Creamy Lemonade is a sweet and tart refreshing drink made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, sweetened condensed milk, and sugar. Try my Frosted Lemonade for another drink that you can enjoy all summer long!

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Creamy Lemonade

For a sweet and creamy drink that screams summer, you must try this Creamy Lemonade. You may have seen a similar drink made with limes called Brazilian Lemonade (yes, still called lemonade even though made with limes). The one thing that stands out in both drinks is using sweetened condensed milk. But, there are enough lemons to give the drink just a hint of tartness so it is not too sweet.

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Creamy Lemonade Ingredients

With just a few ingredients, it’s easy to get this sweet and refreshing treat poured into a glass and sipped!

Lemons: You will need about 6 lemons for this recipe. Four of the lemons will be juiced, and the other two lemons will be sliced and added to the pitcher. Be sure to wash the lemons thoroughly before juicing them and slicing them. If using bottled lemon juice, use about 2 tablespoons of lemon concentrate for each freshly squeezed lemon.

Sweetened Condensed Milk: The sweetened condensed milk gives the drink sweetness, as well as creaminess. Do not substitute evaporated milk in this recipe. For even more sweetness, feel free to add more than just a 1/4 cup of milk.

Sugar: It doesn’t get much sweeter than adding granulated sugar to the mix!

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Variations to Creamy Lemonade

This is a nonalcoholic drink suitable for all ages. But, you could add vodka to the mix for more of a vodka lemonade adult drink. Or, add some homemade ginger ale or a splash of cherry limeade to your glass.

5 from 10 votes

Creamy Lemonade

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Creamy Lemonade is a sweet and tart refreshing drink made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, sweetened condensed milk, and sugar.


  • 1-2 large lemons, thinly sliced
  • 4 large lemons, juiced (approximately 1 cup)
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk, or more, to taste
  • ½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • water, approximately 2 cups
  • crushed ice


  • Fill a half-gallon (2-quart) pitcher halfway with crushed ice. Top with sliced lemons.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the lemon juice, sweetened condensed milk, and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Pour the lemon juice mixture over the ice.
  • Fill the pitcher with water and stir to combine. Serve immediately.


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Reader Comments

  1. I made this during a visit from my Phoenix cousins. They were skeptical when they saw me ruin perfectly good fresh lemonade with condensed milk….but we 4 polished off the pitcher with our dinner and they took the recipe home to serve to their friends and family. We bought more lemons and are using the rest of the can to make another pitcher today! YUM!!!

    Do you think it is possible to stir up all the ingredients a few hours ahead of time, then pour over ice?

  2. Can you make this without adding the crushed ice and add ice as you drink it? It’s only one person drinking it.

  3. Thank you for posting this recipe. I made it this morning for brunch with my mom and she started to cry after she took her first drink. She said it tasted just like the lemon drink her dad used to make when she was a child back in the 40s.

  4. Oh my ….this is amazing! Where has it been all my life???
    I’m a lemon fanatic, and this is some of the best lemonade I have ever had! I’m just sad it only made half a pitcher!

  5. Delicious, creamy, and refreshing!! I added some chopped strawberries and it was just lovely!

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