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Homemade Limeade Recipe

This Homemade Limeade recipe is easy to make and super refreshing! Perfect balance of sweet and tangy for your next drink!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 13 cups
Calories 99kcal
Author Lisa


  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 6-8 cups water divided
  • 2 cups lime juice *


  • Combine 1 ½ cups water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. (1 ½ cups sugar)
    1 ½ cups sugar, 6-8 cups water
  • Once dissolved refrigerate until cool. Then pour into a pitcher, stir in remaining water, and lime juice. (6-8 cups water, 10 juiced lemons or 2 cups lime juice)
    6-8 cups water, 2 cups lime juice *
  • Enjoy!


Lisa’s Tips
*This recipe works with both fresh lime juice and bottled lime juice. If using fresh limes, you will need ~16 for 2 cups.
* You can also use club soda in lieu of some of the water for a sparkling/fizzy limeade!


Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg