Frosted Lemonade

filed under: Food + Drink on August 25, 2019

Frosted Lemonade… an easy and delicious way to beat the heat! This simple drink wow’s and delights and is sure to be a new favorite way to get you through the summer! If you love all things lemonade, don’t miss my Homemade Lemonade!

Frosted Lemonade

Frosted Lemonade

Thank you, Chick-fil-A for introducing me to this amazing drink. I ordered it by accident yesterday, (just wanted a cold lemonade) and have been full-on obsessed with it from the moment that refreshing lemon shake hit my lips. SO much so that I went to the store to get ingredients so that I could make it and share it with my entire family! I know I am probably one of the last people on the planet who has tried this amazing drink, so this is probably old news to most. And if that is the case, why didn’t anyone tell me?!?

Frosted Lemonade Ingredients

How to Make Frosted Lemonade

After trying this drink I immediately hit the internet and searched for how to make it. The recipes varied from homemade to semi-homemade to the ingredients you see above. I wanted to replicate the version I had at Chick-fil-A as closely as possible so settled on this version, which just happens to be the easiest.

The ingredients are simple:

  • frozen lemonade (your favorite brand)
  • vanilla ice cream

Pouring Frozen Lemonade

Mix them together in a blender and then pour into individual glasses. This recipe is 4 cups of total frosted lemonade, so will serve 4 people.

Glass of Frosted Lemonade

How Does a Frosted Lemonade Taste?

Refreshing is the first word that comes to mind. The next is sweet. I was so pleasantly surprised to taste a little of the tanginess of lemonade making its way into this drink. I thought that the vanilla ice cream might overtake that citrus blast, but it doesn’t.

Can You Make From-Scratch Frosted Lemonade? (2 ingredient recipe at the bottom of the page)

Yes, of course! The difference is in how sweet it will be. If you have made my Homemade Lemonade, you know that I like it on the sweeter side. When I made homemade lemonade and added the vanilla ice cream is was good, but a little too sweet as you are not using concentrate. Just in case you want to try it, here is the homemade version.


  • 4 fresh lemons, about 1 cup juiced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups ice water
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream


  1. Roll lemons on cutting board and then cut in half.

  2. In a large bowl, squeeze juice from lemons. Make sure to strain out any seeds or excessive pulp.
  3. Add sugar and water. Whisk well to combine, making sure the sugar has dissolved.

  4. Add ice cream to blender. Pour lemonade over top. You may need to work in batches depending on the size of your blender. Mix for 30 seconds on high. Check the consistency. If it is too liquidy, add 1/2 cup of ice and mix again. Add more ice if needed. Serve cold.

Cup of Overflowing Frosted Lemonade

What Type of Lemonade Works Best?

I opted for the Old Orchard Lemonade for a couple of reasons. We like the flavor and you can microwave the frozen lemonade, which means you can enjoy this drink when you get the craving for it and don’t have to wait an hour for it to defrost. I put it in the microwave for 30 seconds to get it warm enough to remove from the container and then added that to the blender. When I was buying the lemonade concentrate I noticed they have a large variety of flavors like Strawberry Lemonade and Pink Lemonade. I have a feeling that all of the variations will taste amazing in this easy drink!

Close Up of Lemonade Shake

Vodka Frosted Lemonade

Hello, friend. If you happen to like a little cocktail every now and then, be sure to try this with vodka. Even though the recipe technically serves four, I opted to only add 2 shots of vodka when testing this. I don’t necessarily want to taste the vodka, but do want to know it’s there. If you are adding some liquor, I recommend starting with less, taste testing, and then adding more to your tastes.

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Frosted Lemonade
Frosted Lemonade
Prep Time
5 mins
Blending Time
1 min

Simple, sweet, and oh so refreshing! This is a popular drink for a reason!

Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: frosted lemonade, lemonade shake
Servings: 4
  • 12 ounces frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
  1. If necessary, defrost frozen lemonade for 30 minutes so it can easily be removed from the container. If the container is plastic, you can microwave for 30 seconds.

  2. Add all ingredients to a blender and mix on high for 30 seconds. Serve immediately.

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  • Jackie says:

    So this is actually a lemonade milkshake? Sounds delicious! Not sure we can get the ingredients here, as we’re currently living away from Canada, our home country; but I’ll sure remember it next summer once we’re home! Hope you publish it again then to jog my memory too, thanks!

  • Willi Leavitt says:

    When I had my wisdom teeth out my mom fixed me an orange juice and vanilla shake,I’m pretty sure she used orange juice concentrate. I just remember how good it was while I was in pain and drowsy. Your frosty lemonade totally brought me back. Thanks Amanda.

  • Isaac says:

    Tastes great!

  • Aida Eberle says:

    Dairy Free??

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      If there is a dairy-free ice cream then it should work.

  • Judy Collins says:

    Would like some non-alcoholic beverages, please. Thank you!!

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      This one is. 🙂

  • Jan says:

    Oh, my goodness!! I have to try this!! So quick and easy…my kind of recipe! 😉

  • Nelda Fry says:

    Love yo try new recipes look forward to this

  • Anne-Marie says:

    Can you use frozen pineapple?

    • Amanda Rettke says:


  • Millie Dubrow says:

    This lemonade sounds delicious! My grands will love it!

  • Barb Freeman says:

    What if you don’t have a blender?

  • Mary Kelly says:

    Yes…. as children we called this ice cream floats. The Ice cream van Would call at dinner time outside school. And make them to order. Cream soda was my favourite. Or lime soda. You can even boost flavour of A berry soda If mixed With Strawberry ice cream

  • Elaine Umholtz says:

    I can’t wait to try this lemonade smoothie. My grandkids will love it

  • annie kovach says:

    can’t wait to try this

  • Jean Thornell says:

    Thank you for your receipt for this wonderful cooler that both little ones and big ones too, just love.

  • Julie Barker-Renaud says:

    Would love your receipts

  • Natalie says:

    We called this a float back when I was a kid in England. Any fizzy drink, plus a scoop of vanilla ice cream was heaven! Lemonade with Cornish vanilla was like cream soda, it was so creamy, and Coca Cola with vanilla was amazing! If we’d had doctor pepper back then I’m pretty sure I’d have become addicted. It got even better when we upped the stakes with strawberry or chocolate ice cream. It never occurs to me to make it now (calories), but maybe now and then it would be good!

  • Barbara says:

    Can you make this non dairy?

  • Dianne says:

    Thanks for these recipes, I am so enjoying making and drinking them.

  • Keisha Waites says:

    I enjoy all of your post

  • Rose M Prince says:


  • Sharolyn Davis says:

    Loved this quick recipe!

  • Elisa says:

    I made this recipe with dairy free Nada Moo vanilla bean ice cream and it was yummy!

  • Patty says:

    An adult version
    1 shot of citron vodka
    1 shot of lemoncello

  • Patricia Fricker says:

    Looks great

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