Copy Cat Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade

Copy Cat Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade is just what the doctor ordered on a hot summer day. If you thought nothing could beat an ice cold glass of refreshing lemonade on a hot day, you thought wrong. This luscious drink combines the creaminess of a milk shake with bright citrus flavor for a treat that beats the heat!

two tall slender glasses filled with copy cat chick fil a frosted lemonade and shown on a small wooden cutting board

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When the sons were younger, their favorite semi-fast food place to eat was definitely Chick Fil A.

What kid doesn’t love a good chicken nugget especially when it’s accompanied by waffle fries and a creamy, tangy frozen lemonade to wash it all down?

Heck, what adult doesn’t love that combo?!

Anyway, because my youngest loved Chick Fil A so much, it became a pre birthday tradition with him to go grab some delicious nuggets and the best summer dessert ever.

If you haven’t had the chance to stop in for the magical frozen treat yet, no worries.

A few additions to your grocery list, and you’ll be sippin’ on a frozen treat that’ll leave you saying ‘Heaven, help me!’

copy cat chick fil a frosted lemonade served in a slender glass and topped with whipped cream, a slice of lemon and a gray paper straw

What is frosted lemonade anyway?

Frosted lemonade is a frozen drink made of lemonade and creamy vanilla soft serve.

You can find this delightful dessert at any Chick Fil A or make my version at home for a spot on duplicate and serve it alongside my copycat Chick Fil A sandwiches for an authentic experience.

Ingredients

To make this you’ll need:

ingredients needed to make a batch of copy cat chick fil a frosted lemonade shown on a marble counter

  • Lemon juice– Fresh squeezed lemon juice is the best in this. I highly recommend using a citrus press or juicer to make your life easier.
  • Sugar– Granulated sugar
  • Water
  • Ice cream– Go for a slow churned vanilla ice cream for extra creaminess.

How to Make

Making this is so easy!

To do it add the lemon juice and sugar to pitcher and stir them together until the sugar’s completely dissolved.

Then, pour in the water and stir again to completely combine.

ingredients show being added to a high powered blender to make a copy cat chick fil a frosted lemonade

Now just pop the lemonade base into the fridge for at least 2 hours but up to overnight.

When you are ready to make the frosted drinks, add 1 cup of lemonade and 2 cups of ice cream to a blender.

Blend it up until evenly combined and silky smooth.

copy cat chick fil a frosted lemonade shown in a clear glass set in front of a white basket filled with yellow lemons

Pour into a tall glass and serve with a straw for ultimate slurping.

Garnish with a slice of lemon, if desired and enjoy!

Can I make this ahead of time?

Not really.

The only thing you can and should make ahead of time is the lemonade base.

But if you blend up the drinks in advance, they’ll melt and separate.

copy cat chick fil a frosted lemonade served in a slender glass and topped with whipped cream, a slice of lemon and a gray and yellow paper straw

Tips and tricks

  • Use fresh lemon juice for the absolute best taste.
  • Like Chick Fil A does, you can make this lighter by using a sugar substitute in place of the sugar.
  • If you really want to use a short cut, you could substitute your favorite store bought lemonade for this, but the results may not be as close to the restaurant original.

two tall slender glasses filled with copy cat chick fil a frosted lemonade and shown on a small wooden cutting board

Other Summer Drinks You’ll Love

One thing’s for sure, make our Copy Cat Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade and you’ll agree- it’s a treat any day, one so good it’s even a great way to celebrate with family on your birthday!

Make it the next hot day and enjoy!

Looking for other refreshing summer drink recipes?

Try these:

For an authentic experience serve these with homemade chick fil a sandwiches and a side of waffle fries!

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two tall slender glasses filled with copy cat chick fil a frosted lemonade and shown on a small wooden cutting board

Copy Cat Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade

A copy cat version of Chick Fil A's dreamy frozen dessert, this luscious drink combines the creaminess of a milk shake with bright citrus flavor for a treat that beats the heat!
4.5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 247kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups slow churned vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  • To a pitcher, or even a large bowl, add the lemon juice & sugar. Whisk them together until the sugar's completely dissolved.
  • Pour in the water, and stir again to completely combine.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours, and up to overnight.
  • To a blender, add 1 cup of lemonade and 2 cups of ice cream. Blend until evenly combined.
  • Pour into a tall glass, and serve with a straw. Garnish with a slice of lemon, if desired.

Notes

This recipe makes a very large serving, for one person to totally indulge in or perfect for sharing with someone else.
The recipe easily doubles, even tripling for serving a crowd.

Nutrition

Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 282IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg

originally published August 21, 2017

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4 thoughts on “Copy Cat Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade

  1. The perfect guilty pleasure drink! Hopefully, I’ll get to have one before fall arrives! Thanks for sharing on Fiesta Friday! – Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck – Colleen

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