Copycat Chick-Fil-A Frosted Lemonade

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Frosted Lemonade – A tasty frozen drink made with lemon juice, vanilla ice cream, sugar, and ice! A simple Chick-Fil-A copycat recipe!

 I am all in on making fun, frozen drinks right now! After the last two posts I did being a Piña Colada Lime Coolers and a Snickerdoodle Iced Coffee, I think I am a bit hooked! This week has been quite hectic, I am currently on vacation up north working on two exciting posts for next week in addition to this one between getting ready to go to Macy’s Culinary Council and another trip up north next weekend.  It’s an exciting week, but busy!

Now to be completely honest, I have never been to a Chick-Fil-A.  I know, shocking.  When I am down south, I always try to go to Sonic and Bojangles and I just have not made it over to Chick-Fil-A.  This same recipe kept popping up online as a tried a true version of the recipe so I trust it and either way, it is delicious!

This kind of reminded me of those frozen lemonades I would always get at amusement parks when I was little, only WAY better! Those were always my favorite snack to pick up at Cedar Point and King’s Island in-between going on rides! The addition of ice cream really takes this to a whole new level!

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Frosted Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Directions

  1. Combine lemon juice and sugar in a pitcher.  Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add in water and chill for one hour.  This is to keep the ice cream from immediatly melting in the blender.
  3. Add lemon mixture and ice cream into a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into glasses and garnish with lemon.

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Piña Colada Lime Cooler

Piña Colada Lime Cooler – A delicious and refreshing summer drink filled with fresh pineapple, lime juice, coconut, and ice!

I can’t believe it is already summer! It’s supposed to be 90 down here this week which is kinda a bit too hot for me so I decided it was about time to start whipping up some other frozen and iced drinks as a fun way to cool off! Last week I made a Snickerdoodle Iced Coffee which has been SO popular and it tasted fantastic! This week, I wanted to go for a more fruity drink and I had leftover pineapple from making Blueberry Pineapple Fruit Salsa which worked out so well! This is such a refreshing drink that just screams summer! I think the addition of lime to a piña colada added a great new flavor! I was amazed that my incredibly fussy little sister even thoroughly enjoyed it, that is the true mark of approval! If you want to make it boozy, add in a bit of rum!

I ended up making this right after going camping in Indiana, which ended up a really nice trip! We all hopped in the RV and just relaxed down there for a few days.  It was only about 4 hours away and about 3 miles over the border into Indiana! It felt kinda weird not to have to make anything new for the site at all for a few days and to basically be completely off the internet because it was so spotty!

 

Piña Colada Lime Cooler

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup cream of coconut
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1/4 rum (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour in a glass and garnish with lime slices and pineapple chunks.  Enjoy!

 

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Snickerdoodle Iced Coffee

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Snickerdoodle Iced Coffee – Iced coffee with all of your favorite snickerdoodle flavors! Perfect for a hot summer day and it is so easy to make! It is The Best Part of Wakin’ Up™ in the morning!

I LOVE coffee! I drink at least 3 cups a day and it is a necessary part of my daily routine.  I am always trying to find new ways to jazz up my coffee whether it be making iced coffee, lattes, or adding delicious flavors in such as caramel or vanilla.  I decided that today I was going to create a simple Snickerdoodle Iced Coffee, incorporating in the flavors of my all-time favorite cookies into my coffee!

I ran out to my local Kroger and picked up Folgers® Coffeehouse Blend 25.4oz Ground Coffee.  It was right in the coffee aisle by all of the other Folgers products.  It was super easy to find!

As they say, “The Best Part of Wakin’ Up™ is Folgers in your cup” which is very true for me.  I do love waking up to a good cup of Folgers coffee! I feel like as soon as anyone at my house starts brewing a pot, I can immediately smell the aroma wafting down the hall.  It’s definitely my cue to get up and the start the day (after having a great cup of coffee, of course).  Folgers Coffeehouse Blend has such a smooth, yet bold flavor that I adore! It is a medium-dark blend and even through I added milk, cinnamon, and sugar to it, you could still taste it’s beautiful Folgers flavors! I love feeling free to add anything to my coffee and not having to worry about it loosing the coffee flavor that I know and love!

Folgers Coffeehouse Blend is crafted to work well with any brewing method you choose whether it be cold brew, french press, etc but I just went with the classic method of using my normal coffee machine and letting it cool before pouring it over ice! Feel free to experiment with those other methods in this recipes, I’m sure they would work great too!

I think that this Snickerdoodle Iced Coffee is going to be a new Saturday morning tradition at my house!

Snickerdoodle Iced Coffee

Ingredients

Coffee

Toppings (optional)

  • Whipped cream
  • Cinnamon sugar

Directions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine milk, brown sugar, and cinnamon.  Stir until well combined.
  2. In two large cups, divide the ice, coffee, and milk mixture.
  3. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar.  Enjoy!

Tips

  • Make some extra coffee and use it to make ice cubes to avoid it getting watered down!

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Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta

Sometimes, it’s important to just take a minute and acknowledge the important people in life and how they have impacted you.  With National Chardonnay Day around the corner on May 26th, I decided to grab a glass of Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay and raise a glass to someone special in my life, my mom.

She was the one who introduced me to cooking, baking, and everything in between.  She has helped teach me the basics of cooking and helped me experiment with crazy new recipes.  She introduced me to the whole world of blogging through her site which I would always help out with, thinking of creative ideas for fun recipes.  She has always tried to hard to support every decision I have made.

One of my favorite things we do together is make Christmas cookies every year! It’s a time where my mom, my sisters, and I all get together and make delicious sugar cookies! My favorite part is still decorating them! We use the same recipe year after year that has a nice almond flavor in both the cookie dough and the frosting and they taste so good! I end up the person who deals with dying the frosting which usually ends up really strange pastel colors which are really pretty, but not Christmas-y at all! It’s just such a fun way to have some bonding time with my family every year and we always make wonderful memories!

To go with our Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay, we decided to make Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta together! It sounded like a fun project and we thought it would pair perfectly with the wine! It was also a great way for us to spend some time together, reminiscing over good times over a great glass of wine.

We loved that Wente Vineyards is a multi-generational vineyard with so many deep family ties which we really connected with! We also tried out their Nth Degree and Riva Ranch Chardonnay which were both phenomenal!

I am very grateful to have the fantastic mom I have and that she is always there for the journey with me!

Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries (diced)
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
  • 3 tbsp balsamic glaze (not dressing, it will be too runny)
  • Mascarpone cheese (softened to spread)
  • French baguette (sliced)

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine diced strawberries, lemon juice, honey, and basil.  Stir to combine.
  2. Spread mascarpone cheese on each baguette slice before topping with strawberry mixture.  Drizzle with balsamic glaze.
  3. Grab a glass of Wente Vineyards wine and enjoy with someone who is apart of your journey!

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