I have 8 days left to study for my National Counselor Exam and that has taken up any free time. 200 questions – less than 4 hours – 3 years of graduate-level material and the test is so hard you need around 100 out of 160 right to pass. It is classified as a “power test” for a reason.
Until I made this recipe… so we’ll take a break from reviewing Marriage and Family Therapy for today. 🙂
I wanted a frosted lemonade from Chick-Fil-A…but one of them costs about $5 every single time. So I got this recipe together instead from a Michael Kory Facebook video. I watched it twenty times to get it right! But none of the actual powders are identified, so I have posted a photo of the best powders for the recipe. This has been a labor of love but sooooo worth it! I love all things lemony!
For the Lemon Powder and Flavor: I love TruLemon Lemonade and highly recommend it, too. TruLemon uses real lemons and no aspartame. However, their product hasn’t shipped yet, so I had to go with Crystal Light here.
For the Protein Powder: I have never ever found a vanilla protein powder that tasted good. Ever. Like never. But Gold Standard’s vanilla ice cream protein powder is the most amazing one yet! We have been using Gold Standard’s chocolate protein powder for smoothies for years now. This vanilla protein powder HAD to be good to make this smoothie work. Protein powder adds 24 grams of protein to this smoothie and we are now at around 140 calories.
For Sweetener: My giant bag of Stevia served as sweetener. But feel free to use whatever you like!
For the Yogurt: There is so little yogurt in this that I don’t think it will matter. My favorite is Two Good and this one is the Aldi copycat. I did by the vanilla greek yogurt though because I think the vanilla adds a little flavor that it needs. Just like the Chick Fil A version has vanilla ice “dream” in their frosted lemonade.
For the Thickener: Thickening agents are really important. They are what make frappuccinos thick and creamy, ice creams thicker without added cream, and overall keeping a shake from breaking down and separating. If you’ve ever tried to make a homemade frappe, you know what I mean. After too much research, I found guar was best for cold recipes and xanthum gum is best for warm recipes (like baked goods). So I got this giant bag of guar gum at Amazon for 8 bucks. You use 1/2 tsp. at a time….so I think it will be around for a looooong time.
Chick-Fil-A Frosted Lemonade Copycat
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp. guar gum
- 1 scoop vanilla ice cream protein powder
- 1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 Tb. sweetener (stevia, or sugar)
- 1 packet lemonade, single serving like Crystal Light or TruLemon
- 2 cups ice
- 1/4 cup whipped cream topping
- Add all ingredients into a high powered blender like Vitamix or Ninja. Place them in order as recommended by the manufacturer. Blend on high until mixed thoroughly (may take 2-3 minutes)
- Pour into a glass. Top with whipped cream and enjoy!