June 25, 2010

Brazilian “lemonade”

brazilian limeade

We are enjoying this tasty beverage in our sunny backyard right now. Not only is it refreshing, but it’s super simple to make. No juicer is necessary. All you need is a blender! This limeade… has such a pretty color, huh? Opaque and slightly green…like lime colored milk glass. It also reminds me how much I love limes! It was the sweetened condensed milk that intrigued me to try this recipe in the first place! Any excuse to open up a can of that stuff and I’m soo ready! The slight bitterness of the zesty limes and the sugar in the ‘ade will compliment some gin nicely! Second round, prepare to get boozed!

Happy Friday to us!

Only 4 ingredients! Limes, water, sweetened condensed milk & sugar.

what's involved

You chop up limes and put them in a blender with water. Add your sugar.

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Dip a few tablespoons into the sweetened condensed milk. Oh? Did you spill some? Let me take care of that for you!

i could eat this whole can!

Drizzle it in!

sweetened condensed milk

Blend it up!

post blending

And strain the mixture into your pitcher. Add water on top of the pulp to get the rest of the sugar rinsed off the rinds.


Add a few ice cubes, a slice of lime & a straw! Now let’s drink some.


Outside. You and me.

Brazilian Lemonade

(recipe Sunset Magazine)

  • 3 limes, quartered
  • 1/3  cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

Place all the ingredients in a blender. Add 4 cups cold water and blend on high speed until limes are slightly chopped. Strain into a pitcher and then, with the strainer still resting above the pitcher, slowly pour about 1 more cup water (depending on how sweet you want the drink) through the strainer over the lime pieces to extract all the residual sugar and juice.

I ended up adding a little more sugar at the end because the rinds made it a tad on the bitter side. Thank you, sugar.

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