Easy Diet Limeade Slushy

Updated on July 3, 2020
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Diet Limeade Slushy
Diet Limeade Slushy | Source

Refreshing Limeade Slushy for a Hot Day

Diet Limeade is my favorite drink from Sonic or Chick-fil-A, so I've come up with two home versions—one made with fresh lime juice and the other with frozen limeade. These both taste great, almost like a limeade slushy, and they're perfect for the hot summer days we get here in Texas. I love to top it with fresh lime zest and maybe a maraschino cherry.

Top it with fresh lime zest
Top it with fresh lime zest | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 1 gallon (16 servings of 8 ounces each)

Ingredients

  • 1 can frozen limeade
  • 1 liter diet limeade soda
  • 6 cups crushed ice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest (optional)
  • 16 marachino cherries (optional)

Instructions

  1. Put the crushed ice in a blender. Add the frozen limeade and 3 cups water. Blend until well mixed. Pour mixture into a pitcher.
  2. Add diet limeade soda. Pour into drink glasses. Top with lime zest and add a maraschino cherry if desired.

Great Customizable Party Beverage

See photo directions for my No-Calorie Limeade made with fresh limes. For a party, I don't always have time to squeeze limes, so I use bottled juice or frozen limeade. Since some of my friends don't like artificial sweeteners, I made the recipe for the party drink so that you can make the drink with diet or regular soda. You can pour the slushy mixture into individual cups and then pour on whichever soda someone wants. This easy recipe is my go-to party beverage. It is inexpensive, unique, and has lots of variations. I love to put in a maraschino cherry. Try it using other frozen juices like strawberry, berry, or lemonade, too!

No-Calorie Fresh Diet Limeade

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Put 3 cups crushed ice in blender and add 1/2 cup of no-calorie sweetener.  I like Stevia.Juice and zest 1 lime. Add the lime juice into the blender with the ice and no-calorie sweetener. Blend until all of the ice is crushed.
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Put 3 cups crushed ice in blender and add 1/2 cup of no-calorie sweetener.  I like Stevia.
Put 3 cups crushed ice in blender and add 1/2 cup of no-calorie sweetener. I like Stevia. | Source
Juice and zest 1 lime. Add the lime juice into the blender with the ice and no-calorie sweetener. Blend until all of the ice is crushed.
Juice and zest 1 lime. Add the lime juice into the blender with the ice and no-calorie sweetener. Blend until all of the ice is crushed. | Source

Low-Calorie Diet Limeade

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 8 0z
Calories 40
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 3 g1%
Sugar 3 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Other Diet Drinks

Of course, after I'd had some success with my diet limeade, I had to come up with some variations. Lemons and oranges also make great drinks and just like with the limeade, you can use frozen juice if you don't have any fresh. I grow mint in my garden and found that if you put some fresh mint into the pitcher for a while before serving, it adds a subtle and refreshing flavor. When we visited China, we had some wonderful flower teas, which made me realize that I had edible flowers in my garden that I could use to decorate drinks too: violas, pansies, roses, and chamomile. Of course, following my favorite Sonic drink, I like adding some maraschino cherries, too!

Another idea I had from a friend is to have mint, cherries, citrus slices, and flowers as options for people to add to their glasses. Then offer several pitchers with an assortment of drinks like diet limeade, tea, and water. Easy and elegant!

More Diet Drink Ideas!

Drink
Add/Substitute
Garnish
Mint Limeade
Fresh mint in or gl
Mint leaves
Flower Limeade
Cut limes
Edible flowers like pansies or camomille
Cherry Limeade
1 TB maraschino cherry juice
Maraschino cherries
Diet Lemonade
Substitute juice from lemons
Lemon slices
Diet Orangeade
Substitute fresh orange juice
Orange slices
Orange Foam
Substitute fresh orange juice and add 1/4 tsp. cream of tarter before blending
Orange zest

Fresh Limeade Made With Sugar

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    • ocfireflies profile image

      ocfireflies 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Wishing I had all the ingredients so that I could make one of these refreshing drinks right now! Congratulations on receiving Hug of the Day. I will be checking out more of your hubs.

      Blessings,

      ocfireflies aka Kim

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      Michael Vo 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe, Mrs. Kearney, I'm going to try this once whenever I have limes!

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      Rachel 

      7 years ago from Waco, TX

      This is so great. I love limeade, and diet limeade is even better!!

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 

      7 years ago from Wales

      Great share and very refreshing indeed.

      Eddy,

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      Maddie Ruud 

      7 years ago from Oakland, CA

      Mmmm, sounds refreshing!

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      Debbie Carey 

      7 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA

      I LOVE limeades as well!! I will try this out! Thanks for sharing!

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