Now this is the ultimate Friday treat.
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
Copycat Chick-Fil-A Frosted Lemonade
- 1½ 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!
This looks and sounds amazing. I don’t go to Chick Fila because of their opposition to LGBTQ rights, so I have never been able to try this drink. Now I can woohoo lol. Thanks for posting.
Hey Kellie! That’s fantastic and I’m with ya. And believe me, this drink is much better than the one from the Chick. 🙂 Happy Friday!
Chick Fil A can believe what it wants to. You have to understand that not everyone believes in LGBTQ rights due to religion, and that’s okay. You’re really missing out on it, you know.
You’re totally right, though I never once mentioned this in my post.
Everyone should be treated the same . If your religion tells you differently then you are also an idiot for believing in it. Any god worth praising wouldn’t tell you to treat people differently.
-Jesus Of Brooklyn
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
Hayley – We just got Chick-fil-A in Connecticut about six-months ago and everyone what crazy for it. I’ve never been, but I can totally dig this copycat lemonade. Talk about a sweet treat! 😀
It’s totally sweet and perfect for warmer weather!
I Totally Totally want one like NOW!!!!! i feel your pain…..the summers where i am are brutal. I love this!
Me too Keisha! I totally wish I had one!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
I can’t imagine already having 100 degree weather! We’ve barely gotten into the 80’s! Perfect way to stay cool in the hot weather!
Thanks a bunch, Jessica! It’s the perfect way to cool down!
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
ooooooh-this is REFRESHMENT personified!!!
Oh this is sooooo naughty, but I love it xx
Do you have an idea of a replacement for the Cool Whip? After my first pregnancy, Cool Whip makes me sick now for some reason.
Hi Elise, ice cream should work!
I will have a party for 50 persons. Can I make this lemonade in advance???
Thanks for your help.
Hi Mary, you can, but maybe let it thaw out some before serving. If it stays in the freezer too long it will freeze over.