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This Copycat Chick-fil-A Frosted Lemonade is a refreshing treat that perfectly blends sweet and tangy flavors. Made with freshly squeezed lemons and a creamy blend of ice cream, creating a smooth and frosty texture.

Each sip is bursting with citrusy lemon flavor, balanced with a sweet, creamy finish that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat or a thirst-quenching drink, this copycat Chick-fil-A’s Frosted Lemonade is sure to become a new favorite.

A mason jar will with creamy frosted lemonade topped with a lemon slice .

If you have ever been to a Chick-Fil-A restaurant, you are likely to know about this frosted lemonade treat! It’s made by combining their classic homemade lemonade and their famous soft-serve vanilla Icedream® creating the perfect balance of tart and sweet.

It’s lemonade and a vanilla milkshake combined into one refreshing beverage! Perfect for a warm day, this delicious drink is a splendid way to cool down and enjoy a moment of sweetness- a spring or summertime delight!

My family sure does enjoy frosted lemonade, so I set out to make a homemade version we can enjoy at home anytime. I think you will enjoy this frosted lemonade copycat recipe as much as we do!

With a few simple ingredients and you are on your way to deliciousness! What better way to enjoy frozen lemonade at a fraction of the cost?

Ingredient Notes

  • Lemon Juice: Freshly squeezed lemons are best for flavor and that citrusy brightness.
  • Lemon zest: Lemon zest adds in bits of bright color and packs even more pucker power into this delightful drink.
  • Ice Cream: Classic vanilla is what we use here. Pick up your favorite vanilla ice cream. Vanilla, Vanilla Bean, and french vanilla are all great options.
  • Milk: I like to use cold whole milk for a smooth creamy texture. It doesn’t water down the drink like water would but allows it to blend to an optimal smoothness.
Labeled image of ingredients needed for frosted lemonade.

Chick Fil A is always coming out with new frosted lemonade flavors so why not give some other versions a try at home? Serve up a big batch of any good frosty beverage any time of the year! Here are a few things to try:

Variations and Substitutions

  • Lemonade Mixture: If you don’t have fresh lemons you can replace the lemon juice with fresh-squeezed lemonade (that is what Chick-Fil-A does) or a prepared cold lemonade you pick up at your local grocery store or even lemonade concentrate.
  • Diet Version: Chic-fil-a has a diet lemonade version where they use diet lemonade. You could also swap out the ice cream with frozen yogurt too.
  • Try using other ice cream flavors like strawberry ice cream for a frosted strawberry lemonade version. I think it will go well with other fruit-filled ice creams, but feel free to experiment. A cheesecake ice cream would be dreamy too.
  • Add in other fruits: You can use fresh or frozen fruits you love. Berries, bananas, peaches, and mango would be a nice addition.
  • Tropical: For a tropical spin use pineapple juice and some frozen pineapple.
  • Orange Creamsicle: Use orange juice concentrate or fresh squeezed orange juice in place of the lemon juice.
  • Top this lemon milkshake with whipped cream for the perfect summer drink!

How To Make Chick-Fil-A Frosted Lemonade

Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact ingredients and full recipe instructions!

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  1. To make this quick and easy Chick Fil A frosted lemonade simply add lemon juice, zest, vanilla ice cream, and milk to the blender. Then blend until smooth
  2. Pour into frosted mugs or cups and enjoy.

I love to serve this homemade frosted lemonade with a lemon slice, a cute straw, or wooden spoons for a pretty presentation.

An overhead shot of a glass of creamy frosted lemonade on a marble table with lemons scattered about.

Tips

  • Cold Milk: Be sure your milk is ice cold so that you don’t melt the ice cream when you add it.
  • Juicing Tips: Rolling the lemon on the counter will help break up the juice inside. Also, using a lemon squeezer is a really easy way to get the most juice out of the lemon.
  • Extra Sweetness: If the frosted lemonade isn’t sweet enough for your taste, you can add in a little powdered sugar or fine sugar to add more sweetness.
  • If you want some extra lemon flavor in your frosted lemonade, cut the milk down to ¼ cup and increase the lemon juice to ¾ cup.
  • Blender: Using a blender makes this a breeze to make. You don’t need anything fancy because these soft ingredients mix together well. An immersion blender or milkshake mixer will also work.
Two tall glasses filled with copycat chick-fil-a frosted lemonade with lemons and a tea towel.

Recipe FAQ’s

Can I use bottled lemon juice instead of lemons?

I really wouldn’t recommend it, as fresh lemon juice add the best flavor. If you are in a pinch I would grab premade lemonade instead

How to pick the best lemons?

Look for lemons that are a little heavy. You want the skin to be firm with a deep yellow color. Lemons with thin skin will likely have more juice in them.

Where should you store lemons?

I recommend storing lemons in the refrigerator in the crisper drawer. They will last longer and this will prevent them from drying out. Lemons will only last about 1 week at room temperature but will last for a couple of weeks or more in the refrigerator.

Storage

Storage: This drink is really best served immediately, but if you need to make it a few hours beforehand you can blend it and place it in the freezer. When ready to use remove it and let it thaw out for a few minutes. Give it a good stir and add it back into the blender. You can reblend it to restore the best texture. You may need a splash of milk to get that milkshake-like consistency.

Prep Ahead: You can also just prep your lemon juice, zest, and milk and cover and place them in the refrigerator. Scoop out and measure your ice cream and place it in an airtight container and store it in the freezer until ready to blend.

A mason jar full of frosty vanilla lemonade milkshake with two wooden spoons in the cup.

More Refreshing Treats to Enjoy

When it starts warming up (or if you live in Florida as I do- this is most months) and you are looking for great ideas to stay cool on a hot day. Here are a few I think you will love.

Lemon lovers are sure to enjoy the flavors of my lemon pudding poke cake, homemade strawberry lemonade popsicles, or lemon icebox pie!

Oreo Ice Cream Dessert, Strawberry Ice Cream Cake, or No-Churn Blueberry Ice Cream are other ways to stay refreshed on a hot summer day.

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Two glasses filled with frosted lemonade with lemons surrounding glass on the table.
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Frosted Lemonade Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Nikki Lee
This Copycat Chick-fil-A Frosted Lemonade is a refreshing treat that perfectly blends sweet and tangy flavors. Made with freshly squeezed lemons and a creamy blend of ice cream, creating a smooth and frosty texture.
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Ingredients 

  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 zest of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender.
  • Pulse the mixture continuously until it is combined and chunks of ice cream remain.
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy!

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Notes

  • Cold Milk: Be sure your milk is ice cold so that you don’t melt the ice cream when you add it.
  • Juicing Tips: Rolling the lemon on the counter will help break up the juice inside. Also, using a lemon squeezer is a really easy way to get the most juice out of the lemon.
  • Extra Sweetness: If the frosted lemonade isn’t sweet enough for your taste, you can add in a little powdered sugar or fine sugar to add more sweetness.
  • If you want some extra lemon flavor in your frosted lemonade, cut the milk down to ¼ cup and increase the lemon juice to ¾ cup.
  • Blender: Using a blender makes this a breeze to make. You don’t need anything fancy because these soft ingredients mix together well. An immersion blender or milkshake mixer will also work.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving Calories: 299kcal (15%) Carbohydrates: 35g (12%) Protein: 6g (12%) Fat: 16g (25%) Saturated Fat: 10g (63%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 62mg (21%) Sodium: 118mg (5%) Potassium: 342mg (10%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 30g (33%) Vitamin A: 608IU (12%) Vitamin C: 15mg (18%) Calcium: 210mg (21%) Iron: 0.2mg (1%)

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Soulfully Made is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I have never tasted the original drink, but I absolutely love your recipe! Super nice and tangy! Will be even better when the weather warms up a little here in the UK!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh wow, I order this lemonade ALL the time and had no idea that it had ice cream in it!! I was wondering why this tasted SO good. Thank you for sharing!!