Fresh Strawberry Limeade Slush

Spring is definitely in the air here in Kansas, so when I saw these limes for only $.99 I knew that I could put them to good use.

Whether my list is long or short, I always make time to browse the produce aisles of the grocery store for the orange and yellow Manager’s Special stickers.  Doing this allows me to stretch my grocery budget and to experiment with foods I don’t usually purchase (like limes).  Some of my favorite buys are 3 lb. bags of apples for $1.99, bananas for $.39/lb, gallons of milk for $1.99, and fresh mushrooms for $1.69/lb.


Here’s how we turned our bag-o-cheap-limes into a refreshing weekend treat.


Tip:  Roll and squish the room-temperature limes before cutting for maximum juice output.

Fresh Strawberry Limeade Slush

  • juice from three limes
  • 1/3 c. sugar syrup (heat 1/2 c. sugar and 1/4 c. water until sugar is dissolved)
  • 3 c. frozen strawberries
  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • ice

Squeeze the juice from three limes into a blender.  Add sugar syrup, strawberries, and water.  Blend until smooth.  Add ice.  Blend to desired slushy consistency, adding more ice and/or water as needed.


Not that we’ll tire of slushes around here, but my use of fresh limes is otherwise limited.  Have any ideas or recipes for me?

 

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Comments

  1. That looks so good and refreshing. And it would be perfect to make with little hands that like to squeeze things! :)

  2. Hi Amy!

    Your recipe sounds like it would be a sure hit with the kids! I’m going to use real maple syrup instead of sugar water and see how it turns out. I often replace maple syrup for other sugars with great results. (For a more natural sweetener with a few more nutrients than regular sugar – although too much is still not good for us…darn it!)

    Thanks, Kelly

  3. Great how to, Amy! I like the point about rolling the limes. A lot of people don’t know you’re supposed to roll backed potatoes like that too.

    What a wonderful find on the sale produce. I’m so jealous of you living in
    Kansas right now, where your stores have a access to fresh produce. Our stuff gets trucked up, and it’s a LONG road to Alaska! lol

    Congratulations on hosting KTT :)

    Danelle Ice from Homemaker Barbi

  4. This looks perfect for the beautiful weather we’ve been having. I don’t know many recipes that include limes.

    It did make me think about a lemonade that I make and I throw rasberries in it. I don’t know how a few slices of lime would do in lemonade. Might be good!

    ~Kim

  5. Those slushies sound so yummy with dinner off the grill. I’m definitely filing this one away for summer time!

    Thanks!
    Blossoming Skillet

  6. That looks pretty good. I think we’ll try it!

    Rosie

  7. Thank you for this great tip! I love picking up limes and lemons on managers special. I usually squeeze and freeze the juice to use as needed in pies or muffins. I did a post a couple weeks ago about how to freeze them:
    http://adventuresinfrugalworld.blogspot.com/2009/02/kitchen-tip-tuesday-freezing-lemon-lime.html

  8. Danielle says:

    That looks sooooooooo good!! And so easy to make. thanks for sharing it!

    Question tho… fresh strawberries are out now, would it be the same ratio? frozen strawberries to fresh? I ask because generally frozen strawberries are packed in juice. Or would you just recommend using frozen?

  9. I make a Hot & Sour Peanut Noodle recipe that uses fresh lime. Huge favorite around here! And excellent for during Lent since it’s super frugal and meatless. Let me know if you’d like the recipe. :)

    Your slushes look fabulous! I absolutely adore the flavor of lime!

  10. This sounds scrumptious! My kids would love it! :D

  11. That looks delicious! Makes me want to go buy some limes.

  12. Mmmmm–sounds delish. What a great way to get the kids helping in the kitchen. I rarely find good produce buys, but I love it when I do!

    My sister in law makes a Lime Pie out of fresh limes–what about that?

  13. What a neat twist to add limes, sounds really delish!
    Toni

  14. Limes are good for homemade salsa (just add diced tomatoes, onions, and cilantro). Also Guacamole… Also, you could just freeze the juice in ice cube trays for future use.

  15. Those look positively yummy. We had spring (or was it summer?) here the past few days in Virginia, but it’s back to cooler weather today. Anyhow, that is great use for limes and I think I will try them this summer. There is a place in Richmond that makes great lime slushies – but so much cheaper to make them at home! Thanks for the idea.

  16. I serve limes every night with our dinner for vit.C. Everyone gets a lime wedge on their plate. They can sqeeze it in their drink or over their food, or they can just eat it. Limes are cheap, and this has greatly reduced sicknes at our house:)

  17. This looks so refreshing – perfect for spring!

  18. Oh, yum!
    I like to put lime juice in stroganoff (especially venison), or on any Mexican foods.

    One time, we were out of lemon juice, so we made a lime meringue pie, instead of lemon. It was really fun! (This is great if you find eggs on sale, as well.)

    Blessings,
    Michele :)

  19. Oh man! I totally passed up the reduced limes at the grocery store yesterday! I just didn’t know what to do with them. :-) Guess I’ll pick them up next time, that sounds yummy!

  20. That drink sounds refreshing! I’ll have to try it next time I find a good deal on fresh limes.

  21. Love the slush idea! I will have to give that a try when it gets a little warmer around here! Thanks for hosting Kitchen Tip Tuesdays. Your blog just gets better and better :)

  22. I have a recipe for you! It’s a family favorite here, and makes really tender chicken. In fact, even the leftovers taste good. Other than the proportion of lime juice to olive oil, I don’t measure the rest of the ingredients. You know how much garlic, etc, your family can take, LOL!

    Grilled Lime Chicken

    8 Chicken cutlets
    1/2 Cup lime juice
    1/3 Cup olive oil

    Garlic powder, onion powder, dillweed and pepper to taste. You can use fresh herbs, too, of course!

    Dump it in a bowl or a plastic bag and let it sit a few hours. I like to make it up in the morning or the day before–the acid in the lime juice makes the most tender chicken ever.

    Grill on the barbecue until done, and enjoy!

  23. mmm….that looks so good! I love anything with lime. I don’t think even even here in CA (where limes grow) that I’ve seen a bag of them for .99!

    I’m on the hunt for more blogs that exhibit attributes of Proverbs 31. I’d love to have you stop by and link back to your blog as part of “Ruby Tuesdays” (works perfectly with your “Kitchen Tips Tuesdays” too). I’ve also got a giveaway going to help get things started.

    I hope you’ll stop by and check it out.
    http://refreshmoments.com/2009/03/introducing-ruby-tuesdays.html

  24. That’s a great tip out of your kitchen:-)

  25. This recipe sounds absolutely delicious. It really does. I have a blender collecting dust and I think I am going to make this as a treat for my family. Thank you so much for the recipe.

  26. Thanks for the recipe! Check my page too, I have a recipe for Recipe tuesday and tips for tip tuesday!

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