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Wondering how to make limeade at home? Here's an easy recipe for homemade limeade: prepared with lime juice and zest, it's even more delicious adding vanilla.

12 January, 2017
Average: 1.6 (10 votes)

Dietary Consideration

serves for


total time

12 HR 30 MIN


Lime juice
150 ml
Lime zest
2 tbsp grated
100 g
Vanilla extract
1 pod, cut in half lengthways
2 unwaxed, sliced


  • To prepare homemade limeade first place the lime juice and zest in a bowl.
  • Add 500 ml water and leave to steep overnight.
  • Place the sugar and the vanilla pod in a pot with 120 ml water and bring to the boil.
  • Simmer for 5 min and leave to cool slightly.
  • Sieve the lime juice, add the syrup and mix well.
  • Transfer to a bottle and chill.
  • Serve the homemade limeade in glasses with ice cubes and lime slices.

Note: The same homemade limeade recipe can be used to make lemonade. Simply replace the limes with lemons.

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