Yesterday I just about melted when the temperature reached 101 degrees… seriously? It’s only the beginning of May!
To beat the heat, I made some refreshing strawberry limeade, and it was amazing!!
I originally wanted to make strawberry lemonade recipe, but when I realized I had tons of limes and not enough lemons, I just swapped out the lemons for limes, and I love the delicious results!
Try mixing up your own batch of this delicious drink today! This recipe is also made using all-natural fresh ingredients- no cans of limeade here!
And because I love my readers so much, I also created two printable recipe cards for this strawberry limeade in 3×5 and 4×6 sizes, perfect to fit in your recipe box! Printables are available at the end of the post!
16 oz. fresh strawberries (1 lb. container)
1 cup sugar
1 cup fresh lime juice
6 cups water
1. Wash strawberries and cut off green tops. Puree in a blender or food processor until it reaches desired consistency, just like I did when making 10 minute strawberry jam. If you like little strawberry pieces in your drink (like me), then you can make it a little more chunky. If you like your drink smooth with no strawberry pieces, you can puree the strawberries to be very fine, and then strain in a strainer to remove any small chunks.
2. Make simple syrup by mixing one cup of sugar and once cup of water. This ratio made a pretty sweet limeade, so if you would like yours to be a little more sour, then just use 3/4 cup of sugar to one cup of water. Stir and boil until the sugar dissolves. Let cool.
3. Combine the strawberry puree, syrup, lime juice, and 5 cups of water into a pitcher. Stir, and serve over ice.
Makes 2 1/4 quarts.
This Brazilian limeade is another refreshing drink, too, that requires no juicing or squeezing, and takes under 5 minutes to make!