This whipped frozen limeade is a blast from the past--but much better for you! It's got the nostalgic taste of a lemon-lime slushie, and this time it's made with real lime juice and fresh, homemade syrup. Just a splash of dairy is enough to evoke the creaminess of vanilla soft serve mixed with the cool and tangy iced slush. Or use coconut milk creamer for a tropical twist. Source:, July 2020

Casey Barber


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  • Bring sugar and water to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Stir in lime zest and remove from heat. Cover and let steep for 1 hour, then strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve; discard the zest. (You'll have extra lime simple syrup; refrigerate for up to 1 week.)

  • Add 1/2 cup of the simple syrup, lime juice, half-and-half and ice to a blender. Blend until the ice is crushed and the mixture is slushy. Divide among 4 8-ounce glasses and serve immediately.


To make ahead: Refrigerate simple syrup (Step 1) in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

115 calories; 0.8 g total fat; 0.5 g saturated fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 6 mg sodium. 47 mg potassium; 28.2 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g fiber; 26 g sugar; 0.4 g protein; 42 IU vitamin a iu; 10 mg vitamin c; 3 mcg folate; 14 mg calcium; 4 mg magnesium; 25 g added sugar;