My love of strawberry limeade started a few decades ago with my first sip at a Sonic restaurant. After figuring out how to make lemonade a few years ago, I realized that I could switch out the lemons for limes and make limeade. And this strawberry limeade recipe is so quick and easy to make, it's faster than a trip to Sonic.
The first time I made this I used fresh squeezed lime juice. I need a cup. Yeah, that was some work. The next time I used bottled lime juice from the store. Less work, but I wasn't really thrilled with the added preservatives in it. This time I used lime essential oil. It's easier, faster, and because it's straight up lime oil, no added chemicals. It took a bit of fiddling to get the right amount in to get a real limey flavor, but now that I have that figured out, this is my go to!
Not all essential oils are edible. Due to lack of purity, 98% of essential oils sold should NOT be ingested. An edible essential oil will be labeled “therapeutic-grade” and have a “Supplement Facts” box on the label showing the nutritional value – do NOT use just any brand of essential oil for cooking/flavoring foods. Be sure to use pure oils from reliable sources, not synthetic scents or flavorings. I use Young Living Essential Oils, which can be used in cooking. Find out more about a super amazing deal on essential oils that I offer my readers!
If you need enough for a crowd, then double this recipe to make a pitcher. You do need to add water to dilute this or it's really sweet. Start with a few cups and increase the water until you reach a flavor you like.
If you like your lime in your coconut then make sure to check out these other amazing recipes from my favorite food bloggers – all using lime essential oils!
- Puree strawberries in a food processor or blender. Strain if you want to remove the seeds.
- In a pitcher combine simple syrup, lime oil and strawberries.
- Add water to dilute to your preferred taste (about 4-6 cups). Add more lime oil to taste.
- Chill or serve with lots of ice.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 983kcal Calories from fat 8|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 1g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||24%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
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