What could be more refreshing on a hot day? This delicious recipe combines two classic summer flavors: lemonade and ice cream. And you’ll be surprised how simple this Frosted Lemonade is to make. It’s also economical, so you can whip up a batch for the kids and their friends. Stock up on the ingredients! They’re going to ask for more!
You only need 3 ingredients: lemons, sugar and vanilla ice cream.
Fresh squeezed lemons will make this extra delicious, but you can also use bottled lemon juice.
The squeezing is worth it, though!
In a pitcher, combine lemon juice, sugar, and water. Mix well until sugar is completely dissolved. Then chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.
Warning: You should let the kids know this lemonade is not for drinking right now. If you don’t, it could be gone when you need it to make the Frosted Lemonade. (I speak from experience.)
When you’re ready to serve the Frosted Lemonade, add 1 cup lemonade and 2 cups vanilla ice cream into a blender. Blend and serve immediately. Garnish with a lemon slice if desired.
- 1 cup Lemon Juice, fresh squeezed (if using bottled, I recommend Sunkist brand)
- ½ cup Sugar
- 2½ cups Water
- Vanilla Ice Cream (I recommend Edy's Slow Churn Vanilla, Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla or Breyers French Vanilla)
- In a pitcher, combine lemon juice and sugar. If using bottled lemon juice, increase amount to 1½ cups. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Add water and mix well. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to chill.
- In blender, combine 1 cup chilled lemonade and 2 cups ice cream (about 4 scoops). Blend well.
- Pour into glasses and garnish with lemon slice, if desired.