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Easy Homemade Limeade

This simple and delicious Limeade is made with just 2 ingredients (plus ice and water!) Refreshingly tart and sweet, this Limeade recipe is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day!
Course Beverage, Beverages
Cuisine American
Keyword limeade, limeade recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 247kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 1 cup lime juice use fresh limes
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons lime zest optional but adds even more lime flavor
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1 lime cut into slices or wedges
  • 4 fresh mint sprigs for garnish


Simple Syrup

  • Combine 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat and bring just to a simmer stirring frequently to dissolve sugar. Once sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and let cool. (I pop it in the freezer to cool quickly.) You will need 1 cup of simple syrup for this recipe.
    1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup water


  • Combine the lime juice, simple syrup, lime zest and cold water in a large pitcher. Stir to combine.
    1 cup simple syrup, 2 cups cold water, 1 to 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • Taste and add additional simple syrup if not sweet enough or more lime juice if too sweet.
  • Just before serving, stir in the ice cubes and the sliced lime or lime wedges. Pour into glasses and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a lime wedge or slice if desired.
    2 cups ice cubes, 1 lime, 4 fresh mint sprigs


Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 3mg