Sunday, February 26, 2012
Today I decided to share a quick little recipe I created to satisfy my sweet tooth. I don't think it will get me a guest invite on Rachael Ray or anything, but it is pretty tasty.
Here in the South we looove our Sonic Drive-Ins and we love the Limeades they sell. If you're not familiar with what a Limeade is - it's essentially a lemon-lime soda with freshly squeezed lime added. Of course, it gets even better if you have a flavor added, such as Strawberry or Cherry.
Since it is not always convenient to run to the Sonic, I decided to try my hand at creating a recipe to make at home. It is really too simple to even call a recipe, but I think the results are satisfying and the ingredients easy to find. (No special syrups to order, etc.)
12 oz. Lemon Lime Soda, room temp. or only slightly chilled.
1 Popsicle in your choice of flavor.
Cut the lime into wedges and squeeze all but one wedge into your glass. Drop these squeezed limes into your glass as well. Also, cut the popsicle into pieces and add only 1/2 to the glass. Fill the remainder of the glass with the lemon-lime soda, leaving a little room at the top. Gently stir until the popsicle is mostly melted. Top off with the remaining popsicle pieces and garnish with the remaining lime wedge. If you have cherries, strawberries, or other fruit to add - all the better!
The red cherry cubes made a lovely and elegant drink for our Valentines Day dinner.
This would be really fun at a kids' party using different colors of popsicles, or how festive to use green popsicles for the upcoming St. Patties day? Also, you could opt for sugar-free soda and sugar-free popsicles to make a pretty yummy treat with very few calories. Finally, the cost per limeade is about 40 cents.
I hope you will try this and let me know what you think. I wonder if Bomb Pops would work for Independence Day.............hmmm.....
Thanks for stopping by,