Chick-fil-A introduced its newest menu item, Frosted Lemonade, at restaurants nationwide today. The new offering combines two of the fast food restaurant’s offerings, fresh-squeezed lemonade and its signature Icedream.
The new menu item was long rumored as a recipe created by Chick-fil-A team members to enjoy while on breaks. After hearing stories of the creative concoction, Chick-fil-A refined the Frosted Lemonade recipe and formally tested it in restaurants in Charleston, South Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina, Sacramento, California, and Northwest Arkansas in the spring of 2014. Positive customer feedback confirmed Chick-fil-A’s decision to launch the treat nationwide for customers seeking an on-the-go snack or an indulgence that is lighter than a milkshake.
“We always knew customers loved our lemonade, and we always knew they loved Icedream. But we never thought to combine the two to make a completely original treat that isn’t a milkshake or even a smoothie,” says David Farmer, vice president of menu strategy and development for Chick-fil-A. “Thanks to team members, this recipe will now be a delicious, lower calorie treat that all customers can enjoy anytime.”
Chick-fil-A’s lemonade is made from scratch daily at each restaurant using only fresh lemon juice, pure cane sugar, and water. In 2014, Chick-fil-A served 121 million cups of lemonade and purchased approximately 250 million lemons. Icedream, inspired by founder Truett Cathy’s original recipe, is a soft serve ice cream with a simple, distinct vanilla flavor. Frosted Lemonade is available in a 16oz. serving with prices starting at $2.69 and can be handspun with diet or regular lemonade. Diet Frosted Lemonade (with Splenda) has only 240 calories, while the regular Frosted Lemonade contains 330 calories.