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This Copycat Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade is a delicious and creamy cold drink for the summer. This summertime treat is so refreshing and perfect for hot days!

If you love Chick Fil A as I do, you have to try these other copycat recipes. They are to die for! Try my Copycat Sandwich, Nuggets, and of course, their amazing Chick-fil-A Sauce!

Chick fil a frosted lemonade in a glass with a metal straw.

Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade

I have an obsession. Chick Fil A’s Frosted Lemonade! Have you had it?! It is the most amazing and creamy delicious frozen drink that I have ever had. I crave Chick Fil A frosted lemonade all of the time, especially on hot summer days. So the last time that I ordered this frosted lemonade, I noticed that they just add vanilla ice cream to their delicious hand-squeezed lemonade. And since I have the recipe for their lemonade already, I wanted to make some at home for myself!

It was pretty simple to squeeze some fresh lemons and combine them all into the blender. This Chick Fil A frosted lemonade blended so smooth and creamy, and the hint of lemon is absolutely fantastic! You will love everything about it, and it will be the best refreshing lemonade drink that you make this summer. It tastes identical to the frosted lemonade at Chick Fil A. And the best part is that you can make a big batch at home!

What You Need To Make Copycat Frosted Lemonade

This ingredient list is short and sweet! It is perfect for making this frosted lemonade this summer as many times as you want! It is the perfect blend of sweet and savory and is so easy to make! You will find the full measurements located in the recipe card below.

  • Lemon Juice: Fresh squeezed is best.
  • Sugar: Balances the tartness in the frosted lemonade.
  • Water: Is the base of the lemonade.
  • Vanilla Ice Cream: This is what gives it that frosted taste and chill you are going to love.

How to Copy Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade

To make this quick and easy Chick Fil A frosted lemonade, you just need a few ingredients and a blender! You will never have to go out to get this delicious drink again!

  • Combine: Add lemon juice, sugar, and water to a blender. Add the vanilla ice cream. I used about the equivalent to 4 cups.
  • Blend: Blend until smooth. Pour into four cups and enjoy!

All You Need To Know About Fresh Lemons

Incredible Chick Fil A Frozen Lemonade starts with fresh squeezed Lemons. Yes, fresh. Not the bottled stuff, so here is all you need to know.

  • How to Pick Lemons: It can seem complicated, but you’ll be an expert when you know what to look for. Look for lemons that seem heavy when you hold it in your hands. Also, look for thin skin that is firm and has a fine texture to the peel. It should be a deep yellow color. The heavier the fruit and thinner the skin, the more juice it will have.
  • Where should I store Lemons? Decorating your counter with fresh fruit in a pretty bowl is so tempting. Just leave the lemons out. If left at room temperature, the skins can become tough, and the lemons can actually dry out. Keep your lemons in the fridge.
  • Juicing Tip: Cut and quarter your lemons and then microwave them for 30 seconds. This helps the lemons release more of their juice.
  • Can I use bottled lemon juice instead of lemons? I would say if you weren’t making lemonade, yes, you could. But for the best-tasting and refreshing lemonade, use fresh lemons. It just won’t be the same otherwise.
  • Intensify the Flavor: Add the zest of one lemon to the mixture before adding the ice cream for even more of that citrus flavor without adding too much more zing.
Adding water and ice cream to the lemonade mix.

Tips and Variations

This Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade is one of the simplest recipes you can make. That being said, here are some ways to make it perfect!

  • Blender: Because everything is essentially a liquid for this refreshing drink, you do not have to have a fancy blender. Even an immersion blender will work. Just blend till desired consistency.
  • Sugar: Make sure the sugar is dissolved as much as possible before adding the ice cream for a creamy texture.
  • Lemonade: Out of lemons, you can use already-made lemonade. You will need 2 cups of lemonade for this recipe instead of the freshly squeezed lemon juice, sugar, and water. I highly recommend using a good-quality, all-natural lemonade.
  • Ice Cream: I love using ice cream full of ingredients I can pronounce and nothing artificial if I can help it. If you need a dairy alternative or something different, go for it! The taste and texture might be a bit different, but it should still be amazing.
  • Add-ins: Vary this refreshing lemonade by adding in frozen berries, peaches, or other fruit of choice.
  • Mix it Up: Use Chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla, or use orange juice and reduce or omit the sugar. For extra zip use lime juice instead of lemons for a frozen limeade.
The top view of a frosted lemonade with lemon sliced scattered around the cup.

How to Store Frozen Lemonade

This Chick Fil A Copycat Frozen Lemonade is best served immediately, but you can make it a few hours beforehand. Blend the ingredients together and place them in the freezer. When ready to use, let it thaw a bit or blend it again by adding extra ice cream or water as needed for desired consistency.

The side view of a frosted lemonade with a hand putting a straw in the glass.

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Chick fil A Copycat Frosted Lemonade

5 from 2 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
A delicious and creamy frozen lemonade that tastes just like Chick-fil-A! This drink is so refreshing and perfect for summer!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • cups water
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream

Instructions 

  • Add lemon juice, sugar, and water to a blender. Add the vanilla ice cream. I used about the equivalent to 4 cups.
  • Blend until smooth. Pour into four cups and enjoy!

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Notes

Updated on July 17, 2023
Originally Posted on June 12, 2015

Nutrition

Calories: 383kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 5gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 111mgPotassium: 326mgFiber: 1gSugar: 54gVitamin A: 556IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 175mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    I love these copy cat recipes and this is great, love a great lemonade and even better knowing what’s in it if I want to keep it as is or slim down if I want, so thank you!