Frozen Coconut Lemonade

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Coconut Frozen Lemonade — The EASIEST THREE ingredient frozen lemonade recipe that’s creamy and refreshing with the PERFECT pop of tart lemon flavor!! You can easily spike it for an adults-only batch that’s perfect for summer days!!

Coconut Frozen Lemonade — The EASIEST THREE ingredient frozen lemonade recipe that's creamy and refreshing with the PERFECT pop of tart lemon flavor!! You can easily spike it for an adults-only batch that's perfect for summer days!!

Whipped Frozen Lemonade Recipe

This is going to be your new summertime favorite blended drink. It’s similar to a smoothie or frozen drink, but with more of a whipped and frothy texture than your typical smoothie or frozen drink has thanks to the coconut milk.

That coconut milk fat isn’t just good for your skin. It makes an incredibly creamy and frothy frozen drink.

It’s refreshing, creamy, and has a great balance of tart-and-sweet. If you’re looking for a lemonade recipe with plenty of lemon pop, this is exactly what you need.

I personally don’t think this coconut milk drink recipe tastes that coconut-forward but I also drink a ton of coconut water and coconut milk so I may not be the best judge. My daughter thought the coconut flavor is present but not overwhelming.

Coconut Frozen Lemonade — The EASIEST THREE ingredient frozen lemonade recipe that's creamy and refreshing with the PERFECT pop of tart lemon flavor!! You can easily spike it for an adults-only batch that's perfect for summer days!!

What’s in the Frozen Lemonade? 

You literally only need three ingredients (because ice doesn’t count) to make this refreshing summery drink:

  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar
  • Cold coconut milk (in a can, full-fat)
  • Ice

How to Make Frozen Lemonade

Begin my dissolving together lemon juice and sugar in a small kettle on the stove. This is your lemon simple syrup.

To the canister of a blender, add the lemon simple syrup and about 1/2 to 2/3 of a 14-ounce can of coconut milk, along with about 2 1/2 cups of ice cubes. This is about 10 big cubes of ice, give or take. 

Blend it up and if you want it thicker or more frozen, add a bit more ice to your liking.

Coconut Frozen Lemonade — The EASIEST THREE ingredient frozen lemonade recipe that's creamy and refreshing with the PERFECT pop of tart lemon flavor!! You can easily spike it for an adults-only batch that's perfect for summer days!!

Can I Make Spiked Frozen Lemonade? 

If you want to add a couple shots of vodka (fruit-flavored vodka would be great), coconut rum such as Malibu, or your favorite alcohol to the blender canister when you’re blending it up, go for it.

A spiked frozen coconut lemonade would be so refreshing in warm weather!

Can I Substitute the Coconut Milk? 

No! If you love coconut milk, this will be right up your alley. If you don’t, this may not be for you because no other type of milk is going to give you the same results so you can’t just substitute it for another milk option.

Coconut Frozen Lemonade — The EASIEST THREE ingredient frozen lemonade recipe that's creamy and refreshing with the PERFECT pop of tart lemon flavor!! You can easily spike it for an adults-only batch that's perfect for summer days!!

What Type of Coconut Milk Should I Use? 

For this recipe I recommend full-fat coconut milk in a can, not a carton. Popular brands include Thai Kitchen or try Trader Joe’s if you have one in your area.

Do not use:

  • coconut cream (way too thick)
  • cream of coconut (likely super sweet and what you’d use in a pina colada)
  • coconut milk in a carton (either shelf-stable or refrigerated; this is way too thin and is better used for pouring over your cereal or something like that)
  • coconut coffee creamer (someone will ask, just don’t use it)
  • lite coconut milk in a can (I haven’t tested this recipe with lite and although possibly it could work ‘okay’, I know the final result will be much less creamy and not have the lovely whipped and frothy texture; splurge and use full-fat)

Coconut Frozen Lemonade — The EASIEST THREE ingredient frozen lemonade recipe that's creamy and refreshing with the PERFECT pop of tart lemon flavor!! You can easily spike it for an adults-only batch that's perfect for summer days!!

Tips for Making Coconut Frozen Lemonade 

Plan ahead and refrigerate your coconut milk for at least a couple hours, although overnight or for a few days is even better. It will help in the blending process since you’re starting with a cold liquid so you won’t need to use as much ice.

It will also enable to cream to clearly rise to the top and you’ll be able to literally scoop it out of the can — not pour it out.

When it’s cold, the coconut milk will be very thick and will resemble the texture of frozen Cool Whip. Grab a spoon and plop a big blob of it in your blender, about 2/3 of the can. Not an exact science.

Coconut Frozen Lemonade — The EASIEST THREE ingredient frozen lemonade recipe that's creamy and refreshing with the PERFECT pop of tart lemon flavor!! You can easily spike it for an adults-only batch that's perfect for summer days!!

Coconut Frozen Lemonade — The EASIEST THREE ingredient frozen lemonade recipe that's creamy and refreshing with the PERFECT pop of tart lemon flavor!! You can easily spike it for an adults-only batch that's perfect for summer days!!

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Frozen Coconut Lemonade

By Averie Sunshine
The EASIEST THREE ingredient whipped lemonade recipe that's creamy and refreshing with the PERFECT pop of tart lemon flavor!! You can easily spike it for an adults-only batch that's perfect for summer days!!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 4
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Ingredients  

  • ¾ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed is preferred
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ to ⅔ of a 14-ounce can full fat coconut milk, chilled in fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight
  • 2 ½ cups ice cubes, about 10 large cubes, or as necessary
  • fresh lemon wedges or slices, optional for garnishing

Instructions 

  • To a small saucepan, add the lemon juice, sugar, and heat over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar. This is your lemon simple syrup.
  • To the canister of a high-speed blonder, add the lemon simple syrup, the thick and fatty part of the coconut milk (read blog post for discussion on this), ice, and blend on high until whipped and frothy. If you want it thicker, add additional ice cubes to taste.
  • Optionally garnish with lemon wedges or slices and serve immediately.

Notes

1. If you want to add a couple shots of vodka (flavored vodka would be great), coconut rum such as Malibu, or your favorite alcohol to the blender canister when you're blending it up, go for it.
2. Recipes makes enough for two large tumblers or four smaller sized portions.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 284kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 21mg, Sugar: 38g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Flavored Water — I’ve shared two of my favorite flavored water recipes in this post — a cucumber water and a berry water — but the flavor options are endless!

Kiwi Agua Fresca — Refreshing, healthy, naturally sweet, so easy and ready in 30 seconds!! It’ll be your new favorite drink!!

Copycat Wendy’s Frosty — Low-fat and so easy to whip up! It tastes like a lighter chocolate milkshake, but it’s still super creamy and delicious.

Homemade Ginger Ale — Making homemade ginger ale is nearly work-free, relying on yeast to ferment the mixture, thereby creating carbonation and fizz. The ginger ale is great on its own, or feel free to infuse other flavors into it.

Homemade Horchata— This easy horchata recipe requires some planning, but it’s so easy to make! Just soak your ingredients overnight, then blend them up! 

Skinny Caramel Frappuccino— This drink is too good to be true! It’s cold, creamy, rich, and satisfying, plus it’s only 50 calories per serving. 

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  1. 5 stars
    We’ve made this twice now. SO good and refreshing! Will be our new summer go-to. The coconut isn’t super strong, but just enough. Even my coconut hating 11 year old loves this drink. 

  2. 5 stars
    I’m in Arkansas and it was quite warm Saturday. I made this for the family prior to jumping into the pool. It was instantly a new favorite and was the perfect tart/sweet treat while beating the heat! Love this recipe and will use it again next weekend!

  3. 5 stars
    I’m in Arkansas and it was quite warm Saturday. I made this for the family prior to jumping into the pool. It was instantly a new favorite and was the perfect tart/sweet treat while beating the heat! Love this recipe and will use it again next weekend!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad that this is a new family favorite! I agree it’s the perfect sweet/tart treat while beating the heat, couldn’t have said it any better myself!

  4. Oh wow–this sounds positively delish (and refreshingly creamy too)! I can totally see why full fat coconut milk in a can is best–nothing else will do!

    1. Yes it is exactly just as you said!! All of the above!

      And for sure, the full fat coconut milk is the only way to go with this one…it’s totally worth the splurge!

  5. 5 stars
    I’m in Florida. It’s going to be 98 today. Need I say more? LOL. The perfect “cool-me-down” drink for this afternoon. And I just haopen to have fresh lemons and coconut milk (in a can). I can’t wait.

  6. 5 stars
    I’m in Florida. It’s going to be 98 today. Need I say more? LOL. The perfect “cool-me-down” drink for this afternoon. And I just haopen to have fresh lemons and coconut milk (in a can). I can’t wait.

    1. I am in southern Mexico. I hear you. It’s easily going to be 98 here as well. This has been so refreshing! Hope you enjoy it!