I live just about 45 minutes from Key Largo, but somehow I haven't been down to the Keys in ages. I was craving a slice of key lime pie the other day and picked up a bottle of Key Lime juice at the grocery store with every intention of making key lime tarts...then life got in the way! While I was too busy to actually make Key Lime tarts, I wasn't too busy to make Angeline and I this quick and easy Key Limeade slush, only I added in a few cups of frozen strawberries in the fridge to sweeten them up for Angeline.
Funny enough, after I made this Key Limeade Slush using this bottled key lime juice, I remembered that our neighbors have a lime tree. And it hangs directly over our yard.
Possession is 9/10 of the law, right?
What a shame that they're not ripe yet!
You can also make this Key Limeade Slush recipe even easier by buying a jug of lemonade or limeade and just adding the strawberries and ice in a blender!
Strawberry Key Limeade Slush Recipe
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cup key lime juice (freshly squeezed or not, it's up to you!
2 cups frozen strawberries
1 cup ice
(if using fresh strawberries, add two additional cups of ice)
In a saucepan, bring water to a boil and add sugar, and remove from heat. Stir until it's melted and set in the refrigerator to cool.
In a blender (or a smoothie maker, if that's how you roll), blend the strawberries, ice and key lime juice until completely blended. Once the water and sugar is completely cooled, at it to the blended and blend thoroughly.
Garnish with fresh strawberries and a slice of key lime!