15 Recipes That Start With a Can of Frozen Limeade
While plenty of people keep their freezers stocked with frozen lemonade, it pays to keep a few cans of frozen limeade on hand as well. With its unique citrusy flavor profile, frozen limeade lends itself to both frozen cocktails and non-alcoholic coolers, but it can also be used as a marinade, in pies, and more. Update your go-to summer drinks and desserts with this budget-friendly freezer staple (and break out of the lemonade rut) to discover a whole new world of limeade-inspired recipes.
Cherry Limeade Slush
Here's a soda-shop favorite in a homemade icy slush.
Minty Lime Frozen Mojito
These gorgeous lime mojitos call for Key lime-flavored rum, frozen limeade, and a sprinkling of fresh mint leaves.
Pair the sweetness of frozen watermelon cubes with the spicy bite of ginger ale and the tart flavor of limeade for this refreshing, icy sipper.
Grilled Wild Sockeye Salmon Northwest Style
The sockeye, also called red or blueback salmon, is among the smallest of the seven Pacific salmon species, but their succulent, bright-orange meat is prized above all others. In this recipe, the salmon marinates in a mixture of thawed limeade, olive oil, soy sauce, garlic, and rosemary before grilling for a delightfully citrusy, Asian-inspired entree that pairs well with brown rice and roasted asparagus.
This 4-ingredient frozen drink is festive, budget-friendly, and a true crowd pleaser. The recipe makes about 24 servings for less than $15, making it the perfect choice for your next party.
Ruby red grapefruit juice gives this margarita a blushing pink hue, and the more you add, the richer the color will be. Add frozen limeade concentrate for a refreshing punch of flavor, without all that squeezing. You can even make this recipe the day before your party. Just freeze until your guests arrive and then all you need to do is stir, serve, and enjoy!
Got an extra juicy and sweet cantaloupe from the grocery store, or even your own garden? Try cubing some of it and blend with ginger ale, frozen limeade, and fresh ginger for a delicious non-alcoholic sipper that is summery and sweet with just a hint of spice.
Easy Key Lime Pie
Quick and easy, you can make this Key Lime Pie recipe in minutes.
Drink to a Mexican-inspired evening with these tasty beer cocktails. Limeade concentrate and orange liqueur add bright flavor. If you like your margaritas bold, make the drink with dark beer. Serve in mason jars for added summer flair.
Celebrate under the stars with a ruby red pomegranate margarita. Usually, margaritas come with a salt rim, but this beauty shines with a sparkling sugar topping. It's the perfect complement to the tart frozen limeade concentrate and cranberry juice.
Slushy Watermelon Mojitos
The classic Cuban mojito cocktail is the inspiration for this ruby-hued watermelon version. Be sure to keep the limeade frozen so the beverage will be slushy.
Sweet and tart meet vodka in this refreshing holiday cocktail.
Pimm's Cup Slush
This fruity, slushy twist on the traditional Pimm's Cup cocktail is both relaxing and refreshing. Garnish with lime wheels and cucumber slices before serving.
Spiked Strawberry-Lime Ice-Cream Pie
An easy-to-make adult dessert, the crust for this frozen "strawberry-rita" is made with crushed pretzels, butter, and sugar. And the filling? It's a mix of strawberry ice cream, fresh strawberries, limeade concentrate, orange liqueur, and tequila.This pie will soften quickly due to the alcohol content, which lowers the freezing temperature of the ice cream.
This uber-summery cooler, featuring fresh watermelon chunks, frozen limeade, and fresh lime juice, can be made as-is for a kid-friendly sipper, or with vodka added for the adults in the group.