CopyCat Chick-Fil-A Lemonade Recipe

copycat chick fil a lemonade recipeIs anyone else ready for summer? I know my family is. The one thing we LOVE when we are grilling or swimming is a cold class of homemade lemonade. Have you ever tried Chick-Fil-A Lemonade? It is delicious and the kids love it. I just had to try to make my own Copycat Chick-Fil-A Lemonade. After some diligent research, we tried it out and, it was a success!

The ingredients for this CopyCat Chick-Fil-A Lemonade Recipe are very simple. Grab some lemons (I hear Chick-Fil-A uses Sunkist brand, but I am sure any that are on sale would work).  Lemons freshly squeezed, sugar and water is all you need. I know this recipes seems simple, VERY good!

You have to try this CopyCat Chick-Fil-A Lemonade recipe!

Next time you have a friends or family over, you will need to make this. Everyone will be so impressed with your lemonade. Make sure you have a pretty pitcher to display your yummy lemonade. I actually found several gorgeous Lemonade picthers ones for really inexpensive on Amazon.

you need a good lemon juicer

Now in order to make this CopyCat Chick-Fil-A Lemonade a success, you will have to use fresh lemons. That is the trick. However, you will need to have a good lemon juicer to make this step a breeze. Amazon has some great Lemon Juicers for really inexpensive. Make sure you read the reviews so you pick the best one for your and your family. By the way – this is the perfect time to get the kids involved. Kids LOVE getting the juice out of lemons. I promise. 😉

CopyCat Chick-Fil-A Lemonade Recipe
  • 1½ cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 5 cups Water
  • Add lemon juice and sugar to pitcher.
  • Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add water and stir until well mixed.
  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour to chill.
  1. Freshly Squeeze the lemons until you get 1½ cups.
  2. Add lemon juice and sugar to pitcher.
  3. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add water and stir until well mixed.
  5. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to chill.
  6. Serve in your favorite classes on a hot day!

Oh… and did you know that you can actually freeze lemons? You can save even more money, by stocking up on lemons when they are at their lowest prices. Then freezing them for the next time you make this delicious lemonade. Find out how easy it is to freeze lemons.

copy cat chick fil a lemonadeCopyCat recipes are a great way to enjoy your favorite restaurant beverages and foods at home. By avoiding eating out, you are saving your family a lot of money. The savings will really add up by trying different CopyCat recipes. By adding in new and fun recipes to your weekly menu, your family will WANT to stay home and eat more often.

lemonade picture set

I’ve gotten a few questions on where you can buy the pretty straws and the fun lids to the mason jars. I actually bought them on Amazon:

Now Chevron Straws are a bit more expensive, but definitely worth it if you are throwing a fun party.


Checkout a few of our other fun beverages to try:


  1. Alea says:

    Lemonade made with fresh lemons is the best! It’s totally worth the time it takes to squeeze the lemons!

  2. MoMo says:

    Chickfila’s recipe is 2 quarts lemon juice, 6 cups sugar, and 8 quarts water. (Obviously they have to make large amounts, but if you want the exact recipe thats it, just downsize it)

    Try stirring the sugar straight into the lemon juice, it helps it dissolve easier, then stir in the water.

  3. We love Chick-fil-A and making our own copycat recipes too!

  4. Carrie says:

    Thanks so much! Yes, I agree – we mix in our sugar in with the lemon juice to dissolve faster. Thanks!

  5. Carrie says:

    It is, especially if you have a good lemon juicer.

  6. I used to work at Chic-fil-A as a teen and this is pretty spot on! I’ve pinned for sure. I would love you to share this at our Saturday Dishes Link Party. This week is kid-friendly drinks!

  7. Carrie says:

    Thanks by stopping by!

  8. thelady8home says:

    Very informative, and I also checked with the freezing of lemon part. That could be a big help. Thanks 😀

  9. Refreshing drink. Indeed the freezing part do helps!


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