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Traditional Limeade Recipe

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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
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.)