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Homemade Frosted Lemonade

Homemade Frosted Lemonade is a delicious summer drink where frozen lemonade meets vanilla ice cream. 

This is the perfect summer drink, combining two of the best summer things. Cool down on a hot day with this frozen lemonade.

This drink is inspired by Chick-fil-A’s Frosted Lemonade, but with less sugar so you get the refreshing taste of lemonade with just a hint of creamy goodness. So yummy!

Homemade Frosted Lemonade

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Frosted Lemonade Ingredients

To make this copycat recipe, you will need these ingredients from the grocery store (see the recipe below for exact amounts and instructions):

  • Fresh lemon juice: Do not substitute bottled lemon juice. The lemon juice is the heart of the recipe and freshly squeezed juice will give you the best flavor.
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Cold water
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Granulated sugar: if you like your lemonade sweeter feel free to increase the amount of sugar used.
  • Ice cubes

Blended Lemaonde Drink Ingredients

Tools Need to Make Blended Lemonade

Citrus squeezer – Having a quality citrus squeezer makes a big difference when squeezing lemons and limes.

Citrus zesterThis zester is easy to use and wash.

Measuring cups – Use a liquid measuring cup for the liquids and solid measuring cup for the ice cream.

Blender – I love my Ninja blender. It is powerful and gets the job done.

Lemonade Slushie

How to Make Frozen Lemonade with Ice Cream

Add the fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, cold water, vanilla ice cream, and granulated sugar to the bowl of a high-speed blender. Blend until combined.

Add in the ice cubes and pulse until the mixture becomes slushy.

Frozen Lemonade with Ice Cream

Storage Instructions

Keep any leftover frozen lemonade in a freezer-safe container in the freezer for up to 3 weeks. Thaw at room temperature for 5-10 minutes and stir before drinking.

What Other Variations Can I Make?

This lemonade slushie recipe is easily adaptable. Add more sugar if you like your lemonade extra sweet. Leave out the ice cream for a purely lemonade drink. Add some frozen strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, or even flavored syrups for a fun twist on this frozen drink!

Copycat Chick-fil-A Frosted Lemonade

You can even add a splash of vodka or gin to make it a fun summer cocktail!

Can I Use Honey Instead of Sugar?

Honey would be a great substitute in this drink. If you want to substitute honey start by adding 3 Tablespoons and go from there.

Homemade Frosted Lemonade

Homemade Frosted Lemonade

Yield: 6 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade Frosted Lemonade is a delicious summer drink where frozen lemonade meets vanilla ice cream. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 4-5 medium sized lemons)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cups ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Add the fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, cold water, vanilla ice cream, and granulated sugar to the bowl of a high-speed blender. Blend until combined.
  2. Add in the ice cubes and pulse until the mixture becomes slushy.
  3. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 28gProtein: 2g

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