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A tasty Chick-fil-A copycat recipe, this Frosted Lemonade uses minimal ingredients and only takes minutes to blend together. A great drink for those warm days!

Two glasses of Frosted Lemonade with lemon garnish and straw.

I love a good copycat recipe and this Frosted Lemonade is one of my absolute favorites. It is super easy to throw together when the craving calls!

I’m obsessed with anything that is lemon and even better if it includes ice cream, and that is exactly what this Frosted Lemonade has.

We make this all the time, we live in Florida so it doesn’t usually get too cold so this is an all-year recipe for us here, but now that the weather is warming up elsewhere, I had to share this with you!

Literally, you will not get any easier than this recipe! That is what makes it one of our favorites because it takes so few ingredients to throw together.

And lemonade is just great on its own, but when you make this recipe it really elevates those flavors and takes your normal lemonade routine to the next level.

Once you try this recipe, you will absolutely cut back on your trips to the drive-thru! Save yourself some money and make this beloved recipe at home.

Some of our favorite drinks we have on our site include: Shamrock Shake, White Wine Spritzer and Strawberry Banana Smoothie.

Close up overhead of drink in glass with lemon garnish and straw.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • With only 4 ingredients it is super easy to throw together.
  • This can be doubled to make more for others.
  • Any vanilla ice cream will work with this recipe.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

Granulated sugar
Lemon juice
Water
Vanilla ice cream

Ingredients needed to make a Frosted Lemonade.

HOW TO MAKE FROSTED LEMONADE:

  1. Place the sugar, lemon juice, and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. 
  2. Stir constantly until the sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Take off the heat and let cool to room temperature, for 10 minutes. 
  4. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes until chilled.
  5. Place the ice cream into a blender. 
  6. Add the lemonade mixture. 
  7. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.
Step by step photos on how to make Frosted Lemonade.

WHAT IS THE TEXTURE OF THIS?

This makes a thick milkshake-like texture. Enjoy it with a spoon or straw. If you want it a little less thick, add a splash of milk.

WHAT IS THE BEST VANILLA ICE CREAM TO USE?

Use your favorite vanilla ice cream, I used basic vanilla but you can use vanilla bean, or French vanilla if you prefer.

DO I NEED A FOOD PROCESSOR?

This will require a food processor or blender to make it come together.

DOES THIS TASTE LIKE CHICK-FIL-A?

Chick-fil-A uses their soft-serve ice “dream” in their Frosted Lemonade along with their signature in-store made lemonade. Dare I say this version is even better than Chick-fil-A?!

Two glasses of Frosted Lemonade on white board with lemons.

HOW TO STORE:

This needs to be served immediately or it will melt, even if kept in the fridge. It is still delicious but the thick texture of it is what makes it extra special.

Make the concentrate lemonade days beforehand if you want to use this at a party.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Use your favorite vanilla ice cream for this recipe.
  • Make sure that you use real lemon juice, do not substitute for bottled.
  • This recipe can be doubled to make more for others.
  • Chick-fil-a does not garnish with whipped cream and cherries like their milkshakes but that would be a delicious addition to this frosted lemonade.
  • Make an adult version by adding a shot per serving of vodka or rum!
Hand holding up one Frosted Lemonade.

Love copycat recipes so you can save some money? How about making this delicious and easy Frosted Lemonade, you will fall in love.

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5 from 5 votes

Frosted Lemonade

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
A tasty Chick-fil-A copycat recipe this Frosted Lemonade uses minimal ingredients and only takes minutes to blend together. A great drink for those warm days!
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Place the sugar, lemon juice, and water in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir constantly until the sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  • Take off the heat and let cool to room temperature, for 10 minutes.
  • Place in the fridge for 30 minutes until chilled.
  • Place the ice cream into a blender.
  • Add the lemonade mixture.
  • Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

Notes

  1. Use your favorite vanilla ice cream for this recipe.
  2. Make sure that you use real lemon juice, do not substitute for bottled.
  3. This recipe can be doubled to make more for others.
  4. Chick-fil-a does not garnish with whipped cream and cherries like their milkshakes but that would be a delicious addition to this frosted lemonade.
  5. Make an adult version by adding a shot per serving of vodka or rum!

Nutrition

Calories: 752kcal | Carbohydrates: 116g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 107g | Vitamin A: 1115IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 344mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    vry good

  2. Nancy L Riley says:

    The “recipe” isn’t a recipe. There are no amounts listed with the ingredients!

  3. All of the amounts are listed right before where you left this comment.

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