The Best Brazilian Limeade


Brazilian limeade is a crispy, creamy, refreshing drink that can be ready to enjoy in just a few short minutes.

Hi again!  It’s Amber from rick•a•bam•boo.  Today I am here to share one of my favorite drinks with you.

My husband loves to eat at Brazilian grills, because, you know, all you can eat meat.  I also love to go to Brazilian grills because I know that I will be getting the best Brazilian limeade.

I am addicted to lime.  And lemon.  And orange.  Anything citrus really.  But lime is my most favorite.  It comes as no surprise then that I love Brazilian limeades.

So when I saw the Brazilian Lemonade recipe from Our Best Bites I was super excited.  Sometimes it is known as Brazilian lemonade.  In Brazil limes are called limons.  So even though it is called a lemonade it is still made with limes.


The Best Brazilian Limeade
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 juicy limes
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 cup water, cold
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk (about ¼ a can)
Instructions
  1. Throughly wash the limes. Cut into eighths.
  2. Put the water and the limes in the blender. Pulse several times to pulverize the fruit. Strain into a pitcher. Rinse blender.
  3. Return lime juice and water to the blender. Add sugar and sweetened condensed milk. Blend for 15 seconds or until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Serve over ice.

 

If you haven’t had a Brazilian limeade before then you are in for a real treat.  It is one of our favorite drinks to make at our house.  Thor calls it “Lemon-lime Egg Nog”.  Personally I think that name sounds gross.  We will definitely not be letting him name the drinks any time soon.

This does not keep well, due to the lime zest, which will make the drink bitter as it sits.  However if you want to make it ahead of time it is recommended that you juice the limes instead of blending.  I have not tried it this way, because I am too impatient.  When I make it I am going to drink it right now.

If lime is your thing too, check out my other lime drinks.

Mint Limeade

Disneyland Copycat Mint Julep

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Comments

  1. Renata Nóbrega says:

    I’m Brazilian, I live in Rio de Janeiro and I never saw this lemonade here! When we use the lime peel we call swiss lemonade (water, sugar and lime), but not everyone likes it (it’s very bitter). The normal version is just squeezed lime, water and sugar.
    I’m dying to try this version!

    • Hi Renata! We have a brazilian restaurant here that serves this recipe of drink and it’s very popular. I hope you like it too!

    • Renata, if I’m not mistaken there’s also a little baking soda in swiss lemonade.

      But I’ve never seen this recipe in Brazil either… can’t wait to try it at home!

  2. Inês Petra says:

    Olá, eu sou Brasileira e ao contrário da Renata eu conheço e só tomo dessa limonada na minha casa.. Ela leva o nome de limonada suíça somente aqui no Brasil, ela na verdade é bem Brasileira e todo restaurante tem é só pedir. Debbie, para ela ficar melhor você tem que retirar a parte branca do meio do limão. abraços

    • Ines! I’m so glad that you let me know about this drink! My son lived in Brazil for two years and said it was great! Thanks so much for your kind comment!

  3. I love limeades and this one sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

    • Right?!? I can’t wait for some warmer weather and be drinking this outside on a warm sunny day! Thanks for stopping by Kim!

  4. I was born in Rio never seen Lemonade with condense milk but it sounds so good, and I will try it tomorrow Thanks for sharing.
    PS in Brazil they are called Limão and it can be ( lemons or lime they are both Limão ) :)

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