Summer Vacation has officially started over here at our house. The heat has definitely arrived here and one of my favorites parts of summer are being able to enjoy an ice cold refreshing drink.  Today I am sharing our favorite Limeade Recipe.

Limeade Recipe

I have loved Limeade ever since I was about 10 years old and had some at my friend Suzanne’s house.  Her mom made the BEST Limeade ever.  At Costco the other day a large bag of fresh limes was calling to me…begging me to take them home and turn them into a tasty beverage.  So…I did!


Want to make some at your house?  Here is our recipe:
Fresh Limeade Recipe
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Lime Juice (about 6 limes)
  • 2/3 cup Sugar, Granulated
  • 2 quarts cold water
  1. Cut limes in half and squeeze lime juice into a 2 quart pitcher. Add Sugar and stir until dissolved. Fill pitcher with cold water, stir and chill in refrigerator.


If you want to serve it as a Frozen Limeade…and why would you NOT?! Simply pour it into your ice cream maker and follow your Ice Cream Maker’s specific instructions to freeze it.

Limeade 12

Our ice cream maker took about 45 minutes to turn it into a super smooth ice cold slushy.  So good and so refreshing!  What more could you ask for on a hot summer day?

Limeade Recipe

Need some other great summertime drink/dessert recipes? Try out some of our other recipes shared here on The Idea Room:

Homemade Lemonade

Frozen Lemonade

Ice Cream in a Baggie

Orange Julius

Orange Sorbet

Lemon Ice

Fresh Fruit Popsicles

Do you have any favorite recipes that use fresh limes?  I have a few left-over and would love to find some fun, tasty ways to use them up?


Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.


  1. 1

    Yum! It looks so good Amy! The straw makes it look so good to! Love it! Have a wonderful week! Angie xo

  2. 2

    This looks so yummy! And your pictures are BEAUTIFUL!

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    Cassie K says:

    Love this stuff and fot an added treat I like to put in a little fresh mint.

  4. 4

    should I add vodka or tequila?? ;)

  5. 5

    This looks amazing! My daughter and I love limeade and will have to try making it ourselves!! :)

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    Samantha says:

    That just looks mouth watering….my neighbor makes limeade every weekend when we’re in the garden, she adds a few dashes of almond essence and a dash or two of angostura bitters. YUM….we buy the big bags of limes from Costco also, but they are gone through the week since my kids love the limeade so much.

  7. 7

    yum! Thanks for this…

  8. 8

    I’ve never made this but will have to give it a try. I’d love for you to enter my first giveaway at A Baker’s House . No pressure to follow along, just enter the rafflecopter giveaway if you stop by!

  9. 9

    What an incredible opportunity!! The photos you shared for the mud room and laundry room are perfect!! I only have a teeny tiny laundry so i don’t have any fun options available! booo! No mud room either, despite the fact that with three boys who are constantly playing outside, I NEED a mud room!

  10. 10

    I’ve made this twice already since you posted it. It doesn’t last long in this house!! We added sparkling water the second time to make is a little bubbly. Super refreshing on these hot summer Texas days. Thanks! By the way…I made two of the Cinnamon Banana Cake recipes for a event with 100 people. They were fighting over the last piece.

  11. 11

    Yummmm! This looks amazing. I’m picking up a bag o’ limes the next time I’m at the grocery store! :D

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    Debra Kapellakis says:

    Thank you for sharing this recipe.


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