Love Brazilian Lemonade, but why isn’t it called Limeade since it doesn’t have a single lemon in it?! Anyway, whatever it’s called, I like it. My kids recently had a lemonade stand and I decided to whip this up as an option…mostly just as an excuse to make it so I could drink it. So, the pictures are unglamorously served outside in a plastic cup, but the result was deliciously smooth and lime-y.
Brazilian Lemonade from Our Best Bites
4 juicy limes (pick out ones with thin skins – they have more juice & are less bitter)
1 c. sugar
6 c. cold water
6 T. sweetened condensed milk
- Mix cold water & sugar very well and chill till ready to use. This step can be done ahead of time.
- Wash limed thoroughly with soap (dish-washing or hand soap); this removes wax and pesticide since you’ll be using the whole lime. Cut the ends off the limes and then cut each lime into 8ths.
- Place 1/2 the limes in the blender. Add 1/2 the sugar water. Place the lid firmly on the blender and pulse five times.
- Place a fine-mesh strainer over the serving pitcher and pour the blended mixture through the strainer into the pitcher. Use a spoon to press the rest of the liquid into the pitcher. Dump the leftover pulp into the trash. Repeat with remaining limes and sugar water.
- Add sweetened condensed milk. Taste it; add more sugar and/or milk if needed.
- Serve immediately over lots of ice.
Notes: I discovered my blender lid has holes in it when I made this recipe…my kids were laughing because I ended up with sugar water and lime pulp all over myself and the kitchen. The next time I put a towel over the lid. Just your friendly reminder to make sure your blender is nice & secure! Also, this recipe doesn’t keep well, so drink up!
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