Blender Lemonade


What if you could have homemade lemonade without juicing a bunch of lemons? How great would that be? What if I told you this is possible thanks to Blender Lemonade? Yes, it is true. Blender Lemonade is my new favorite way to make lemonade and I think it will be yours, too.

Blender lemonade sounds like it could be a recipe for slushy lemonade, but that is not this. This blender lemonade recipe is a way of making lemonade that is quick and easy. The final product has the goodness and health benefits of lemon oil from the peel because you use the entire lemon to flavor the lemonade.

It also uses a couple of tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk, so the finished glass of lemonade has a milky hue to it. It is quite beautiful in a glass over ice, and the bit of creaminess is very appealing to the palate, which makes a this lemonade special. It is a great recipe to make when having company, or just sitting on the porch with a friend.



This recipe starts with cutting up lemons, and blending them with some water and sugar. This is a super easy step, but a crucial one to get right for this recipe to be successful. If you have a high-speed blender, you will want to use the pulse setting.  The goal is to blend lemons into a chunky pulpy sludge. If you over-blend, the rind will incorporate too much into the liquid and your lemonade will taste bitter.

Just pulse lemons into a chunky pulp, then let sit for a couple of minutes and the chunks of rind, peel & pulp will rise to the top. This is what you want. You want it to rise, baby… not incorporate. Get it? Good. After the pulp rises, you strain the mixture, then add the sweetened condensed milk & ice. It is that simple!


This recipe is so refreshing and delicious. Not too sour but not too sweet. I would not call it a healthy recipe due to the sugar, but it does have some health benefits of the lemon juice and oil from the peel, and I like that I can control the amount of sugar. It is far better for you than most powdered lemonade mixes or most frozen lemonade concentrates as most contain high fructose corn syrup. I would like to play around with the recipe to see if I could use a more natural sugar, like using date paste to sweeten or even maple syrup.  I’d also like to somehow make it sparkling, maybe by making a concentrate and adding sparkling water. Yum!

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Blender Lemonade

3 lemons

1 lime (optional)

4-5 cups water (start with 4, add more if lemonade too strong)

1/3 cup sugar

2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (I buy organic)

  1. Cut the lemons & lime into 4 wedges each.
  2. Place water, sugar and lemons in a blender.
  3. Pulse in blender, until lemons are broken up into a chunky pulp. Do not overblend.
  4. Let sit for a minute, allowing the chunks/pulp to rise to the top of the blender.
  5. Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a pitcher. Can remove pulp with a slotted spoon before pouring through strainer, but not necessary. I do because my strainer is super small.
  6. Add the sweetened condensed milk to the lemon mixture & stir.
  7. Serve cold over ice, add a mint sprig to make it pretty.



~Mixture will separate. Stir before serving.

~If using a high-powered blender, make sure to use the pulse setting.

~Remember, just break lemons down without incorporating them into the water. You want them to rise to the top after blending.

~Use leftover lemon pieces to freshen up you garbage disposal or use in marinade recipes.

~Serve with a mint sprig or reserve a thin lemon or lime slice for garnish

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