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Copycat Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade Recipe

We love this Copycat Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade recipe! It’s made with just a few ingredients so it’s affordable and it’s so easy to make! 

two lemon milkshakes with yellow straws and whipped topping and sliced lemon

CopyCat Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade

The weather is getting hotter and that means that the drinks need to get cooler and nothing beats a yummy frosted lemonade on a hot summer day!

We love this CopyCat Chick-Fil A Frosted Lemonade recipe because it is a sure fix to help cool you off from the summer heat and it’s super affordable, so it won’t break the bank!

Fire up the blender and in just minutes you will have this refreshing frosted lemonade to share! Oh and did I mention? Just TWO ingredients – plus fresh lemons for an added lemon slice if you like – simple ingredients to make the perfect drink to cool you down on a hot day! AND you don’t need to go to Chick Fil A.

If you’ve been wondering how to make frosted lemonade just like Chick Fil A makes them, you’ve come to the right place. Our homemade version of their creamy vanilla ice cream blended fresh lemonade drink is easy on the budget and a perfect sweet treat to make at home – any time of year!

We’ve got this one down to a science! This recipe is perfect for parties and for a fun touch, you could even add in some cute paper drink umbrellas!

lemons on a wooden cutting board with Simply Lemonade and a carton of Breyer's Vanilla Ice Cream

Ingredients for CopyCat Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade

  • Lemonade
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Lemons for garnish (Optional)

Blender with ice cream in it on a counter with lemons and empty glasses

milk pouring into blender full of ice cream with lemons on the cutting board beside it

blending ice cream in a blender with lemons

blended ice cream and lemons in a blender


Directions for making CopyCat Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade

Blend lemonade and ice cream together.
I use one part lemonade to two parts ice cream.
For example: 1 cup lemonade to 2 cups ice cream.

three tall clear glasses full of lemon milkshakes and topped with lemon wedges

Just TWO Ingredients needed to make Copycat Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade

I get a LOT of questions about what we use to make these, and it’s literally just TWO ingredients and we almost always use the two shown above: Simply Lemonade which is NOT from concentrate and Breyers Natural Vanilla Ice Cream.

You obviously don’t need too use these two brands, but I can tell you, they are tried and tested and make a pretty close to perfect drink!

three glasses full of frosted lemonade and topped with lemon wedges

Simply Lemonade Flavors

I’m tell you, this is my favorite lemonade brand right now – it’s affordable, ALL natural and so yummy! It also comes in the original regular Simply Lemonade flavor and also available as Simply Lemonade with Raspberry, Simply Lemonade with Blueberry and Simply Lemonade with Strawberry. Which means, you can make this same drink with different flavors! Added bonus, as I mentioned – it’s an all-natural lemonade with no added preservatives, colors or artificial flavors!

Substitute the strawberry flavor version to make you own copycat homemade Chick Fil A Strawberry Lemonade!

Of course, you can make this delicious lemonade treat in single serving sizes or you can do a big batch for larger gatherings. Or challenge the kids to create a lemonade stand, they’ll have the most popular lemonade stand around with this frosty beverage! *If you do that, make sure to print out our FREE Lemonade Stand printable signs!!

How to Make it more of a Frozen Lemonade Drink

If you are looking to make more of a frozen lemonade drink – we have done so by adding frozen concentrate directly, which makes it even icier, and usually a bit more tart. 

You can really add more or less lemonade as you see fit.

We like ours a bit thicker, but you can obviously thin it out by adding more lemonade.

I find that the creamier the ice cream is, the better these blend and taste. (In other words… spend a little bit more for the good stuff, you’ll be glad you did!)

If you are looking for an even more refreshing drink, you can also add ice to the blender for more of a slushy frosted lemonade. 

However you decide to make your own Chick-fil A cold lemonade drink at home, you’ll find that you can modify it to what you have on hand in your own home. Sometimes we make it with a lot of lemon flavor, and sometimes it’s just a hint of lemon – either way – it’s always a homemade lemonade treat that everyone loves! My kids always ask for my frosted lemonade copycat recipe and it’s so easy to whip up that I’m usually more than happy to make this delicious treat!

During the summer months, I just make sure to keep the key ingredients on hand (always on my shopping list to the local grocery store) and that way – I’ve always got good quality go to recipe on hand. The only thing wrong with making this drink is that my daughter usually asks me if I can make Chick Fil A Chicken Nuggets too, lol!

Serve in chilled glasses and garnish with lemon slices.

Top Your Frozen Lemonade Drink with Whipped Cream

If you want to make your Frozen Lemonade beverage even more amazing, top it with some whipped cream! 

milkshake oozing over the edge onto a countertop with lemon wedge in the background

the top of a lemon milkshake with two yellow straws and a lemon wedge

More favorite Copycat Recipes

We love copycat recipes! They make it so easy to have your favorite restaurant foods right at home and usually save you a lot of money! Here are some of our favorite copycat recipes: 

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Copycat Chick Fil A frosted lemonade drink recipe

CopyCat Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This CopyCat Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade recipe is always a hit because it's an easy summer drink recipe with only two or three ingredients!


  • Lemonade
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Lemons for garnish (Optional)


    Blend lemonade and ice cream together.
    I use one part lemonade to two parts ice cream.
    For example: 1 cup lemonade to 2 cups ice cream.

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  1. Silly question, but did you use lemonade that is still concentrate or mixed with water? I’m assuming at 1:1 that concentrate would provide a better lemon flavor and wanted to clarify 🙂

  2. I was hoping you would give a copy cat lemonade receipe. what lemonade did you use? and yes did you use concentrate or mix with water?

  3. Jen – great catch! I updated … adding more lemonade will make it thinner, is what I meant to say – thank you for pointing that out!

  4. I updated the post to include the lemonade that we usually use – it’s pretty tart. I have always made it with concentrate and you are right – 1:1 would be better for that and honestly, that is my son’s favorite way to have it because it also makes it even icier. Thanks Jennifer!

  5. Hi Bonnie! We use Simply Lemonade which is a NOT from concentrate however you can also use concentrate (makes it icier) and then maybe just adjust to more of a 1:1 ratio as mentioned in the last comment. Thank you – let me know how it goes!

  6. The more concentrate, definitely the more flavor. We usually use Simply Lemonade which is a NOT from concentrate, but has a very tart flavor so it stands out nicely.

  7. Was curious, do you think it would be good to do 1/2 vanilla and 1/2 strawberry for a twist? Also, do you think you could add vodka to this for an adult treat?

  8. Renee – I think 1/2 strawberry ice cream would be amazing! I have never changed the ice cream flavor, but we have made it with raspberry lemonade, which was really good too. I don’t think you could go wrong with any of these flavors, they all go so well together!

  9. Hi there! Popping in from the #HomeMattersParty and LOVE this recipe. We stopped at Chic Fil A a couple of weeks ago and I tried the Frosted Lemonade . . . and now I can make it at home for my family! I featured this post on my blog today and I\’m looking forward to making our own Frosted Lemonade this coming weekend. Thanks for the inspiration! Nina @ Vintage Mama\’s Cottage

  10. Have you tried the Frosted Coffee? I always loved the lemonade till one day I gave the coffee a try – Delicious on hot days for coffee lovers. I may have to try making a copycat of this at home.

  11. I didnt have Simply Lemonade but had Simply Raspberry Lemonade so I tried it and I am Hooked!!! This will be my summertime go to !

  12. This sounds so deicious and easy! I will def have to make this! It also gave me an idea to use orange juice and vanilla ice cream to make an orange creamsicle one!

    I have a link up party called, “Embracing Home and Family” that is for all things homemaking, homeschooling and homesteading, and it happens on Friday’s over on my blog The Inspired Prairie, and would love to have you link up this post with us!

    Hope to “see you” on Friday!


  13. If you want your frosted lemonade to be like Chik Fil A, you need to use soft serve not hard pack ice cream and use 2 parts of fresh made lemonade to one part soft serve. If you use hard pack it will not be like Chik Fil A.

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