I’m alllll about finding ways to indulge. This is probably the number one reason why none of my diets work.
I find reasons to indulge for everything. It’s Monday, let me eat the fries. I surpassed X amount of page views, so I’ll have an ice cream sundae. I survived today; bring on the chips.
This is also probably the number one reason why I’ve gained weight… but I digress. We need not talk about weight in the summertime. It’s sacrilegious, like wearing double denim or dressing up dogs in tutus.
But sometimes, it’s just SO DAMN HOT outside and the only thing you can do is cry and hope your tears offer some kind of chill to your burning-up face… like how it’s been here in Sacramento the past few days. A couple days ago, it was 100 degrees. ONE FREAKIN’ HUNDRED. Not cool, Mother Nature. You’re kind of a B.
And I think my family and I were so heat-confused that we didn’t turn on our AC for awhile because of it. We were so unbearably hot and sweaty, but we couldn’t turn on the AC because that’d be admitting defeat that summer is officially here in Northern California. *cries* But eventually, we caved and turned it on because you can only threaten wearing only a bikini for so long, and no one – I mean nobody – wants to see that.
But there’s something good about summertime, and that’s frosty treats. My family and I stock-pile the freezer with popsicles, ice cream bars, lots of ice and frozen fruit and fruit juices to make slushies and smoothies on a whim. That’s precisely how I came up with these Copycat Frozen Lemonades after trying it at Chick-Fil-A. They’re creamy, dreamy, sweet, tart and totally refreshing.
Admit it. You totally want one.
*adapted from my Orange Julius recipe
- 1 & ½ cups lemonade, homemade or prepared
- 1 (12 oz) can frozen lemonade concentrate, slightly thawed
- 1 (16 oz) tub Cool Whip Free, frozen
- ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
- Place all of the ingredients into a large blender.
- Blend on HIGH for about 1 minute, stopping to stir the Cool Whip around if needed. Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a glass and serve! Garnish with a lemon wedge, if desired.
Can you hear the angels singing? This recipe is totally the bees knees! I love how creamy it is and the tartness from the lemonade concentrate gives it a frosty-vibe. It’s amazing!
Have a super sweet day!