I have a confession to make. Justin and I have got to qualify for the biggest “cheapo’s” on Earth! When our family goes out to eat we make the kids drink water. Don’t worry, we drink water too. I just can’t bring myself to pay over $2.00 for a soda or lemonade. Especially when I can buy almost a case of soda for the same price. As far as buying a flavored lemonade goes, this Creamy Strawberry Limeade will knock the socks off of any over priced restaurant one!
Don’t feel too bad about my kids missing out on soda and other fun drinks. They aren’t deprived. Since we bough a Vita Mix last year we have been making fun drinks every since. This Cream Strawberry Limeade is quick and easy to throw together. Even the kiddos can do it themselves. The only problem is that they use way too much sweetened condensed milk…if there is such a thing.
I often bring this to the boys in the summer when they are out working. Sitting on the front porch with my boys, sipping limeade is one of my favorite past times.
This year I decided this limeade would also make the perfect drink to go with my Valentines dinner. After all, it’s perfectly pink and cute.
Sipping this drink with my tenderloin steak (here’s a link for the perfect steak http://www.littledairyontheprairie.com/herbed-butter-tenderloin-steak/ ) will almost make me feel like I am in a restaurant. The only problem is that my house doesn’t come with a waitress. By the way, I would tip if someone wants to come wait on my family!
Whatever your summer days hold, or your Valentines plans…you should surely include this creamy, tangy and sweet limeade! Whatever you do, don’t pay buy it at a restaurant!! Parents must stick together as cheapo’s!
- 1½ c. frozen sliced strawberries
- 1 12 oz. can frozen limeade concentrate
- 16 oz. water
- 12 oz. lemon lime soda (or strawberry soda)
- 7 oz. sweetened condensed milk
- Strawberries and lime slices, optional for garnish
- Add all ingredients, except soda, to blender. Blend until smooth.
- Add soda and blend on low speed just until combined.
- Pour into glasses. If desired garnish with strawberries or limes. Serve immediately.