Creamy Lemonade is all the rage on Tik Tok these days. Not that I would know based on the amount of times I have opened the app. I heard all about it from my ten year old. She is my guide to all things interesting and new on social media. Yes, there is an account for Black Girls Eat. No, I have not posted anything yet. I did create a video today for this yummy creamy lemonade so who knows? I might just make my Tik Tok debut after writing this post.
Keep Cool With Creamy Lemonade
The temperature is rising all across the country. Is it any wonder that we are all looking for ways to keep cool? Lemonade is one of the easiest beverages to make on the planet. If you have water, lemons and some kind of sweetner, you are in luck. So why creamy lemonade? As far as I can tell, we are all still working from home and making things up just for the heck of it. But I’m all in. I am not ashamed to say that I made the baked feta cheese pasta and tried my hand at the wrap hack that went viral. It’s all good. I am always trying to remix my plate and I am an influencer who can also at times be influenced.
But Can I Make It Vegan?
So although I am not vegan, I am avoiding dairy for the most part. I am fighting the war against inflammation which is how I started leaning into plant-based nutrition in the first place. The original version of creamy lemonade requires sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice. After a short search, I learned that you can actually buy vegan condensed milk. I didn’t have time to order it because I started writing this blog post and it just sounded like such a great idea. So I went back online and discovered that you can make your own vegan condensed milk by heating up coconut milk and sugar.
Make Creamy Lemonade Shots
Alcohol and sugar are not exactly a power combination for me but sometimes I make up drinks just for my family to enjoy. When I finished making the first batch of creamy lemonade, I realized that it might taste really good with lemon flavored rum. I was correct. A generous amount of rum added to the mixture took it to the next level. I love a flexible drink. Make the original version for the kids and those seeking non-alcoholic beverages. Make the creamy lemonade shots for those looking for a little something extra.
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