Drinks | July 19, 2012

Limeade Slush

Limeade Slush

Last night my friends Mel and Jo put on a party for 60 ladies in our neighborhood. They served Southwest Salad with Cilantro Honey Lime Dressing,ChickenTaquitos, chips and salsa to go with the Mexican Fiesta theme.
We read Mexican sayings/quotes:
La suerte no es como la preƱez, que dura nueve meses
Luck is not like pregnancy which lasts for nine months
Um, ok.
Put flowers in our hair. Is this a Mexican tradition? We had a long conversation about this.
Broke a pinata, filled with (of course) Chicklets. Laughed and visited until the sun went down.
For dessert they made Mexican Wedding Cookies (Cooks Illustrated version) which were absolutely delicious. And a chocolate cinnamon chile cookie. Yum. To top it all off we had a refreshing lime slush.
Making slush is really simple. Throw all of the ingredients together, freeze, and a few hours later scoop it into cups and top with a little soda. You’re going to love this .
Limeade Slush

Limeade Slush

Author Jo Cash


  • 1-12 oz can of frozen limeade mixed up according to directions
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 8 cups water in addition to the water you will add to the limeade concentrate
  • Juice of 5 limes about 1/2 to 3/4 cup
  • 2 drops green food coloring
  • 10-12 oz cups about 30
  • 1- 2 litre bottle 7-Up


  1. The day before serving: Mix first 5 ingredients together in large container. Stir until all sugar is dissolved.
  2. Freeze overnight or until completely solid.
  3. Take mixture out of freezer about 1/2 hour before serving and set on counter to thaw slightly.
  4. When ready to serve, use a large serving spoon to scrape the frozen mixture into cups.
  5. Fill with frozen limeade to top of cup. Slowly pour in soda until cup is filled.

Recipe Notes

-A deep container works best for serving purposes (easier to scrape out frozen juice). A shallow pan (9x13) will freeze faster. You will need 2-3 9x13 pans.-I've also had this slush with diet grapefruit soda in place of the 7-UP.

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    1. Hi CB,
      I just corrected the recipe. The soda is not added to the mixture before freezing. That was probably confusing. now it states- mix the first five ingredients together. The soda is just for topping off the frozen mixture in the cup. Thanks!