15 Tangy Desserts Made With Lemonade
Tangy and refreshing, lemonade is a summertime classic that deserves to be enjoyed beyond the beverage category. These brightly colored lemonade desserts rely on the drink's perfect balance of sour and sweet to bring impressive flavor. Cookies, cakes, pies, and even mousse gets infused with lemonade in these 15 summery recipes.
Classic sugar cookies get a tangy twist with the addition of frozen lemonade concentrate. Have leftover concentrate? Follow reviewer Heather Rivas' lead and use it to make a simple glaze for the baked cookies.
Strawberry Lemonade Ice Pops
You only need two ingredients, frozen lemonade concentrate and frozen strawberries, to whip up these tart ice pops. "This was so good, we had leftover mix so I filled up some ice cube trays with it and put them in a glass of regular lemonade," says LECOLEMAN.
Lemonade Pie IV
The best part about this cheesecake isn't its creamy lemonade filling or crispy crust. It's no bake, so all you have to do is stir and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours before serving.
Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
White cake mix is pepped up thanks to tasty lemonade concentrate and egg whites to create a fluffy texture. Recipe creator Laura suggests, "Decorate with lemon slice candies or your other favorite cupcake decorations!"
Lemon Cheese Ball
"Cheese ball" may not fall into the category of dessert for most, but this sweet recipe will change your mind. Cream cheese pairs up with confectioners' sugar and lemonade concentrate to make a sweet and tart dish. Serve with graham crackers, ginger snaps, or animal crackers.
Lemonade Cake II
Recipe creator Patty Silva says, "Use this cake recipe with lemon-flavored gelatin mix, lemon cake mix, and lemonade concentrate to make a lemony, lemony, lemonade cake!"
Pink Lemonade Pie
This classic icebox pie combines sweetened condensed milk, pink lemonade concentrate, and whipped topping for an unbelievably fluffy and light filling. Want it extra pink? Several reviewers suggested adding a drop or two of red food coloring for that rich pink color.
Chilled Lemonade Dessert
A cross between ice cream, mousse, and cheese cake, this delectable dessert is the perfect balance of creamy and lemony. Serve a scoop of it with fresh fruit, in a waffle cone, or even spooned into a pie crust.
Frosted Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
Get a double dose of pink lemonade concentrate with this recipe that features it in the frosting and cupcake batter.
Strawberry Lemonade Cake
When you need a cake that looks as impressive as it tastes, then this is the recipe for you. Lemonade cake batter is mixed, then divided before adding strawberry reduction to half. By swirling these two colorful batters, you'll have a beautiful cake straight out of the oven.
Lemonade Pie I
"This was so light and refreshing," says BAKERYBUFF. "It is the easiest pie I've ever made and is very quick to prepare. "
Lemonade Cake I
Can't decide between cake or ice cream? This recipe won't make you choose. Vanilla cake is layered with pink lemonade ice cream in the middle before being coated in a lemony frosting.
Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes
Lemon-flavored gelatin mix is the secret ingredient to these tangy cupcakes. Recipe creator Shellie says, "When I asked my son what he thought, he replied, 'This is the best cupcake I've ever had!'"
Pink Lemonade Cookies
Add a burst of color of fresh citrus flavor and delicate pink color to these cookies with pink lemonade concentrate.
Ida's Lemon Mousse
Lemonade concentrate is whisked until fluffy with whipped topping and lemon flavored Jell-O mix. For an extra fun dessert presentation, follow user STEPHFUNE's advice: "I scooped lemons out and served the mousse inside the lemons!"