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Warmer days are coming, which means time for some refreshing drinks. One of my favorites to make is limeade. I love the sweet tanginess of limeade. Plus, it’s so easy to make!
I usually use fresh limes because the taste can’t be beat. When purchasing limes try to get the limes that are heavier, they tend to have more juice in them. The trick to getting more juice from limes, or most citrus for that matter, is to roll the the lime on the counter applying firm pressure with the heel of your palm before juicing. I have also heard that you can microwave the lime for a few seconds before juicing but I have never tried it. You can also set the lime in a bowl of warm water to help release some more juice.
I use an electric citrus juicer which means the girls are able to help. They hold the lid on while the juicer is working. I like that it has a pulp catcher that allows us to add a little or a lot of pulp in.
Easy Peasy Homemade Limeade
- 12 limes at least, you need 1 cup of lime juice
- 1 cup cane sugar or 1/4 -1/2 cup stevia
- 6.5 cups water
- Juice limes. You need 1 cup of lime juice.
- In a 2 quart pitcher, mix lime juice, water, and sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves completely.
- Serve over ice.
- If you use warm water the sugar dissolves faster.
Limes are an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of folate. You can read all about the health benefits, nutritional profile, and other tips like how to store and select limes over at The World’s Healthiest Foods.
Sometimes I make limeade with sugar and sometimes I make it with stevia. It really depends on what I have on hand. The girls and I like things tart, so I usually use 1/2 cup of sugar or 1/4 cup of stevia. If you prefer things a little sweeter, than using the full cup of sugar would be best. When I use stevia I use a powdered one, you would need way less if you used liquid stevia.
This limeade recipe is easily doubles to make a gallon of limeade. Or halved to make only 1 quart of limeade.
How do you take your limeade, sweet or tart?
Have a blessed day!
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