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.
Calories9 Per Serving
Protein0g Per Serving
Fiber0g Per Serving
|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|
|Total Carbohydrate||3 g|
|Dietary Fiber||0 g|
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
Wash 3 limes. Using a microplane or zester, zest each lime. Add zest into a large pitcher.
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.
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.
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.