Refreshing Tropical Limeade

Quench your thirst with Refreshing Tropical Limeade, a perfect blend of tangy limes and sweet condensed milk, creating a delightful beverage that’s both refreshing and satisfying.

glass of limeade with a lime garnish on the rim of the glass


bowl of limes, jar of cream and jar of ice
  • 6 fresh limes: The star of the show, providing a fresh, citrusy tang.
  • 3 cups cold water: Helps to dilute and balance the acidity and sweetness.
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk: Adds a creamy texture and sweet contrast.
  • 2 cups ice


  • Dairy-Free Version: Use coconut milk or a dairy-free condensed milk alternative.
  • Sugar Alternative: If condensed milk isn’t available, use a simple syrup made from sugar and water.


  1. Prepare the Limes: Wash and chop the limes into quarters.
  2. Blend: Combine limes, water, and condensed milk in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. Strain: Strain the mixture to remove any solids.
  4. Serve: Pour the strained limeade over ice in glasses.
limes and water in blender
blender of blended limeade and strainer

Chef’s Tips

  • Lime Selection: Choose limes that are firm and heavy for their size, indicating juiciness.
  • Blending: Ensure you blend well to extract maximum flavor from the limes.
  • Sweetness Adjustment: If it’s too tart, add a bit more condensed milk, or if too sweet, a splash more water.

Storing and Serving

  • Storage: Keep the limeade in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
  • Serving: Always stir well before serving as the ingredients may separate when stored.


Can I make this limeade ahead of time?

Yes, prepare a day in advance and store in the fridge.

Is this limeade very sweet?

It has a balanced sweetness, but you can adjust to your liking.

Can I use regular milk instead of condensed milk?

Regular milk won’t provide the same sweetness and creaminess. A simple syrup is a better alternative.

How do I avoid bitterness?

Don’t over-blend the limes, as blending too long can release bitterness from the rind.

glass of limeade with a lime garnish on the rim of the glass

Make It Boozy

  1. Choosing the Right Alcohol: A light rum or vodka blends seamlessly with the limeade, enhancing the tropical vibe without overpowering the delicate lime flavors. Tequila is another great option for a margarita-like twist.
  2. Proportion Matters: Start with a ratio of about 1 ounce of alcohol per serving. You can always adjust according to taste, but it’s wise to begin conservatively to ensure the alcohol complements rather than dominates the drink.
  3. Mixing Method: To avoid diluting the flavors, mix the alcohol in at the end, just before serving. Stir well to ensure it’s evenly distributed.
  4. Serving Suggestions: Serve the boozy limeade in chilled glasses. Garnishing with a slice of lime or a sprig of mint can add a touch of elegance and freshness.
  5. Frozen Delight: For a frozen cocktail version, blend the ice with the limeade and alcohol. This creates a slushie-like consistency, perfect for hot days.

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Refreshing Tropical Limeade

Sea Salt Savorings
Quench your thirst with Refreshing Tropical Limeade, a perfect blend of tangy limes and sweet condensed milk, creating a delightful beverage that's both refreshing and satisfying.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 246 kcal


  • 6 fresh limes
  • 3 cups of cold water
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups ice


  • Wash the limes and chop them.
  • In a blender, add the chopped limes, water, and sweetened condensed milk. Blend for a few minutes, or until as smooth as possible.
  • Strain everything.
  • Pour over ice.


For optimal flavor, use fresh, ripe limes and blend thoroughly. Adjust sweetness by varying the condensed milk amount. To turn this into a boozy beverage, add 1 ounce of light rum or vodka per serving. Store any leftovers in the fridge and consume within 24 hours for best taste.


Calories: 246kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 6gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 103mgPotassium: 284mgSugar: 42gVitamin A: 204IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 221mgIron: 0.1mg

Nutrition values are estimates, for exact values consult a nutritionist.

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