This Refreshing Limeade with Tasty Variations makes me think of summer, pool parties, and outdoor BBQs. If you haven’t had limeade in a while I highly recommend making a batch. So refreshing!
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A pitcher and two glasses of Homemade Fresh Squeezed Limeade with Natural Sugar Free Option!

Refreshing Limeade with Tasty Variations!

Honestly, there is nothing more refreshing than a cold glass of limeade. And this one only has three ingredients. And because it’s hot outside, we skip the step of turning on the cooktop to make a simple syrup by using ‘baker’s sugar’ or ‘castor sugar’. Both are super fine sugars that dissolve quickly in ice cold water so you can enjoy your limeade instantly!

An aerial view of a pitcher and two glasses of Homemade Fresh Squeezed Limeade with Natural Sugar Free Option!

A Natural, No Sugar Option:

And because we are grown ups now, I offer a natural refined sugar free sweetening option. Yup, grown ups need to watch the carbs! In place of sugar I use Lankanto a natural 1:1 sweetening option made with monk fruit!

Homemade Fresh Squeezed Limeade in a pitcher and two glasses on white table.

Adorable girls’ clothes on


The Recipes: Refreshing Limeade with Tasty Variations! (including natural sugar free option)

Tips and what you need: it certainly helps to have a citrus juicer! If choosing a sugar free option, I recommend Lankanto a natural 1:1 sweetening option! Of course it never hurts to have a beautiful glass pitcher! 

Refreshing Limeade with Tasty Variations!
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Be sure all ingredients are very cold for best results. I offer a traditional sugar sweetened as well as naturally sugar free options.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kid-friendly recipes, summer recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
  • 7 cups ice water
  • 2 cups cold freshly squeezed lime juice I use this to juice limes
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar or low carb natural sweetener of your choice. ( If using sugar, I recommend "baker's" or "castor" sugar. It dissolves quicker! If you choose not to use sugar I recommend Lankanto, see link in blog post) You could also choose to use Stevia powder and sweeten to taste)
  • Variations: add a few springs of fresh mint or freshly grated ginger. To make sparkling limeade use ice cold sparkling water instead of flat!
  1. Place all ingredients in pitcher, stir well. Place in the fridge, stirring occasionally till sugar dissolves.  Serve over ice. (If you don't wait to wait for sugar to dissolve use caster sugar or super fine baker's sugar.)


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