October 19, 2023Review Recipe
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This thirst-quenching whipped lemonade is a refreshing way to cool down during the hot months. Our lemonade recipe takes your favorite summer drink to a whole new level with its rich and creamy texture and subtle lemon flavor.
Whipped Lemonade Ingredients
- 3 cups whipped heavy cream (1½ cups heavy cream should double in volume to 3 cups), divided
- ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
- 3 cups of ice cubes
It is very important that the cream is already whipped when added to the blender. If you simply add heavy cream, the drink will have the consistency of milk.
Substitutions and Additions for this Whipped Lemonade Recipe
LEMON JUICE: If fresh lemons aren’t available, you can use bottled lemon juice. However, the flavor may not be as vibrant as fresh lemon juice.
WHIPPED CREAM: You can also opt to use Cool Whip instead of whipped cream for this tasty treat to make the recipe even quicker to whip up.
STRAWBERRIES: Add a burst of vibrant pink to your drink by adding fresh or frozen strawberries to your blender for a strawberry lemonade version.
ALCOHOL: Add a shot of vodka, whiskey, or tequila for a spiked version of this perfect drink.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
Keep all the ingredients chilled right up until you’re going to make the drink so that everything stays cold longer.
How to Make This Whipped Lemonade Recipe
STEP ONE: Place 2 cups of whipped cream, fresh lemon juice, sweetened condensed milk, and ice into a blender.
You can adjust the sweetened condensed milk to taste. Using ½ cup for two large servings is not super sweet, so you can add more for a sweeter lemonade.
STEP TWO: Blend on high speed for approximately 15 seconds or until the mixture is an even milkshake-like consistency.
STEP THREE: Divide the blended lemonade mixture between two tall, chilled glasses.
Temperature matters! Chill your glasses in the fridge before serving. This helps keep your whipped lemonade cool for a longer time.
STEP FOUR: Top with the remaining whipped cream and serve immediately.
Sprinkle some lemon zest on the whipped lemonade for an extra burst of citrus flavor. It also adds a lovely speckled look to the top of your drink.
Troubleshooting Your Whipped Lemonade Recipe
While the whipped lemonade recipe is relatively straightforward, here’s our best advice for making this recipe:
My lemonade isn’t creamy enough – Ensure that the heavy cream is whipped to stiff peaks before adding it to the blender. This will give the lemonade its creamy, frothy texture.
My lemonade is too tart or too sweet – Adjust the amount of lemon juice or sweetened condensed milk to taste. Start with less than the recipe calls for, taste, and add more as needed.
My lemonade is too thin – This could be due to adding too much ice or not enough whipped cream. Be sure to measure the ice and whipped cream accurately. If the lemonade is still too thin, you can add more whipped cream to thicken it.
My drink separates after sitting for a while – This is a natural occurrence due to the whipped cream and lemon juice having different densities. Simply stir or blend the drink again before serving.
The whipped cream deflated when I added it to the lemonade – This could be a result of the whipped cream being over-beaten or the lemonade being too warm. Be careful not to over-beat the whipped cream, as it can turn into butter. Also, ensure all ingredients are chilled before blending to keep the whipped cream stable.
How To Serve Whipped Lemonade
This isn’t your ordinary lemonade; it’s a luxurious upgrade that combines the tangy freshness of lemon with the velvety richness of whipped cream. Let’s explore how it can be served and savored.
Garnish with Fresh Mint or Lemon Slice – Adding a sprig of fresh mint or a slice of lemon not only enhances the visual appeal of the drink but also adds a refreshing aroma that complements the lemon flavor.
Sweeten with Honey or Powdered Sugar – For those who prefer a sweeter drink, a drizzle of honey or a dusting of powdered sugar can balance the tartness of the lemon, creating a harmonious blend of flavors.
Add Fresh or Frozen Berries – Incorporating fresh or frozen berries like strawberries or blueberries can add a burst of fruity flavor and vibrant color, transforming the classic lemonade into a berry-infused delight.
The versatility of this whipped lemonade allows it to be seamlessly incorporated into various meal types:
As a Brunch Beverage – Serve this whipped lemonade with a stack of mini pancakes or waffles for a brunch that starts your day on a refreshing note.
With a Side Salad – The light and fresh flavors of a garden salad would pair beautifully with the creamy lemonade. The crisp vegetables and the tangy dressing would provide a nice contrast to the rich, citrusy beverage.
Alongside Blueberry Cookies – Soft blueberry cookies would make a delightful accompaniment. The sweet, fruity flavors of the cookies combine well with the frozen lemonade.
Storing Frozen Whipped Lemonade
It’s best to enjoy this beverage fresh, immediately after it’s made. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the ingredients used in this recipe, it is not recommended to make this whipped lemonade ahead of time.
The whipped cream may lose its fluffy texture and the ice could melt, altering the consistency of the drink.
IN THE FRIDGE: Storing this whipped lemonade in the fridge is not recommended. The whipped cream and ice in the recipe may separate and melt, resulting in a less than desirable texture and consistency.
IN THE FREEZER: Similarly, freezing this whipped lemonade is not advised. The texture of the whipped cream can change when frozen and thawed, and the overall consistency of the drink may be affected.
Whipped lemonade is intended to be enjoyed chilled, straight from the blender. If left out for a while and it becomes warm, it’s best to make a fresh batch rather than attempting to re-chill or reheat the existing one.
Hot summer days just got better with this creamy lemonade recipe. The lemonade taste and creamy texture take plain lemonade to the next level. This featured TikTok sensation from last year will be your new favorite drink this summer.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This creamy drink is best made with a high-powered blender. The ice cubes may not allow a milk frother to blend the drink properly and it may damage the frother.
This easy recipe can be made even easier by using a store-bought whipped topping, such as Cool Whip, in place of homemade whipped cream.
Adding other fruit would be a great way to get creative with this tasty drink. Try strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, peaches, or raspberries for great choices.
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- 3 cups whipped heavy cream, 1½ cups heavy cream should double in volume to 3 cups, divided
- ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
- 3 cups ice
- Place 2 cups of whipped cream, lemon juice, sweetened condensed milk, and ice into a blender.
- Blend on high speed for approximately 15 seconds or until the mixture is an even milkshake-like consistency.
- Divide the mixture between two tall, chilled glasses.
- Top with the remaining whipped cream and serve immediately.
- It is very important that the cream is already whipped when added to the blender. If you simply add heavy cream, the drink will have the consistency of milk.
- Keep all the ingredients chilled right up until you’re going to make the drink so that everything stays cold longer.
- You can adjust the sweetened condensed milk to taste. Using ½ cup for two large servings is not super sweet, so you can add more for a sweeter lemonade.
- You can add 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar to the last cup of the whipped cream and whisk it in just before topping the whipped lemonades for a sweetened whipped cream topping.