Sweet, tart, with a delicate taste of vanilla. What takes it over the top is that it’s packed with Sweet, tart, with a delicate taste of vanilla. What takes it over the top is that it’s packed with antioxidants and a unique texture that only dragon fruit can produce. This is a limeade that you’ll be happy to serve and enjoy. If you’re keto, this limeade is the one for you! You can enjoy it virgin or mixed with a shot of gin.
Keto-Friendly Glimmering Vanilla Dragon Fruit Limeade
Spring has sprung, and that means that soon enough, we will be enjoying backyard brunches, picnics, and BBQs, or maybe just relaxing on the patio after a long day.
There is nothing like enjoying a guilt-free drink to celebrate the end of a long winter. If you’re doing the keto diet or are looking to cut back on sugars, this drink is made with Torani Puremade Zero Sugar Vanilla Syrup.
It’s made from sweeteners that are natural and contain zero calories.
Personally, I am always trying to eliminate drinking my calories, and I try to enjoy things that not only taste good but have some kind of benefit.
This drink is packed with nutrients, literally SPARKLES, and is super simple to make. So, keep reading for step-by-step instructions to make this delicious drink.
1. Add Ice
Using a 14.4 oz. glass or a tall glass of your choice, add 1/2 cup of ice. I used tiny mini ice cubes for this drink.
2. Add Cubed Dragon Fruit and Lime Slices
Place 3 tablespoons of the cubed white dragon fruit over the ice, then add the lime slices into the cup. I used about 3 slices but, it’s up to you how many you’d like to use.
3. Add Lime Juice and Gin
Here’s where you can decide if you want to make it a mocktail or cocktail. If you prefer the latter, just add 1 oz of keto-friendly gin.
Pour 3 tablespoons of lime juice and 2 tablespoons of the Torani Puremade Zero Sugar Vanilla Syrup. This will add sweetness and cut a little bit of the sourness.
What is great about Torani syrups is that they mix well.
They’re crafted to bring out the best in your drinks so that you can make something your own in a delicious way. Plus, one flavor can create endless recipes.
4. Add Torani Puremade Zero Sugar Vanilla Syrup
Add two tablespoons of the Torani Puremade Zero Sugar Vanilla Syrup. You may think that vanilla doesn’t go with limes, but, it totally does.
It gives it a delicate and familiar flavor. We’ve all had lemon pound cake or lemon bars before, and it works, right?
4. Turn It Into Limeade
Pour 1 cup of water (or more if needed) and top off the glass. Just leave a little room to stir the drink to see it glimmer!
5. Add the Glitter
Now comes the fun part. Sprinkle in about 1/2 teaspoon of the edible glitter. We used white silver. Then using a stirring spoon, stir until completely mixed. Sit back and watch the glitter make the limeade glimmer!
6. Garnish and Enjoy
Use a slice of lime and a wedge of dragon fruit to garnish, add a straw, and enjoy.
Why Dragon Fruit aka Pitaya?
It is rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C and can boost your immune system. Plus, it has a unique texture.
If you haven’t had it, it’s lightly sweet and has the texture of a mixture of papaya, pear, and ripe kiwi.
Can I Use Frozen?
If you can’t find fresh dragon fruit, you can use frozen too. So, use what you have available to you in your area.
Can I Use Lemons Instead?
Absolutely! Traditionally, we use lemons for this drink, but, I prefer the taste of limes. So use what you have available or what you prefer.
The limeade is quite simple, just water and lime juice.
Lime juice is also high in Vitamin C and antioxidants. Paired with the Torani Puremade Zero Sugar Vanilla Syrup, no artificial sweeteners, no artificial preservatives, and no GMOs—you’re winning!
How Does it Glimmer?
So, to make it shine, I added some edible glitter, and it immediately brings up the wow factor of this drink.
When I was making this drink, it needed a little something extra! Especially after a long and cold winter, I wanted it to dazzle.
The best part is that when you serve it with a straw, you can keep stirring to see the galaxy of sparkles.
Sweet, tart, with a delicate taste of vanilla. What takes it over the top is that it's packed with antioxidants and a unique texture that only dragon fruit can produce. This is a limeade that you'll be happy to serve and enjoy. If you're keto, this limeade is the one for you! You can enjoy it virgin or mixed with a shot of gin.
- 1/2 cup ice
- 3 tablespoons white dragon fruit, cubed
- 3 to 4 slices of lime
- 1 oz gin (optional)
- 3 tablespoons of lime juice
- 2 tablespoons of Torani Puremade Zero Sugar Vanilla Syrup
- 1 cup of water or enough to top up
- 1/2 teaspoon of white edible glitter
- Dragon fruit piece and lime slice for garnish
- Add ice to your cup.
- Spoon in 3 tablespoons of cubed white dragon fruit and place lime slices on top. You can try to place them on the sides but, it's not important.
- Add 1 oz of gin. If you want to enjoy this drink as a mocktail, you can skip this step.
- Add 3 tablespoons of lime juice and 2 tablespoons of the Torani Puremade Zero Sugar Vanilla Syrup.
- Finish with white edible glitter and stir until combined.
- Add garnish and enjoy!
This drink is so refreshing and great for everyone in the family. If you do not want to make this a cocktail, just omit the gin. To see more glitter you can use a different color of glitter. If you prefer, you can switch out the limes for lemons and enjoy a more traditional lemonade.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gSugar Alcohols: 8gProtein: 0g
Grab Your Torani
I love Torani because it’s easy to use— you can add a spoonful to your coffee, cocoa, latte, or whenever you’re craving a treat without the guilt.
So invite your friends over, and start mixing up this drink that is bound to be a hit!
Find Torani Syrups online at http://www.torani.com. The possibilities are truly endless!
Are you ready to start mixing up your very own guilt-free glimmering drinks?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. They all share her insatiable wanderlust, enjoyment of good food, and sharing their adventures with the world. Nancy is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.