Homemade Frozen Limeade (Limonada Frozen)

Limonada frozen - frozen limeade
Marian Blazes
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
388 Calories
1g Fat
100g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 388
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 100g 36%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 83g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 146mg 731%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 735mg 16%
*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

  • 1 pinch salt, optional

  • 1/2 cup key lime juice, from about 8 small key limes

  • 6 cups crushed ice

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.