McDonald’s Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

McDonald’s McCafé frozen strawberry lemonade is the perfect answer to a hot summer day. You can make this tangy, icy, and sweet treat at home.

homemade McDonald's frozen strawberry lemonade in glasses with straws.

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One of the best things about making your own copycat recipes at home is you can make as many as you like, and you can change up the recipe for your personal tastes. Now you can make McDonald’s McCafe Frozen Strawberry Lemonade at home!

What makes this the best recipe? 

Everyone loves lemonade, but the McCafe Frozen Strawberry lemonade is upgraded with sweet strawberry syrup for an extra punch of flavor. The added strawberry flavor adds a lot to make this a refreshing beverage.  Leave it to the famous fast food giant to come up with a drink you can’t resist.

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

The McDonald’s Frozen Strawberry Lemonade is a refreshing drink that is perfect for summer or anytime you want to cool off. Made with prepared lemonade or fresh homemade lemonade, you won’t be able to get enough of this drink.

One of the drinks that remind me of summer is lemonade and I love lemonade. Lemonade is so thirst-quenching and is my perfect answer to a hot day. I assure you, living in Texas, we have plenty of hot days.

McDonald’s created a wonderful frozen strawberry lemonade drink that they prepare when you order it. And guess what? You can easily make this delicious drink at home too.


Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Lemonade
  • Ice
  • Strawberry ice cream topping

You can start with fresh lemonade if desired. McDonald’s does not make fresh lemonade, but you can if you prefer it. I recommend using Country Time lemonade drink mix to make this frozen lemonade.

Ingredients for McDonald's frozen strawberry lemonade.

How to Make McDonalds Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

  1. Place lemonade and ice in a blender.
lemonade and ice in a blender.
  1. Blend until the ice is crushed completely.
lemonade in a blender.
  1. Place strawberry ice cream topping in the bottom of a glass.
strawberry topping syrup in a glass.
  1. Pour the frozen lemonade over the strawberry topping and enjoy a delicious copycat McDonald’s Frozen Strawberry Lemonade for a cool and refreshing drink.
two homemade McDonald's frozen strawberry lemonade drinks and fresh lemons.

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homemade McDonald's frozen strawberry lemonade in glasses with straws.

McDonald’s Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

Want to quench a summertime thirst? Try this copycat McDonald's Frozen Strawberry Lemonade.
4.89 from 9 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: McDonald’s Recipes, Strawberry Lemonade
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 268kcal


  • 16 ounces lemonade
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry ice cream topping


  • If using powdered lemonade drink mix, prepare the lemonade according to the package directions.
  • Place 16 ounces of lemonade and 2 cups of ice in a blender.
  • Blend until the ice is crushed completely.
  • Place about two tablespoons of strawberry ice cream topping in the bottom of a glass and pour frozen lemonade over the strawberry topping.



Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 37mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin C: 6.3mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Noreen

    4 stars
    If you want a really easy cold strawberry lemonade just throw your lemonade into a blender and add strawberry sorbet to it rather than ice.
    You can also mix it together and freeze in plastic containers to use as the “ice” for a punch.

  2. Zoe

    That’s NOT REAL Lemonade! Shame on you McDonalds serving that crap!!! The ONLY lemonade I’ll drink is the REAL PURE Lemonade I make!!

  3. Elizabeth Mc Gorty


    Thank you for posting this recipe, I’m addicted to these things! I have a couple of questions: what type of strawberry ice cream topping do you use? Perhaps it’s just my crappy blender, but I find that the consistency is not the same as when I buy it from McDonalds. (Mine is more foamy?) Do you have any tips on how to make the drink look more accurate (perhaps a setting on the blender)?

    • Anonymous

      I use a vitamix on high power and on the 10 setting for a couple of seconds. I don’t have a standard blender any more. The strawberry topping I used was Mrs. Richardson, I believe McDonald’s has their especially made for them.

  4. Hilary

    This was really tasty. I used frozen strawberries instead of the strawberry topping,they were chunky, but it tasted good!

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