Lemon Drop Shake

Lemon Drop Shake
I’m on the beach, with my lemon drop shake and latest book in hand.

And 100 SPF slathered all over otherwise I’ll turn into a crisp cookie.

Lemon Drop Shake
Make yourself a glass and join me in my daydream!

This recipe really is simple. Vanilla ice cream and lemonade.

Two things I love blended together in one glass. If only I had an umbrella straw..

Lemon Drop Shake
These Lemon Drop Shakes would be extra fun for summer too. You could freeze them into small dixie cups with popsicle sticks in the middle.

Simply peel the cup away from the shake after it is completely frozen.

Lemon Drop Shake
Do you have any spring or summer vacations planned?

We’re going to Minnesota and I hope all the snow is melted when we visit :)

Lemon Drop Shake

Lemon Drop Shake

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 drink


  • 3-4 scoops of vanilla ice cream (using an ice cream scoop)
  • 1/4 cup lemonade
  • optional, sugar and lemon juice to rim the glass


  1. In a blender, combine the vanilla ice cream and lemonade. Blend until combined.
  2. Use a little bit of lemon juice in a shallow dish to wet the rim of the glass. Then dip the rim into another shallow bowl filled with sugar.
  3. Pour the shake into the glass. Enjoy and top with a lemon slice if desired.

Lemon Drop Shake
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47 Responses to “Lemon Drop Shake”

  1. Katie — March 28, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Wow, these look fabulous! (Seen on Pin Me Linky Party.)

  2. Rebecca — March 28, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who has to wear 100 SPF sunscreen haha. Love the idea of combining lemonade and vanilla ice cream! Minnesota sounds like a fun trip. My boyfriend and I are probably heading out to California for a bit over the summer :).

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 28, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      California beats MN, hands down. Can I come?

  3. oh my goodness this looks so simple and delicious! i’ll need to whip one of these up once the weather is warm enough to sit in my backyard with a summer read. especially since i’m pregnant, i always appreciate delicious non-alcoholic beverage recipes. can’t wait to pin this one! Erika @ http://www.yayforhandmade.com

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 28, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      I can’t wait till its warm enough to sit outside and read!!

  4. Sara Johnson — March 28, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Where in Minnesota are you visiting and when? I live there! If I can be of any help to you on your travels, let me know. :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 28, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      Hi Sara! We’re actually from MN so we’re going back to visit our families near the Minneapolis area!

    • Sara Johnson — March 29, 2014 at 7:53 am

      Have a lovely time! I am in Eagan, and I’d like to say that Spring has finally sprung here, but I’d be lying. This winter has been especially brutal, so if you’re coming anytime soon, bring warm clothes. :(
      THANK YOU for all the great recipes by the way. I just love following your page.

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 29, 2014 at 8:15 am

      WHAT?! We’re from Eagan! Do you have a blog?

    • Sara Johnson — March 29, 2014 at 8:32 am

      Ok, that’s funny. It’s A Small World After All is playing in my head right now….. No, I wish I had a blog, but I don’t. I’m trying to get more creative by following talented people such as you! Hopefully one day. I really admire the art in what you do, and that you share it with all of us. Yay for Eagan!!! :)

  5. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner — March 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Haha…you fooled me. I was starting to get jealous until it was just a daydream. I’ll daydream along with you. ;) This shake looks delicious and refreshing. :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 28, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      Haha, I know.. I was really hoping I’d open my eyes and be on the beach.

  6. Jelli — March 28, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    So simple and easy. Sounds delish, Beth! You’re obviously busy behind the scenes this week. I’m pretty sure this is the second new header image I’ve seen :) Can’t wait to see your final redesign!

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 29, 2014 at 8:13 am

      Yeah.. I am very indecisive. I think this one will stay for a little bit. I had a whole bunch of trouble trying to get it to appear.

  7. Oh my goodness, Beth, this looks so good! Love how easy it is to make, too! Vanilla ice cream and lemonade is a genius combination. :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 29, 2014 at 8:14 am

      Thanks friend!

  8. Thanks for sharing it at the Foodie Friends Friday #Foods That Make You Smile Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  9. Jennifer Johnson — March 29, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Oh yummy for summer!!

  10. Megan - The Emotional Baker — March 29, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    This sounds, and looks, absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to give this a try ;)

  11. Ginnie — March 29, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    This sounds so good! I’m going to make one and pretend I’m on the beach, too;)

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 30, 2014 at 7:58 am


  12. Erlene — March 30, 2014 at 12:53 am

    Yum yum and more yum. Would have never thought to add lemonade to ice cream…delicious.

  13. Thanks for sharing with us at MM this week. I love lemons and this looks so refreshing! Pinned. PS – like your new look!

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 31, 2014 at 7:19 am

      Thanks you Deb!

  14. AnnMarie — March 31, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Sounds so refreshing! We still have snow here so I’ll wait till summer to try it! Pinned!

  15. Cheryl at Snaps of Ginger — April 1, 2014 at 8:05 am

    This sounds so good!! Perfect for a warm evening on the porch.

    Hopped over from the Winthrop Chronicles link up


  16. PresEleni — April 1, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Like you say, easy and delicious. What a great sweet combination. Recently have gone dairy-free but absolutely will find a way to do this.

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 1, 2014 at 6:43 pm

      With non lactose ice cream!

  17. This looks so simple, yet sounds so fabulous!!

    Found you through the In and Out of the Kitchen Party!

  18. Heather @ French Press — April 1, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    we are headed to the beach in a week, and this looks like a must have for sure

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 1, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Heather, can I come?!

  19. Roxy's Kitchen — April 2, 2014 at 9:05 am

    So easy to make and delicious, I love love anything lemony <3 ! Thanks for sharing this at my Facebook Milestone Link Party :)!

  20. Ok, seriously?! Your a genius! I will so join your daydream with you, this sounds awesome. Totally gonna try making this one at home. Pinned! Amazing pics Beth, seriously!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 3, 2014 at 7:43 am

      Krista! You are so sweet, thank you!

  21. Linda Warren — April 3, 2014 at 8:16 am

    What a great idea along the lines of a frozen pina colada. We have our vacation in the Florida Keys coming up and the kids will love this drink. They’ll think it’s such a treat! I believe I’ll add a little vodka or raspberry vodka to the adult version. Thanks for sharing on Create It Thursday.

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 3, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      Mmm, it does sound good with a little raspberry vodka added :-)

  22. Colleen — April 3, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Just made this and both my son and I loved it! Thanks for such a simple and delicious recipe!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 3, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      I am so glad you both enjoyed it!

  23. Serene @ House of Yumm — April 3, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Oh yum!!! I love anything Lemon! Saw this linked up at the Lovely Ladies Linky Link Up. Had to come check it out :) Pinning this!

  24. stickelberry — April 3, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Oh YUM!!!! Can you spike it? :o)

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 3, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      You surely can :-)

  25. bobbical — April 6, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    MMM, reminds me of frozen lemon pie!

  26. Bernadette — April 18, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Sounds yummy…and easy! Great combination! I stopped by from the Link Party Palooza and I now I have a new recipe! Thanks.

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 19, 2014 at 8:03 am

      Hi Bernadette, coming over to see your site!

  27. MyAudLife — April 19, 2014 at 8:33 am

    This sounds so yummy and refreshing! Perfect for summer days!

  28. taylor @ greens & chocolate — April 20, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Wait I missed something – you’re coming to Minnesota?! When and where? I’m in the Twin Cities!

  29. janet pesaturo — May 18, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Looks delish! Pinned.

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