I don’t really classify this one as a challenge so much as a necessity. Frozen limeade concentrate, like you find in those little Minute Maid cans in the frozen section of the grocery store, doesn’t exist here, at least not that I’ve found.
One night not too long ago, some friends decided to make margaritas. I had seen a pin on Pinterest on how to make your own limeade concentrate, and figured this would be the perfect opportunity to give it a try.
Let me tell you, without a juicer, this was a pretty tough task. My hands and fingers were worn out after squeezing 14 limes to death. As one of my friends said, it’s a good thing I didn’t have a paper cut. The task would have been impossible.
After squeezing 14 limes, I had a double batch of lime juice ready to go. I made the simple syrup, mixed it all together and started freezing it. I couldn’t freeze it all at once, so poured some into a water bottle and stuck it in the fridge, to be frozen later.
The limeade concentrate made great margaritas, I’m pleased to say. I have several 6 oz increments in the freezer now for future use. Other than squeezing the limes, it was a simple enough task, although pretty much everything was a sticky mess afterwards.
Oh, and remember that water bottle in the fridge? Stephen drank out of it twice. Oops. (But, heehee!)