Summer Limeade

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Summer Limeade

One of America's favorite summer drinks is limeade. Making a refreshing batch for a party? Put a raspberry, blueberry, or even an edible flower in each compartment of an ice cube tray. Gently fill the tray with water and freeze it to create beautiful cubes. Refrigerate the limeade for a day before serving to allow the lime zest to pump up the citrusy flavor. 

Ingredients

Servings  5   Serving Size   8 ounces

  • Ice (as needed)
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (from about 3 medium limes)
  • 4 lime slices (optional garnish)
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest (from about 2 medium limes)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons sugar substitute
  • 5 cups cold water

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. Wash 3 limes. Using a microplane or zester, zest each lime. Add zest into a large pitcher.
  2. Cut each lime in half. Use a juicer or citrus reamer to juice each lime until you have 1/3 cup lime juice. Add into the pitcher, along with sugar substitute and water. Stir together to combine.
  3. If desired, make 4 lime wheels by cutting and discarding the ends off the lime. Slice the lime into 4 wheels and add each one into a glass.
  4. Add ice into each glass and fill with 8 ounces limeade. Stir limeade before serving because the zest settles into the bottom of the pitcher. Pour into glasses and serve.

Cooking Tip: There are a few tricks to get the maximum amount of juice from your limes. Gently warm in the microwave for just a few seconds and/ or roll the limes back and forth under the palm of your hand on a cutting board.

Keep it Healthy: An advantage to using sugar substitute is that it dissolves instantly to sweeten a beverage.

Tip: If you have fruit on hand (anything from mango to strawberries), add 1 to 2 tablespoons into the glass and muddle it before adding the limeade.

Nutrition Facts

Summer Limeade

CaloriesCalories

9 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

0g Per Serving

FiberFiber

0g Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Calories 9
Total Fat 0.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 8 mg
Total Carbohydrate 3 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 0 g

Dietary Exchanges
free

 

One of America's favorite summer drinks is limeade. Making a refreshing batch for a party? Put a raspberry, blueberry, or even an edible flower in each compartment of an ice cube tray. Gently fill the tray with water and freeze it to create beautiful cubes. Refrigerate the limeade for a day before serving to allow the lime zest to pump up the citrusy flavor. 

Nutrition Facts

Summer Limeade

CaloriesCalories

9 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

0g Per Serving

FiberFiber

0g Per Serving
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Calories 9
Total Fat 0.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 8 mg
Total Carbohydrate 3 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 0 g

Dietary Exchanges
free

Ingredients

Servings  5   Serving Size   8 ounces

  • Ice (as needed)
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (from about 3 medium limes)
  • 4 lime slices (optional garnish)
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest (from about 2 medium limes)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons sugar substitute
  • 5 cups cold water

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. Wash 3 limes. Using a microplane or zester, zest each lime. Add zest into a large pitcher.
  2. Cut each lime in half. Use a juicer or citrus reamer to juice each lime until you have 1/3 cup lime juice. Add into the pitcher, along with sugar substitute and water. Stir together to combine.
  3. If desired, make 4 lime wheels by cutting and discarding the ends off the lime. Slice the lime into 4 wheels and add each one into a glass.
  4. Add ice into each glass and fill with 8 ounces limeade. Stir limeade before serving because the zest settles into the bottom of the pitcher. Pour into glasses and serve.

Cooking Tip: There are a few tricks to get the maximum amount of juice from your limes. Gently warm in the microwave for just a few seconds and/ or roll the limes back and forth under the palm of your hand on a cutting board.

Keep it Healthy: An advantage to using sugar substitute is that it dissolves instantly to sweeten a beverage.

Tip: If you have fruit on hand (anything from mango to strawberries), add 1 to 2 tablespoons into the glass and muddle it before adding the limeade.