Frozen Lemonade Recipe

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Frozen Lemonade is a must when it’s hot outside! If you’re looking for the perfect summer treat to cool off with, you’ll want to make this refreshing frozen Lemonade! For this recipe, you’ll need an ice cream maker. It creates a quick and easy slushy in minutes…assuming you had the bowl to the ice cream maker already in the freezer, ready to go! While you’re looking for summer drink ideas, try my copycat recipe of Sonic Ocean Water.

2 glasses of frozen lemonade on counter with lemons

A Great Summer Treat

This Frozen Lemonade is my new summer obsession! It’s so lemony, cold, tangy and refreshing! It totally satisfies a sweet treat craving and a cold drink craving…all in one! Enjoy this all summer long and adapt it to your own taste preferences!

Make It Your Own

The best part of this recipe, (besides how easy it is to make) is how adaptable it is. You can try different flavors of soda or juice. Don’t use diet soda, it will freeze solid on you. You can also add in some frozen fruit.

Fruit That Would Be Great in a Frozen Lemonade

If you’re wanting to add frozen fruit to your lemonade, I would suggest throwing the fruit in a blender before adding to the ice cream maker bowl. Here are some great options for fruit to add, totally optional though.

  • strawberries
  • cherries
  • pineapple
  • mango
  • raspberries
glass of frozen lemonade with spoon

How To Make Frozen Lemonade

This recipe is super duper easy. Like, take a beverage, throw it into an ice cream maker and voila! Insta-slushie. The printable recipe card is below.

Freeze Ice Cream Maker Bowl

Before you begin to make your slushy, make sure your ice cream maker bowl is frozen. You’ll get nowhere fast if it hasn’t had time to freeze up.

We tried slushies with Fanta Orange, Sprite and Root Beer soda flavors, but the best one {and most refreshing one!} was the lemonade.

Word to the wise: don’t try this with diet soda. It will freeze solid on you! No bueno!

Add Lemonade into Frozen Ice Cream Maker Bowl

Assemble ice cream maker and turn on. Pour cold lemonade into machine and churn 7-10 minutes or until frozen.

lemonade being poured into ice cream maker

Scoop into Cups + Serve

After about 10 minutes of rolling around in your ice cream machine, you will magically have a slushy!

frozen lemonade in ice maker

Love Frozen Lemonade? Try These Cool Treat Recipes…

If you’re dying of heat (like me!) give this easy peasy recipe a whirl. Have a great day, friends!

glass of frozen lemonade with spoon
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Frozen Lemonade Recipe

When it's hot outside, you'll want to make this refreshing frozen Lemonade Slushie recipe! Perfect for summer!
servings 4 small servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 3 cups cold store-bought lemonade such as Minute Maid brand


  • Assemble ice cream maker and turn on. Pour cold lemonade into machine and churn 7-10 minutes or until frozen.
    lemonade being poured into ice cream maker
  • Spoon into cups and serve.
    2 glasses of frozen lemonade on counter with lemons


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Sodium: 11mg | Sugar: 21g
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemonade slushie
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27 Responses
  1. Nancy Fox

    So glad I found this as it’s really summer weather now! Thanks for trying all the flavors, too – so I can go right to the most refreshing!!

  2. Sarah Jones

    I was excited that I could make this recipe, because it had simple ingredients, but when I saw that I needed an ice cream maker, I was very bummed! I don’t have one, and ice cream makers are expensive! 🙁

  3. Kristin

    You may have recreated a Rhode Island favorite: Del’s Lemonade. It’s frozen lemonade and a state staple. You can even buy powdered mix is grocery stores here, although I’m not sure what the instructions are. We are quite quirky here in RI 🙂

  4. Gail

    Thank you to your husband & you too for serving our country. I know it’s a joint affair! Also thanks for the great recipes you have. Love trying them!

  5. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

    My kids will love the lemonade slushies! We’ve made them with Coca-Cola a time or two, perfect for summer! Congrats to your husband and hope he gets home safely!

  6. Peggy

    Congratulations on your husband’s pending commission! I remember when my husband received his commission… I was so proud of him.
    I had to laugh because we just had a discussion about which MRE’s are our favorites… yes we truly are a military family. 🙂 (hubby AF 26 years, #1 son Army just over a year in stationed at Ft Lewis, #2 son Army boot camp, and #3 son still at home.. thankfully!)
    We just sold our ice cream freezer but i do have a vitamix… lemonade slushie here I come!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  7. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    This is such a fun way to make a slushie. I’m definitely needing to pick up an ice cream maker just for this…and of course ice cream 🙂

  8. Lauren Everson

    I just read about doing this in my issue of Food Network magazine last night! Looks like it really works. 🙂 My ice cream maker is in the freezer but I don’t see me making ice cream before we move in 7 days. No sense wasting it! A root beer slush WILL be happening!
    Also, congratulations to your husband!

  9. AnnikaE

    Have you seen the Zoku slushy maker? It is basically the same thing but makes individual portions. My favorite summer treat maker with any beverage!

  10. Cindy Jones

    This is such a nice summery treat! Thanks for all your sharing! Hope your hubby has a safe and quick return home!

    Happy Thoughts. 🙂

  11. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

    So happy that you were finally able to talk with your hubby and not miss him. These slushies are great and I’ve never made one in my ice cream mixer.

  12. Nayda

    Thanks — for mentioning every detail (including the brand used)… My kids love creating drinks (especially slushies). Would of never imagined ice cream maker

  13. Melissa Belanger

    I give you so, so much credit for being without your hubby! Mine goes away for days – a week at a time and it’s so hard, but I can usually talk to him everyday. I seriously don’t know how you do it. 🙂

    Also, this slushy is such a great idea. What a great way to use an ice cream maker 🙂 I can’t wait to try it out!