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How to Make Lemonade Cupcakes and Other Lemonade Desserts: From Scratch Recipes

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Lemon-almond cupcakes, lemon curd filling, blueberry crumble topping, lemon curd infused buttercream frosting, crushed Iced Lemonade Archway cookies topping.

Lemon-almond cupcakes, lemon curd filling, blueberry crumble topping, lemon curd infused buttercream frosting, crushed Iced Lemonade Archway cookies topping.

Frozen Lemonade Cupcakes

For those who enjoy lemonade, desserts from scratch with lemonade are a fun option. Cupcakes are the most popular choice, but there are lots of other lemonade dessert recipes out there including cakes, cookies, Popsicles, smoothies, pies, and ice cream. There is something here for everyone.

Tip: To complete your from scratch recipe, make your own lemonade. If you don't want to make your own lemonade, please use frozen concentrate. It's infinitely better than lemonade powder mix.

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Cupcakes

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Tip: If you can't find a lemonade cake recipe that suits your tastes and preferences, search for a cupcake recipe that you can convert.

Cakes

  • Strawberry lemonade trifle. Skip frosting for this one and go right for the recommended whipped cream or Cool Whip.
  • Lemonade cheesecake. If traditional cakes aren't your favorite dessert, opt for a cheesecake instead.
  • Lemonade layer cake. This recipe includes detailed instructions about creating the different layers and making and spreading the frosting.
  • Whole grain lemonade cake. You don't have to make any substitutions to keep this fairly healthy and simple.
  • Lemonade cake. Making a cake in a 13x9 pan is much simpler than making a layer cake and is just as tasty.
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The recipe is the first one in the cookies and bars links.

The recipe is the first one in the cookies and bars links.

Cookies and Bars

  • Strawberry lemonade bars. This recipe consists of a substantial buttery shortbread base topped with a lemon-strawberry custard. You don't have to let the crust cool before you pour the filling on top of it.
  • Pink lemonade freezer bars. This is a perfect option for summer weather when you want a delicious bar dessert but don't want to turn on the oven.
  • Pink lemonade cookies. Adding frozen concentrate to both the cookie dough and the frosting gives these cookies an extra lemonade kick.
  • Pink lemonade wafers. This is a classic recipe that is perfect for any ladies' event (bridal shower, baby shower, afternoon tea, etc.).
  • Girl Scout Cookies Copycat Recipe: Lemonades. Those of you who love the Lemonades cookies from the Girl Scouts no longer have to lament the fact that you can't order them year round.
  • Lemonade sugar cookies. This is another classic recipe that does not need any kind of frosting or topping.
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Frozen lemonade with Swedish berries.

Frozen lemonade with Swedish berries.

Popsicles, Smoothies, and Frozen Drinks

Popsicle molds are inexpensive and allow you to control how much sugar goes into your frozen desserts.

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The recipe is the first one in the pie links.

The recipe is the first one in the pie links.

Pie

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Lebanese lemonade sorbet with pistachio nougat.  The recipe is linked to the left.

Lebanese lemonade sorbet with pistachio nougat. The recipe is linked to the left.

Ice Cream and Sorbet

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Marshmallows

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Pink Lemonade Cookies

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Comments

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 08, 2014:

Thanks so much, Marissa!

Marisa Hammond Olivares from Texas on July 08, 2014:

Hi Randomcreative, I came back around to share this on twitter and Pinterest. Lemonade and Summer - perfect!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 20, 2014:

Yes, for sure! Thanks, Vicki!

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on May 20, 2014:

Lemonade is so refreshing in the summer! All these recipes look great!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 20, 2014:

Thanks, Cyndi! Fruit flavored water is definitely a refreshing treat on a hot day.

Cynthia Calhoun from Western NC on May 20, 2014:

These all look so awesome! I'm particularly interested in "cucumber lemon water" - that just sounds so refreshing on a hot summer's day. Lemon desserts in general are so yummy - now I'm craving lemon bars.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 14, 2013:

Thanks so much, Journey! I hope that you get to try a few of them.

Nyesha Pagnou MPH from USA on September 14, 2013:

What a great list of recipe ideas. So thorough. The lemonade cupcakes look delicious. Thanks for sharing all this information.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 28, 2013:

Thanks, Jeannie! I'm glad that you got some new ideas here.

Jeannie Marie from Baltimore, MD on February 28, 2013:

I would have never thought to make a dessert with lemonade until now. I especially never would have thought to use pink lemonade, but that sounds like such a great idea. Thanks for the suggestions!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 30, 2012:

Thanks so much, Cyndi! You're right that many of these desserts are still great options during winter holidays.

Cynthia Calhoun from Western NC on October 30, 2012:

Sooo yummy! Wow! Look at how beautiful the pictures are and you included so many wonderful ideas here. Even though it's cold outside just now, these still have a place even during the holidays. Wonderful hub!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 31, 2012:

Thanks so much, Thelma!

Thelma Alberts from Germany on August 31, 2012:

Yummy! I love this mouthwatering cupcakes. Thanks for sharing. Pinned!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 31, 2012:

Haha thanks, penlady! I would send you some if I could!

penlady from Sacramento, CA on July 31, 2012:

If only I could reach my hand through the computer, I'd grab your lemonade cupcakes. They look so tasty! Voted up and interesting.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 17, 2012:

Thanks, morningglory! They certainly can be refreshing in the summer.

morningglory24 on July 17, 2012:

I really like lemon infused deserts, esp during the summertime because they are refreshing!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 16, 2012:

I'm glad that Christy shared it, too! You'll have lots of great options now. :)

Judith C Evans from Boise, ID on July 16, 2012:

I love the flavor of lemons! So glad that Christy shared this hub...so many delicious-looking treats, I don't know where to start! :)

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 16, 2012:

Haha I need to find some healthier food topics for articles, I suppose! :)

Terrye Toombs from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. on July 16, 2012:

Random, you keep this up and my butt is gonna be too big to fit into my chair and then how will I write hubs?! :) These look amazing! nummer nummers! VUMS!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 16, 2012:

Thanks, Christy!

Thanks, Julie! It's tough to keep up with all of your followers. Sometimes things slip through the cracks!

Blurter of Indiscretions from Clinton CT on July 16, 2012:

Ooh, my mouth is watering! How do I miss your hubs when they post? I think I'm following too many people LOL....great hub!

Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on July 16, 2012:

This looks great! What a tasty follow-up to your other lemonade hub :)

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 12, 2012:

Thanks so much, Mommiegee!

Mommiegee from Alabama on July 12, 2012:

Love it! Always enjoy your hubs randomcreative!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 12, 2012:

Emma, thanks! Sounds good. :)

Mary, this works out perfectly then!

Mary Hyatt from Florida on July 12, 2012:

I was hoping to get a recipe for lemonade cupcakes.......

Emma Kisby from Berkshire, UK on July 11, 2012:

Some of these recipes look amazing - especially the cupcakes. My future Mother in Law is making some for our wedding next month, but I might just give her some hints from here ....

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