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From the Kitchen: Roasted Strawberry Limeade

June 13, 2012

After hosting a Cinco de Mayo potluck a few weeks back, we were left with an overwhelming amount of limes that multiple guests brought to share not knowing that others would bring them as well. So what does one do when life gives you limes? You guessed it, make limeade, of course!! I had never made fresh limeade before and really only had it just a handful of times so it was surprising to find that I absolutely LOVED it and I’ve been making fresh batches weekly ever since. Last weekend, after making the Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Muffins from Monday’s post, I was inspired to use roasted strawberries to flavor a bunch of limes that were hanging out in the fridge. Roasting strawberries intensifies their flavor and adds a fruity sweetness to the tart lime juice. Add a splash of sparkling water for a fizzy summer refreshment or a shot vodka…because,well, why not? However you have it, it will be loved, I’m sure. xoxo!

Roasted Strawberry Limeade
Makes 8 servings
Ingredients
1 pint strawberries, sliced and hulled
1/2 cup sugar (for roasting strawberries)
1 1/2 cups lime juice
8 cups water
Sugar or sweetener (for sweetening limeade)
Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Toss the sliced strawberries with the sugar and place them on a lined baking sheet in one even layer. Roast them for about 10-15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.

2. Place the cooled strawberries in a blender and puree until smooth.

3. Pour the strawberry puree into a pitcher and mix in lime juice and water. Sweeten to your liking. Enjoy!

Tip: Use sparkling water for a little fizzy lift!

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23 Comments leave one →
  1. June 13, 2012 12:02 am

    Reblogged this on claratheginger and commented:
    gotta’ love this!

  2. mommahag permalink
    June 13, 2012 12:05 am

    Wow, that looks great! I have a bunch of extra strawberries from the farmers market & now know what to do with them :)

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      June 14, 2012 10:29 pm

      Yay! Glad I could help! :)

  3. June 13, 2012 5:18 am

    Yum! making these tonight!!

  4. June 13, 2012 5:57 am

    it is five o’clock somewhere in the world

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      June 14, 2012 10:30 pm

      It sure is!!

  5. June 13, 2012 6:41 am

    Reblogged this on Bag Lady Boutique.

  6. June 13, 2012 10:37 am

    Easy and looks refreshing, bet tequila would be a good addition also! :)

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      June 14, 2012 10:30 pm

      Oh, yes! Let’s not forget tequila :)

  7. June 13, 2012 3:22 pm

    This looks great! It’s my birthday on Saturday, and I’m having a picnic, so this would be perfect. I’m definitely making this!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      June 14, 2012 10:31 pm

      Well, happy birthday!!! I actually had a picnic brunch for my b-day this year!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

  8. June 14, 2012 7:24 am

    I bet the smell of roasting strawberries would be divine!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      June 14, 2012 10:32 pm

      Yes! It’s absolutely divine! I certainly was not complaining :)

  9. June 14, 2012 12:30 pm

    This looks incredible! We’re thinking about adding a little bubbly to it . . .

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      June 14, 2012 10:33 pm

      Mmmmm! That sounds great! I’d love to know how that turns out.

  10. beckscostello permalink
    June 17, 2012 8:11 am

    Cannot wait to try this

  11. underpr3ssure permalink
    June 18, 2012 10:20 pm

    Reblogged this on underpr3ssure.

  12. Christy permalink
    September 7, 2012 10:51 pm

    Reblogged this on Mind Reader with All the Answers and commented:
    yum!

  13. May 5, 2014 12:11 pm

    Reblogged this on Pinterest: Pass or Fail and commented:
    It’s five o’ clock somewhere!

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