Drinks | December 5, 2019

Lime Slushie

This is possibly the easiest best crowd pleaser ever! Every time I make this lime slushie its devoured so quickly. Lemon-limey without being too tart, perfect sweetness and, of course, the best part, icee slushie-ness. It’s perfect for all holidays, parties, BBQ’s and get togethers. 
Lime slushie in punch bowl
WHAT IS A SLUSHIE?
A slushie is similar to flavored ice- and not just ice cubes, more like snow cone ice. In this drink it has a snow-cone  ice + carbonated drink paired with it.

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED TO MAKE THIS SLUSHIE?

  • frozen limeade concentrate
  • water
  • sugar
  • limes for garnish
  • bubble drink

WHY DO I NEED TO ADD ADDITIONAL SUGAR FOR THIS LIME SLUSHIE

Sugar is a key ingredient for making the slush become slush. The limeade sugar syrup will freeze differently without the sugar- not allowing you to break it up to become slush. Trust me. I’ve tried making this without the sugar and it just doesn’t work. 

HOW CAN I REDUCE THE SUGAR?

The original recipe calls for the slush to be combined with a lemon-lime soda. However, if you are looking for a less sweet drink try combing it with just sparkling water. I prefer it this way actually. It’s still plenty sweet without being overpowering-ly sweet.

HOW TO MAKE THE LIMEADE SLUSH

  1. In a large container add your water.
  2. Add sugar
  3. Add limeade
  4. and stir.

CAN I MAKE A SMALLER BATCH?

YES! I often will divide this up for smaller parties. It can easily be divided into 3rds. Use 1/4 cup limeade concentrate, 1 cup sugar and 3.5 cups of water.

FREEZING YOUR SLUSHIE

In a air tight container place your limeade syrup in the freezer. It needs to freeze 24-48 hours, depending on your container. If your syrup is not thick it can be closer to 24 hours. IF it is compact and thick it will take longer to freeze.
PROTIP: if you are in a hurry freeze in smaller containers for 24 hours.

THAWING YOUR SLUSHIE

Thaw your slushie for about 30-60 minutes. Use a fork to chop it up.
  1. Add your slishie mixture to a punch bowl.
  2. Start by putting in the frozen chopped up limeade mixtures.
  3. Then add your sparkling liquid.
Gently stir until combined.

HOW TO I SERVE LIME SLUSHIE

Serve the slushie in smaller cups. You can use lime wedges, mint or lemon wedges as garnish.

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Lime slushie in punch bowl
Lime Slushie
Prep Time
10 mins
Freeze
2 d
Total Time
10 mins
 

This is possibly the easiest crowd pleaser ever! 

Course: beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lime slushie
Servings: 30
Calories: 95 kcal
Author: Aubrey
Ingredients
  • 11 c. water
  • 3 c. sugar
  • ¾ c. limeade concentrate
  • 2 liters sparkling water
    or lemon lime soa
  • lemon or lime slices
Instructions
  1. In a 4-qt. freezer container, combine the water, sugar and limeade concentrate until sugar is dissolved; cover and freeze for about 48 hrs.
  2. If I need to freeze it faster, I portion the mixture into smaller containers.
  3. Plan for at least 24 hrs freezing.
  4. Remove from freezer an hour before serving.

  5. Chop mixture until slushy. Add sparkling beverage just before serving.

  6. Garnish with lime slices if desired.
Recipe Notes

CAN I MAKE A SMALLER BATCH? 

YES! I often will divide this up for smaller parties. It can easily be divided into 3rds. Use 1/4 cup limeade concentrate, 1 cup sugar and 3.5 cups of water. 
 
Nutrition Facts
Lime Slushie
Amount Per Serving (1 c)
Calories 95
% Daily Value*
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Sugar 24g27%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 5 stars
    I loved it with my whole heart. Thank you so much for this recipe. It warmed my kids little hearts. This recipe inspired me to be a better mom and wife to my family. It truly is a joy to have people like you, taking time to spread your amazing recipes. I appreciate you and your effort. You are such a joy to be on this earth. Hope you have an incredible 2020 you beautiful human. This recipe is perfect for a hot summer day. Thank for letting me share that with my community! You mean the absolute world to me. Ur a ROCK STAR. With love -Karen