Copycat Chick-fil-A Frosted Sunrise

Are you a fan of Chick fil-A’s frosted lemonade?  Well, this spring, the Georgia-born fast food chain did a spin on it: the frosted sunrise.  It was available for only a limited time: March 5 to June 2.  If you didn’t get a chance to try it from this famous restaurant, I’ve got you covered.  It is so simple to make, you’ll be making them whenever the mood strikes.  Really, it’s that easy.

What ingredients are needed for a frosted sunrise from Chick-fil-A?

Chick fil-A uses their vanilla IceDream and Simply Orange juice, which is 100% pure orange juice.

I used 3 ingredients: Simply Orange, Breyer’s Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, and some freshly squeezed juice from two orange wedges.

orange juice and vanilla ice cream for frosted sunrise drinks

What kitchen appliance is needed to make a frosted sunrise?

The only thing that is needed is a blender.  You can use an immersion blender or a traditional one.  At Chick-fil-A, the employees use an immersion blender, but I chose to use a standard countertop blender.

pouring orange juice into a blender for frosted sunrise drinks

What’s the best way to serve a frosted sunrise?

Pour this refreshing beverage into a tall, clear 16 ounce glass.  Serve with a straw or two.  Garnishes are not necessary, so save yourself the extra step and enjoy!

frosted sunrise with orange slices

Pro Tips to Make an Awesome Frosted Sunrise

  1. Use 100% pure pulp-free orange juice that’s not from concentrate.  If you can find Simply Orange, rejoice because you’ll have the real deal.
  2. Use good quality vanilla ice cream that tastes creamy.
  3. Use a little freshly squeezed orange juice to increase the orange flavor.

squeezing juice from an orange wedge into the blender

A frosted sunrise isn’t a dessert and isn’t a smoothie, but it’s definitely a tasty treat and one you won’t soon forget.  If you are craving Chick fil-A’s frosted sunrise, don’t be disappointed that this seasonal drink is no longer available; just get into the kitchen to whip up one up!

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holding a glass of frosted sunrise

Copycat Chick-fil-A Frosted Sunrise

  • Author: Brooke
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 glass
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American


Copycat Chick-fil-A Frosted Sunrise is a nonalcoholic fruity ice cream drink that’s fun and easy to make this summer for your kids.  Use a blender to get the best results for this simple frozen treat.  Pour it into a tall glass for a refreshing drink at breakfast, at the beach, or any time of the day.


  • 2 cups good-quality vanilla ice cream (roughly 6 scoops)
  • 3/4 cup Simply Orange juice, pulp free
  • 1/8 navel orange (roughly two wedges)


  1. Measure out two cups of vanilla ice cream (or 6 scoops) and place in a blender.  Pour 3/4 cup of orange juice over the ice cream.
  2. Cut up half an orange into four wedges, then squeeze the juice of two wedges into the blender.  Blend for a few seconds or until smooth.
  3. Pour into a tall 16 ounce glass and serve immediately with a straw.  No other garnish is necessary.


  • It’s best to make one glass up at a time.
  • If you need to keep them cool before serving, place in the freezer for up to 20 minutes.
  • If you can’t find Simply Orange juice, use 100% pure, pasteurized, not from concentrate orange juice.


  • Serving Size: 15 ounces

Keywords: frosted sunrise, copycat, chick-fil-a

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