From Scratch Homemade Cherry Limeade Recipe with Fresh Fruit
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Homemade Cherry Limeade

Homemade Cherry Limeade - How to make cherry limeade at home with REAL cherries and limes. The recipe makes delicious summer drink made with NO food coloring or fake ingredients.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry drink, drink recipe, summer drink, summer picnic
Servings: 5
Calories: 123kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 limes approximately 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups cherries pitted
  • ice
  • additional water

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan combine sugar and 2 cups water. Heat to a boiling. Turn off and let cool to room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, blend pitted cherries in a blender until pureed smooth. SEE NOTES if you would like no pulp.
  • In a 2-qt pitcher combine syrup from step 1, lime juice, cherry puree, 3 cups of ice. Fill with water to the 2-quart line. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate until serving.

Notes

For an even finer drink, you can take an extra step to sieve. Pour cherry puree from blender through a fine sieve before adding to drink.

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 1.2% | Vitamin C: 27.1% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 3.1%