How To Make Chick-fil-A Ice At Home?

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Do you consider yourself a Chick-fil-A Ice person? Can you tell what other item from the restaurant is as famous as its “Original Chicken Sandwich?”

Yes, you guessed it right – the famous, easily chewable Chick-fil-A ice. While most people browse through the fast food giant’s popular items, loyal customers also order drinks to enjoy the soft ice to go with their meals.

On a hot day when it seems impossible to take a drive down the closest Chick-fil-A, you might want to somehow conjure up a bucket of soft ice. This is possible and we will tell you how!

What is Chick-fil-A Ice? 

Okay, it’s completely understandable that despite having developed a taste for the brand’s ice, you have no idea what its technical name is. Here is our brief explanation:

Chick-fil-A is nugget ice which is soft and chewable. They’re mostly served in drinks, slushes, and cocktails. Most brands are shifting to nugget ice for their iced beverages.

2 Easy Ways to Make Chick-fil-A Ice At Home?

It is extremely easy to get the soft textured ice made at home. And the process doesn’t require some never-heard-before ingredients or tools. But before we start with our guide, we know what question you have in your mind: “Can’t I purchase Chick-fil-A’s ice from their outlet?”

Purchasing Chick-fil-A Ice

Yes, Chick-fil-A does sell its ice at affordable rates. If you want to buy their ice, you can get a 5-pound bag for just $1.59.

But sometimes, the work required to get your hands on a $1.59 five-pound bag is not worth it. Suppose you’re far away from the closest outlet, or you’re in no mood to hit the road and drive/walk down to a Chick-fil-A outlet, then you will prefer making the ice at home.

Make Chick-fil-A Ice at Home

If you have an ice maker at home, you can get your favorite ice made in a few minutes. Turn on the ice maker, fill the tray, and choose the size of the ice.

Let the appliance complete its cycle, and voila, your ice is made. You don’t have to use the ice all at once, as it will remain stored in the tray for a while. You can scoop out the ice you need and enjoy. If you have friends over, you can repeat the cycle and get more ice made. Isn’t it simple?

Almost all ice makers allow you to make nugget ice; all these machines are also extremely user-friendly. All you have to ensure is proper cleaning of ice makers so that there is no mold or slime buildup; these things make the machine work slowly and with lags. Also, the ice prepared by mold-ridden machines tastes different and funky. Another thing to ensure is that the ice maker is kept in a room without direct sunlight.

Lemonade with Chick-fil-A Ice
Photo by Geraud pfeiffer

How to Make Chick-fil-A Ice at Home without an Ice Maker?

If you haven’t bought an ice maker yet, don’t worry. You can still make the famous ice at home provided you have these things: soda or carbonated water, an ice tray, a Lewis bag, a muddler or a blender, and a plastic bowl.

Start by pouring soda or carbonated water into the ice tray and keeping it in the freezer. Most experts suggest keeping the tray overnight. If that’s impossible, ensure the tray remains inside the freezer for at least six hours. After the time is up, take it out and let it sit on the kitchen counter for a few minutes.

If the ice is too hard, gently tap the tray on the counter to loosen the ice cubes. Set up the blender (if your appliance has the option to make nugget ice) and pour the ice cubes into the glass bowl. Run it for 2-3 spins, and don’t crush the ice too much.

You should get a Lewis bag and a muddler if you don’t have a blender (or if your appliance doesn’t have this option). Add the ice into the bag and lay it down on the countertop. Use the muddler to crush the ice; your Chick-fil-A ice is ready.

Those who don’t prefer carbonated water or soda can use sugar to add a soft, chewy texture to the ice. Before keeping the normal water in the freezer, bring it to a boil and add sugar. Now add the mixture to the ice tray and repeat the process.


Summer makes us go “ice, ice, baby!” quite often. And preparing a bowl full of soft, chewy ice at home is a lot of fun.

If you’re a social media influencer or generally love posting on networking sites, you can make a quick video comparing Chick-fil-A ice with one made at home and check if your ice tastes the same.

Make your summer more fun with some never-ending ice treats.

About the author


I’m Paul, and I founded Ice Maker Basics with my friends. We are dedicated to good drinking with ice and great living.
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