Lime Slush for March–Irish or Not

Blending the slush ingredients.

Blending the slush ingredients.

It was a nostalgic day on Sunday.  Both of our children and their spouses were having dinner with us to celebrate my birthday.  For fun I made the base for Lime Slush from our Farm Grove Cookbook – Recipes from a Heartland Home and Restaurant.  I got a kick out of seeing Dirk and Kelly blending slushes for the family again.  We made hundreds in our restaurant days; Dirk was especially good at getting just the right creamy consistency.

Lime Slush is also a great way to celebrate the luck of the Irish in March.  My husband is Irish on his mother’s side.


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 pkg. Lemon-Lime Kool-Aid
  • 1 [12 oz.] can frozen limeade
  • ice cubes
  • gingerale
  1. Combine water and sugar in a medium sauce pan.  Heat to boiling; boil 3 minutes stirring to dissolve sugar.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in Kool-Aid and frozen Limeade. Place lime mix in a freezer container and freeze until firm.  The slush base will remain spoon-able.
  3. To blend slush:  Place two ice cream scoops of slush mix in a blender.  Add 6-8 ice cubes and 1/2 to 1 cup gingerale.  Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into a tall soda glass with straw and garnish with lime wedges and a maraschino cherry. 
Kelly pouring the slush.

Kelly pouring the slush.

Dirk is slicing his home-grown lime for the garnish.

Dirk is slicing his home-grown lime for the garnish.

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I am enjoying my luscious tangy treat!  It was a sweet reminder of working together in our family-owned restaurant The Farm Grove Restaurant.  I am working on a revised, 2nd edition of our cookbook will be available on Amazon next month!



About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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