probably why it’s a whip, right)? ? ? ?
    This sounds like a delicious drink! Will have to try it.

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      August 23, 2021 at 4:33 pm

      Some of the recipes I read blend in the RediWhip, lol!

  • Reply
    Susan Galyon
    August 22, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    5 stars
    Why doesn’t the lemon juice curdle the cream?

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      August 22, 2021 at 1:52 pm

      Hey Susan ~ lemon juice won’t curdle cream, the fat content prevents it. If you try to add cream to milk, it will curdle.

  • Reply
    August 22, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    This seems like it’s just screaming to be a cocktail. What liquors would be good with this, and how would you blend this so it doesn’t separate or get weird?

    Seems like you might want to cut back on the water for the amount of alcohol you might add to keep that rich, lush texture and consistency. Makes me think of the texture of a White Russian.

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      August 22, 2021 at 1:55 pm

      I have yet to experiment with this beyond adding some vodka for a super duper vodka lemonade. Definitely only blend briefly as you don’t want to over whip the cream.

      • Reply
        August 24, 2021 at 1:14 pm

        5 stars
        I’d add some lemoncello!

  • Reply
    August 22, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    I,m sure yours will be way better than tiktoks version…I do not think I would like sweetened condensed milk in mine,Im going to try yours thank you for posting!

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      August 22, 2021 at 12:49 pm

      Hope you like it Summer 🙂

      • Reply
        August 29, 2021 at 9:25 am

        What type of cream do we use??

        • Reply
          Sue Moran
          August 29, 2021 at 10:18 am

          Regular heavy or whipping cream Debbie.

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