Frosted Lemonade

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This is my 2-ingredient frosted lemonade! It’s an easy, creamy, and refreshing Chick-fil-A copycat; all you need is lemonade and frozen yogurt or ice cream.

If you love this bright and zesty summer drink idea, give my easy strawberry limeade a try, too!

Two glass jars filled with frosted lemonade with straws in a black tray.


 

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. But when life provides the lemonade, along with frozen yogurt, we make creamy frosted lemonade! This easy frozen drink is so fun, and it tastes just like the Chick-fil-A version that inspired it. On our last visit to the drive-thru, I didn’t even need to bribe the cashier for the secret. All you need to make their famous frosted lemonade? Vanilla ice cream! It’s crazy simple and you’ll be blending up batches all summer.

Why You’ll Love This Frosted Lemonade Recipe

  • 2 ingredients. Save yourself a fast-food run. Instead, pick up a can of frozen lemonade and a tub of ice cream on your next trip to the store. That’s it!
  • Quick. If you have a blender and approximately 2 minutes to spare, you can make this frosted lemonade. I love that it’s super quick because my girls ask for it often.
  • Refreshing. This creamy frozen lemonade is somewhere between a smoothie and a milkshake, depending on whether you make it with ice cream or frozen yogurt. It’s thick and frosty, honestly the best drink (or drinkable dessert) to cool down with in the summer heat.
A glass jar filled with frosted lemonade with a straw.

What You’ll Need

In case you missed it: All you need to make this famous frosted lemonade at home is your favorite cold lemonade, plus vanilla ice cream. Or, in the case of this lightened-up version, I use frozen yogurt. Check out the recipe card below the post for the printable ingredient amounts.

If you’re feeling festive, go ahead and add a splash (or two) of liquor, like rum or vodka, for an adult twist.

Overhead view of cold lemonade in a blender with a green stirring spoon.

How to Make Chick-fil-A’s Frosted Lemonade

To make this smooth and frosty frozen lemonade, simply combine equal parts lemonade and ice cream (or fro-yo) in your blender and give that a whirl. I like to start on Low for a few seconds and then give it a fast, final whip before pouring it into a mason jar for serving. Garnish with lemon wedges and mint, and enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • Make a strong batch. If you’re making your lemonade from a concentrate, like Minute Maid, consider reducing the suggested amount of water so that the lemon flavor is more concentrated. The same goes if you’re making lemonade from scratch. If I use store-bought lemonade, I usually juice a fresh lemon and add that in to boost the flavor.
  • Add yellow food coloring. I don’t mind my frosted lemonade el natural, but if you’d like, go ahead and add a little yellow food dye to brighten the color.
  • Blend slow, then fast. My trick to ensuring this Chick-fil-A frosted lemonade comes out super smooth is to pulse/blend at Low speed for about 15 seconds before blending on High.
  • Make it dairy-free. Use your favorite dairy-free frozen yogurt instead of ice cream or regular fro-yo. I haven’t tried this recipe with another dairy alternative, like coconut ice cream, but I think it might change the flavor quite a bit.
A glass jar filled with frosted lemonade with a straw.

What to Serve With Frosted Lemonade

This copycat Chick-fil-A frosted lemonade is the ultimate poolside refresher alongside a platter of crispy Cajun fries. You can really recreate the drive-thru experience with crispy air fryer chicken, served in a sandwich or with a side of dipping sauce, like honey mustard. Or, keep it light with a lemon kale Caesar salad. For dessert, I love the lemony flavors next to strawberry shortcake or a fresh fruit salad.

Two glass jars filled with frosted lemonade with straws in a black tray.

Make-Ahead

Frosted lemonade is too frozen for the fridge and too liquid to store in the freezer. The best thing you can do is make as many servings as you need on the day. You can make a batch of lemonade in advance and keep it in the fridge for a week or so, and just blend it up with ice cream whenever a craving hits!

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Frosted Lemonade

This smooth and creamy frosted lemonade is an easy and refreshing Chick-fil-A copycat. Make it at home with lemonade and frozen yogurt!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 6 cups chilled lemonade
  • 12 scoops vanilla ice cream, or frozen yogurt (about 6 cups)
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Instructions 

  • Combine. Add cold lemonade and ice cream or frozen yogurt to a blender.
  • Whip. Blend on Low speed for 15 seconds, then blend on Medium-High speed for 20 to 30 seconds. Blend until smooth, but frosty.
  • Serve. Pour into cups and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 0.04mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.01mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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13 Comments

  1. Stephen E. Robertson says:

    My grandkids loved it. Easy to make, plus my grandkids pick the lemons for now.

    1. Katerina says:

      That’s wonderful! It’s great that your grandkids enjoyed it and could help pick the lemons. Makes it even more special! Thank YOU! 🙂

  2. max says:

    This looks very taste.i’ll try this tommorow