Homemade Frozen Limeade (Limonada Frozen)

Limonada Frozen - Frozen Limeade
Marian Blazes
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
811 Calories
5g Fat
181g Carbs
24g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 811
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 81mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 181g 66%
Dietary Fiber 20g 70%
Protein 24g
Calcium 76mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Although this drink is called a "limonada frozen" in Spanglish, it is actually a frozen limeade drink. It is very tart and refreshing.

The addition of some passion fruit pulp or passion fruit juice is delicious mixed into this drink. An excellent alcoholic version of the limonada frozen is the frozen pisco sour, which is made with Peruvian pisco brandy.

In some parts of Latin America, limes are grouped into the category of tart citrus fruits known as limones (lee-mone-ayes), since lemons are not widely available. South American limes are smaller, juicier and more tart than the larger Persian limes that are often sold in the US. Look for small limes with thinner skins (often imported from Mexico) or key limes for making this recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Pinch of salt (optional)
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice (from about 8 small key limes)
  • 6 cups of crushed iced

Steps to Make It

  1. Place limes in the microwave for 20 seconds on low power (or until they are just warm, not hot to the touch)  then roll them around a few times on the counter, while pressing down with the palm of your hand.  

  2. Bring the water and sugar (and salt if using) to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool.

  3. Mix the sugar water, lime juice, and ice in a blender, and blend until well mixed and slushy. Serve immediately in tall glasses.