Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Limeade Concentrate

Spring is in the air, everywhere you look it is green and colorful. Unfortunately, it is also warm and will only get warmer. Luckily I have just the recipe to help you cool down. This is a recipe for limeade concentrate. You can make just enough to last a week and refrigerate it or you can make a lot and freeze it. When you feel like a cool refreshing drink, just add water to the concentrate and pour it over ice.

You can use lemons to make lemonade concentrate but I prefer the taste of limes. I used cane sugar so mine has a lovely golden tinge. You can use any granulated sugar of your choice.

You will need
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup fresh lime juice (I needed 6 large limes to make a cup)

Combine the water and sugar in a pan and put it on low heat. Do not let it boil or come to a boil. Stir occasionally to dissolve the sugar. Turn off heat once the sugar dissolves. Allow it to cool a little (about 10 minutes).

In the meantime, squeeze the juice from the limes in a separate bowl. Add the cooled sugar syrup to the lime juice and mix together. Let it cool completely. Refrigerate until needed.

When needed, add one part concentrate to two part water and pour over ice.


This is my entry for week two, day one of BM #64 for the theme 3 ingredient recipe. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#64.


  1. I enjoy making these..reminds me that I haven't added this to my collection!

  2. Wow, such a beautiful limeade concentrate, i want to make some soon, its getting hot here as well.

  3. Excellent ! I too make this and we love it , very refreshing !

  4. Sun is peeking out (finally) here and its almost time to make this again :-).

  5. I do make it the same way,it comes very handy whenever wanted to relish some lemon juice..

  6. Refreshing and delicious limeade. I'm going to make it for my kids.

  7. I was looking to make some concentrated this year to store for the kids. This is perfect to begin with. So you used the green limes right?

  8. This is a perfect drink of this scorching heat..

  9. Very refreshing and tasty looking concentrate.

  10. My little one is after me to make it this season. Love it.

  11. I make this often during the summer very refreshing - I often also put mint in it


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