Creamy Blackberry Lemonade

With the return of summer, one of my favorite things is strolling through the farm market, where the shelves are once again adorned with an array of fresh fruits and veggies. As the season kicks off, I’m particularly drawn to the abundance of berries which inspire me to explore creative ways to incorporate them into my recipes. 

For a surprising twist on perhaps the most classic summer beverage of all time, I created a recipe for this creamy blackberry lemonade. Combining the tartness of fresh lemons and blackberries with the creaminess of thick, sweet milk, this beverage is a perfectly refreshing balance of flavors. Because of the bright, springlike colors, it also serves as a treat for not just your taste buds but also your eyes. The showstopper creamy blackberry lemonade is sure to become your new favorite summer drink, perfect for parties, picnics, or simply a relaxing afternoon at home. 

The best part? It’s incredibly easy to make, taking less than 15 minutes from start to finish. While using fresh lemons and homemade fruit syrup enhances the taste, you can effortlessly opt for store-bought alternatives to simplify the process. I personally love blackberry simple syrup but feel free to experiment with your preferred fruit juice or simple syrup. Though the recipe calls for a whole can of sweet and condensed milk, you could easily add more or less according to your taste. Because it’s so simple, it’s especially easy to get just the flavor combination you want! 

 This creamy blackberry lemonade is a fruity, tangy, and sweet concoction that will leave you wanting more. Trust me, this might just become your new summer favorite!


Creamy Blackberry Lemonade

  • Author: Abigail Shaeffer
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 gallon 1x



Blackberry Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 810 fresh blackberries


  • 1 cup blackberry simple syrup
  • 1 can sweet and condensed milk
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (68 lemons)
  • 2 cups ice
  • 3 cups water



  1. To make the simple syrup: muddle the blackberries in the water and heat until boiling. Simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the mixture is a deep purple. Add the cup of sugar and bring to a boil again. Remove from heat immediately, strain through a sieve, and set aside to cool.
  2. Juice the lemons until you have one cup of lemon juice. If desired, you can remove the pulp by straining through a sieve.
  3. Mix the lemon juice and water into the pitcher.
  4. Pour in the sweet and condensed milk and whisk until well combined.
  5. Add the ice, then pour the cooled blackberry simple syrup over the top.
  6.  Serve immediately, stirring before serving. If desired, garnish with extra blackberries, lemon slices, and mint.

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