Popeyes Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

If you love Popeye’s strawberry lemonade freeze but crave a homemade touch, Sheila is here to elevate your taste buds. This recipe is a delightful blend of frozen strawberries, fresh strawberries, apple juice, and a hint of country time pink lemonade. Get ready to create the perfect pink vibe that’s delicious and a visual treat.

Popeyes Strawberry Lemonade Recipe


  • This recipe transforms Popeye’s strawberry lemonade freeze into a delightful homemade creation.
  • Layers of frozen strawberries, fresh fruit, and a hint of pink lemonade combine to create a visually stunning and delicious pink vibe.
  • The recipe involves blending frozen strawberries with apple juice and creating a refreshing pink lemonade mix with ice.
  • The drink features layers of strawberry apple juice syrup and pink lemonade, making it a treat for both the palate and the eyes.
  • Add a touch of extra freshness with garnished fresh strawberries on the side, and enjoy!

Popeyes Strawberry Lemonade: A Short Review

Popeye’s has stepped up its summer by introducing its Frozen Strawberry Lemonade. We explored this refreshing drink. Priced at $2.89, it enters premium territory, rivaling coffee shop prices.

The frozen concoction, made with Minute Maid, packs a punch with 500 calories. The taste is undeniably sweet, possibly too much for some. For some, it is an intense sugar rush and speculation on the undisclosed sugar content. Despite the sweetness, the frozen strawberry lemonade is praised for its ability to hit the spot, especially when paired with a hearty Popeye’s meal.

We suggest pairing the drink with a meal for the full Popeye’s experience. You can even upgrade your meal to include the frozen strawberry lemonade for an additional 69 cents.

Our rating of the drink a solid 7.5 out of 10, citing its sweetness as the main drawback. Adding diced strawberries for complexity is suggested for a potential upgrade. Whether you’re a fan of sugary slushies or looking for the perfect pairing with your Popeye’s meal, this Frozen Strawberry Lemonade is worth a try – just be prepared for a sugar overload.

Popeyes Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

To make Popeye’s Strawberry Lemonade, blend frozen strawberries with apple juice, set aside. In another blender, mix ice, Country Time Pink Lemonade powder, and Simply Lemonade. Layer fresh strawberries in a cup, pour the strawberry apple juice mixture, top with pink lemonade mix, and enjoy!

Popeyes Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Popeyes Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Let's dive into the easy steps to make Popeyes strawberry lemonade.


  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup Simply Lemonade
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons Country Time Pink Lemonade powder
  • Ice cubes


  • Blender
  • Serving cup
  • Straw


I'm excited to share this recipe with you, so let's dive in!

Step 1: Prepare the Strawberry Apple Juice Mixture

  • In your blender, combine the frozen strawberries and apple juice.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy. The consistency should be just right. Set this mixture aside for now.

Step 2: Prepare the Pink Lemonade Mix

  • In the same blender (no need to clean it), add the ice cubes.
  • Pour in the Country Time Pink Lemonade powder and Simply Lemonade.
  • Blend until the mixture is slushy and well-mixed. It should have a smooth texture.

Step 3: Create the Strawberry Apple Juice Syrup

  • In your serving cup, place a layer of fresh chopped strawberries at the bottom.
  • Pour in the strawberry apple juice mixture over the fresh strawberries. This creates a delightful syrup at the base of your drink.

Step 4: Build Your Strawberry Lemonade Freeze

  • Gently pour the pink lemonade mix over the strawberry apple juice syrup in the cup. Observe the beautiful layers forming.
  • Take a moment to appreciate the vibrant colors – this is the pink vibe you've been craving.

Step 5: Final Touches

  • Optional: Garnish the drink with a few extra fresh strawberries on the side for that extra touch of freshness and visual appeal.

Step 6: Serve and Enjoy

  • Grab a straw, give your creation a little stir to mix the flavors, and enjoy the refreshing taste of Auntie's Strawberry Lemonade Freeze.


Can I use fresh strawberries instead of frozen ones?

While the frozen strawberries contribute to the slushy texture, you can experiment with fresh strawberries. Just be aware that the consistency might differ slightly, and you may need to adjust the ice amount accordingly.

Is there a substitute for Simply Lemonade in this recipe?

Yes, you can use any other high-quality lemonade of your choice. Simply Lemonade adds a sweet and tangy flavor, but feel free to explore different brands or even make your own Lemonade at home.

How can I adjust the sweetness of this Strawberry Lemonade?

If you find the drink too sweet, you can reduce the amount of Country Time Pink Lemonade powder or adjust the quantity of Simply Lemonade. Conversely, if you prefer it sweeter, you can add a bit more of the pink lemonade powder.

Can I make a large batch of this recipe for a party or gathering?

Simply multiply the ingredients based on the number of servings you need. You can also prepare the strawberry apple juice mixture and pink lemonade mix in advance and combine them just before serving.

How can I make this recipe without a blender?

While a blender provides the best consistency, you can still make a simplified version by muddling fresh strawberries, using strawberry puree, and mixing the other ingredients in a shaker or by vigorous stirring. It might not have the slushy texture, but it’ll still be delicious.

How long can I store the strawberry apple juice mixture and pink lemonade mix in the refrigerator?

Both mixtures can be stored separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. However, for the best freshness and flavor, combining them just before serving is recommended.


Popeyes Frozen Strawberry Lemonade offers a sugary delight that may be best enjoyed as part of a complete meal. A homemade version of Popeyes strawberry lemonade is not just a drink; it’s an experience.

With the perfect balance of frozen strawberries, fresh strawberries, apple juice, and the magic touch of Country Time Pink Lemonade, this beverage is a treat for your taste buds and your eyes.  So, follow these simple steps and enjoy the joy of creating your own homemade pink lemonade freeze.

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