Looking for a cold treat on a hot day? This frozen lemonade recipe — inspired by a Chick-fil-A’s frosted lemonade — will quench your thirst and satisfy your sweet tooth.
I always loved when my mom made a lemon meringue pie when I was growing up. But I wasn’t in it only for the dessert.
I used to love scraping the leftover sweetened condensed milk out of the can and licking the spoon. Heavenly!
This frozen lemonade recipe is a refreshing spring and summertime treat. Tangy and sweet, the flavor will remind you of lemon meringue pie. If you like Chick-fil-a’s frosted lemonade, you’ll love this make-at-home version.
It’s a little bit like an Orange Julius, but with a lemony kick.
Most frosted, frozen lemonade recipes use ice cream as a base, but not this one. The secret here is sweetened condensed milk!
Please tell me I’m not the only one who thinks sweetened condensed milk is the nectar of the gods! And if I’m being honest with you — and I am, because that’s how I roll — I still like scraping the leftovers from the can when I’m baking. Sometimes I share with my kid! But only sometimes!
While sweetened condensed milk is a staple in baking and desserts, it’s also great in drinks. (Try some swirled in your coffee and let me know what you think!)
This frosted frozen lemonade recipe will make six to eight frosty drinks.
If you want to cut back on calories and fat, you can use sugar-free lemonade and fat-free sweetened condensed milk.
You can freeze what you don’t use immediately. The lemonade mixture freezes to a creamy, sorbet-like consistency that you can eat with a spoon. I think I may like it even better that way!
Get your spoons ready — it’s time to whip up some sweet and tart frozen lemonade.
- 1 can lemonade frozen concentrate
- 1 cup milk
- 3.5 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 2-3 cups crushed ice
- grated lemon zest
- whipped cream optional
In a blender, combine lemonade concentrate, milk and enough ice to reach a creamy, thick frozen consistency.
Add sweetened condensed milk, to taste, and blend until incorporated. I usually find that half a 7-ounce can works well. Use less sweetened condensed milk for a tart drink and add more for a sweeter drink.
Pour into a frosted glass and garnish with whipped cream and grated lemon zest.
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You can also try a strawberry version.
Looking for more ways to shake up dessert?
And here’s another frozen lemonade recipe. This tropical version is fruity and spike with homemade pineapple-infused rum.