Brazilian Limeade

Brazilian Limeade 2

Brazilian Limeade

4 juicy limes (try and find ones with thin, smooth skins)
1 c. sugar
6 c. cold water
6 Tbsp. sweetened condensed milk

Mix cold water and sugar very well and chill until ready to use.

Wash limes thoroughly with soap (I just use hand-dishwashing soap or regular hand soap); you need the soap to get the wax and pesticides off of the limes because you’re using the WHOLE lime, baby. Cut the ends off the limes and then cut each lime into 8ths.

Place 1/2 of the limes in your blender.

Add 1/2 of the sugar water, place the lid on your blender, and pulse 5 times. Place a fine-mesh strainer over a pitcher (the one you’ll serve the lemonade in) and pour the blended mixture through the strainer and into the pitcher. Use a spoon to press the rest of the liquid into the pitcher. Dump the pulp and stuff in the strainer into the trash. Repeat with remaining limes and sugar water.

Add sweetened condensed milk.

You may want to taste test it at this point. If it’s bitter, just add some more sugar and maybe a little more milk. Serve immediately over lots of ice. This does not keep well, so don’t make this in advance .

Serves 6

Brazilian Limeade
 
Ingredients
  • 4 juicy limes (try and find ones with thin, smooth skins)
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 6 c. cold water
  • 6 Tbsp. sweetened condensed milk
Instructions
  1. Mix cold water and sugar very well and chill until ready to use.
  2. Wash limes thoroughly with soap (I just use dishwashing soap); you need the soap to get the wax and pesticides off of the limes because you're using the WHOLE lime, baby.
  3. Cut the ends off the limes and then cut each lime into 8ths.
  4. Place ½ of the limes in your blender.
  5. Add ½ of the sugar water, place the lid on your blender, and pulse 5 times.
  6. Place a fine-mesh strainer over a pitcher (the one you'll serve the lemonade in) and pour the blended mixture through the strainer and into the pitcher.
  7. Use a spoon to press the rest of the liquid into the pitcher.
  8. Dump the pulp and stuff in the strainer- into the trash.
  9. Repeat with remaining limes and sugar water.
  10. Add sweetened condensed milk.
  11. If it's bitter, just add some more sugar and maybe a little more milk.
  12. Serve immediately over lots of ice.
  13. This does not keep well, so don't make this in advance .

 

8 Replies to “Brazilian Limeade”

  1. Oh My Goodness!!! You tried this and didn’t invite me over?? Oh my aching heart! (and tastebuds and belly) Now that you’ve tried it and obviously love it, you gotta teach me how to make it. Or just loan me a sieve to make my very own to not share with friends.

  2. Susette–I imagined you making this a hundred times by now! I’d be thrilled to make this incredible stuff again…
    Just say when!

  3. I´m from Brazil and this drink is really good, but the same one with passion fruit, ice and condensed milk ( do not use water or ) it gets way better

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