This Chick-fil-A Frosted Lemonade Copycat Recipe is the perfect summer treat! It’s refreshing, easy to make, and tastes just like the real thing.
Whenever I make a stop at Chick-fil-A, I can’t resist indulging in their irresistible frosted lemonade.
However, this guilty pleasure often results in an expensive outing, as I have to pair it with their mouthwatering chicken sandwich and delectable waffle fries.
Thankfully, I don’t have a Chick-fil-A nearby, which is probably a good thing because my cravings could easily spiral out of control.
Little did I know, there’s a way to replicate their famous frosted lemonade at home for a fraction of the cost.
While Chick-fil-A relies on their signature Vanilla IceDream soft serve, you can achieve a similar velvety and creamy texture by opting for a softer ice cream like Bryer’s or Edy’s slow churned variety.
Not only is this homemade version incredibly refreshing, making it perfect for hot summer days, but only takes a few minutes to make.
Plus, you can enjoy it all year round, ensuring your cravings are satisfied even on Sundays when Chick-fil-A is closed.
And the best part? It’s a hit with kids too!
If you love Chick-fil-A, check out our copycat Chick-fil-A peppermint chip shake! It’s a complete dupe with a smooth and creamy texture and peppermint taste!
What is a Chick-fil-A frosted lemonade?
A Chick-fil-A frosted lemonade is a frozen treat made with soft serve ice cream and lemonade.
Why You’ll Love This Chick-fil-A Copycat Frosted Lemonade
- A great way to cool off on a hot sunny day.
- Easy to make with simple ingredients.
- Customizable by more or less sugar, lemon juice and ice cream.
- Saves a trip to the drive-thru.
- Delicious tart flavor.
Chick-fil-A Frosted Lemonade Ingredients
- Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Vanilla ice cream
- Sliced lemons, for garnish
- For a diet frosted lemonade, swap out the sugar for Splenda and use frozen vanilla yogurt in place of ice cream.
- Could use store bought lemonade but the flavor may not be the same.
- Can add a drop of yellow food coloring to the mix if you want more yellow color.
- Toss in some strawberries for a frozen strawberry lemonade.
- If you want it sweeter add a little bit more sugar.
How to Make a Chick-fil-A Frosted Lemonade
Add ice cream, water, sugar and lemon juice to a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
Divide the mixture between 3 glasses. Garnish each glass with a lemon slice and enjoy.
- Use a soft texture ice cream for a complete dupe of the Chick-fil-A version.
- No need for a fancy blender for this recipe. Even an immersion blender will work.
- Use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor.
- Freeze your glass ahead of time to keep it colder longer.
Yes, Chick-fil-A Frosted Lemonade contains dairy as it is made with a combination of lemonade and dairy-based soft-serve ice cream. If you have a dairy intolerance or allergy, you can use dairy-free alternatives in your homemade version.
Yes, you can. Just multiply the ingredients by the amount of servings you need to make a large batch.
It’s best to make this recipe right before serving for optimal taste and texture.
If you compare the cost of a single frozen lemonade at Chick-fil-A, which is around $4.75, to the cost of ingredients you can purchase at the store for under $10 and make a larger quantity, it is clear that making it at home is definitely cheaper.
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Chick-fil-A Frosted Lemonade
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1½ cups ice cold water
- 6 cups vanilla ice cream (about 12 scoops)
- sliced lemons for garnish
- Add ice cream, water, sugar and lemon juice to a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Divide the mixture between 3 glasses. Garnish each glass with a lemon slice and enjoy.
Nutritional facts are estimates and are provided as a courtesy to the reader. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. Nutritional values are calculated via a third party. Changing ingredients, amounts or cooking technique will alter the estimated nutritional calculations.