Monday, July 13, 2009

Big Mama Limeade

See my "new" vintage Big Mama drink dispenser? I got it for .25 at a sale on the way to the river along with the set of 3 scoops and the 1950 Sunbeam cookbook for a total of .75! Over the weekend at the river I decided to try a limeade recipe that I had found. I made the mistake of not trusting the recipe and added 3 too many limes and boy did we our lips pucker after the first sip! Lesson learned... trust the recipe and it will be perfect!

3 limes, quartered
1/3 c. sugar
4 tbsp. sweetened condensed milk
Place all ingredients in a blender or processer. Add 4 cups cold water and blend on high speed until limes are slightly chopped. Strain into a pitcher and then with the strainer still resting above the pitcher, slowly pour about 1 more cup of water through the strainer over the lime pieces to extract all the residual sugar and juice. Refreshing!


Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

That is a very, VERY well spent 75 cents!! Brava!

Did your quarter the whole lime, skin and all, to get some of the zest blended up in the limeade? This sounds pretty delish and I'd love to give it a whirl (literally! :-)

Thrifty Cottage Dreams said...

Thanks Laura! I did use the whole lime...fulla flavor ;o)

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