Low Carb Frozen Lemonade Recipe
Chick-fil-A is known for two things - amazing chicken sandwiches and frozen lemonade! Today we are making a keto version of their creamy lemonade milkshake. This keto frozen lemonade is sugar-free and the perfect frosty summertime treat. This sugar-free frozen lemonade is made with a low carb ice cream and keto lemonade. Then it’s topped with homemade whipped cream.
This creamy keto lemonade milkshake is lightly sweet and mildly tart. It’s the ideal blend of both flavors.
Are Lemons Keto Keto Friendly?
Lemons are keto! I love cooking and baking with lemons because they add flavor and help brighten up a dish. Lemons are loaded with vitamin C and they only have 3.4 grams net carbs in one lemon.
Can I Use Concentrated Lemon Juice Instead of Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice?
You can use either store bought concentrated lemon juice or you can squeeze your own lemon juice from about 3-4 lemons. This recipe for keto frozen lemonade will turn out fabulous either way. I have used both and I couldn’t really tell that much of a difference in flavor.
Keto Approved Ice Cream
This is a copycat Chick-fil-A frozen lemonade recipe, so of course we have to add ice cream to this keto milkshake! Luckily, there are some keto approved ice creams available to purchase at the grocery store. Make sure you check the nutrition labels on ice cream that claims to be keto or low carb. I find that many of them are still higher in carbs. In this recipe, we only add 1/2 cup of keto ice cream for the entire recipe and it serves 4 people, so those carbs shouldn’t add up to much.
Some of the keto approved vanilla ice cream brands available are:
Keto Sweeteners for Sugar Free Frozen Lemonade
The majority of the sweetness from this copycat chick-fil-a frozen lemonade recipe comes from the low carb ice cream. However, we are only using 1/2 cup of keto ice cream in this recipe, so I’ve added a small amount of sweetner just to sweeten the milkshake up a bit more.
In this recipe, you can use either granulated or powdered keto sweetener. Any sugar alternative will work in this recipe. You can use monkfruit, erythritol, allulose or stevia.
Popular keto sweeteners like Lakanto and Swerve will measure cup for cup like sugar. Stevia and allulose you may have to add in a little at a time to get your desired level of sweetness in this keto lemonade milkshake recipe.
My Favorite High Powered Blender
I recommend using a high powered blender in this recipe - just so you can pulverize all the ice and create a silky, smooth keto milkshake. However, if you just had a regular old blender sitting in your cupboard, I wouldn’t let that stop you from making this deliciously creamy sugar-free frozen lemonade.
My favorite blender is by BlendTec. It will crush up ice in seconds to create an ultra-smooth milkshake. Other high powred blenders will people love are Vitamix and Ninja. The Ninja blender is the least expensive. I love my BlendTec over the Ninja and if you have ever used a BlendTec blender, you will understand why.
Other Keto Lemon Recipes to Try
If you are a big fan of the tart and the sweet like found in so many sugary lemon recipes, then you should try these keto lemon recipes: