Bodo is loving this warm, sunny weather, and I am too! This is the time of year when I can open my windows and let the fresh air in. Happy weather really makes everything enjoyable…errands, yard work, even walking into my office from the parking lot. It’s nice to find joy in the little things, right?
Well, this Creamy Limeade is the perfect match for a sunny day! Tart, sweet, vibrant, and refreshing, this drink will add something special to your warm-weather adventures. Even though it’s creamy, it’s not heavy at all! It has just a touch of creaminess which adds a rich element, but it’s still fresh and light. I like how this drink doesn’t weigh you down. Spring and summer are my most on-the-go times of the year, so I don’t want anything holding me back!
Let me give you a little tip that I learned the hard way when making this recipe. I thought I was going to be cute, so I put some sliced limes in the pitcher as decoration. I was really proud of myself for making such an adorable presentation for my husband (WonderWife for the win!), but the harsh reality of what I’d done quickly set in. We didn’t finish the pitcher same-day, so I left it in the fridge overnight…with the lime slices in there. Spoiler alert: limes make things sour! The drink took on a lot of bitterness from the lime peels the next day. It was still good (we drank every last drop), but I would recommend removing the lime slices if you don’t drink the entire pitcher within a few hours.
Enjoy this outside on a warm day and let the sunshine wash over you!
- 3 cups water
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 limes, thoroughly washed
- 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
- Combine water and sugar and mix until dissolved.
- Cut the limes into quarters.
- Place one lime and half of the sugar water in a blender and pulse a few times until the lime is broken down.
- Pour the lime mixture through a strainer to remove any solid pieces of the lime and repeat with the other lime and remaining sugar water.
- Add the sweetened condensed milk to the limeade and stir until fully combined.
From My Mom Taught Me To Play With My Food.