Brazilian Lemonade which is actually a creamy limeade is a summer staple around here. Let me show you how to make this perfectly sweet and slightly tart beverage.
Now that summer is here many of us find ourselves out on our decks, porches, and patios entertaining friends and family. Brazilian Lemonade is always a refreshing drink to serve during the hot summer months. Contrary to its name this homemade lemonade is made with limes. This is because Brazilian lemons look and taste more like common limes. And if that’s not enough, let me confuse you a little more – they actually call this Swiss lemonade in Brazil.
What’s in Brazilian Lemonade?
That’s easy – 3 simple ingredients and they are:
- Sweetened condensed milk
That’s it! Limes, sugar, and sweetened condensed milk come together and create an insanely delicious drink. It’s like homemade limeade with a twist. The sweetened condensed milk adds a delicious, sweet, smooth and subtle creamy consistency to an otherwise bold and tart drink. It’s so easy – you can make as much or as little as you need.
Underneath that frothy top layer is a delicious drink perfect for any summertime get-together. You and your guest will love sipping on a Brazilian Lemonade on a hot summer evening.
This drink does not keep well and should be enjoyed soon after being prepared. It doesn’t take long at all to make, so don’t go making it too early. It tends to get bitter after sitting too long.
- 4 fresh limes, washed thoroughly (try to pick out thin-skinned limes)
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 cups water
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
Wash limes thoroughly, then cut the ends off of each lime and cut into 8 pieces.
Put the equivalent of two limes in a blender along with half of the sugar, water, and condensed milk.
Blend up to 20 seconds. (Any longer than this will cause the drink to become bitter.)
Pour the pulp through a fine-mesh strainer that’s been placed over a serving pitcher.
Repeat with the remaining limes, sugar, water and milk.
This beverage does not keep well and is best if served immediately over cubed or crushed ice.
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