Limonada Brasileña (Brazilian Limeade)

Brazilian Limeade

Brazilian Limeade is creamy, tangy and sweet and is a wonderful and refreshing drink for summer or any time of the year. And the best thing about making this limeade is that you can simply throw the limes quarters in the blender!

Ever since learning about Brazilian Limeade I can’t seem to stop drinking it. I’m very thankful to my friend Liliana in Colombia who told me about this delicious drink. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did! Just be sure to serve it immediately, as it gets bitter after a while.

Buen provecho!



(About 4 servings)

  • 3 limes, washed and quartered
  • 8 cups of cold water
  • 1/2 cup sweet condensed milk
  • ½ cup of sugar, or to your taste
  • 1 cup ice cubes. plus more for serving


  1. Place the quartered limes in the blender with the water, ice and sugar.
  2. Blend on high speed until smooth, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Strain the limeade through the sieve and press on the solids until only a dry pulp remains. Pour the liquid into a pitcher, add the sweet condensed milk.
  4. Mix well, add more ice and serve immediately.
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  1. Pilar says

    Hi Erica!! I suppose you have already had “Limonada de Coco” (Coconut Lemonade). In case not, the recipe is quite simple. Blend equal parts lime juice and coconut milk with 1/2 part sugar or of course to suit taste. However, this might be a good starting point and you can tweak from there. Add crushed ice and blend some more. Very, very good!! You can also add some white rum to turn it into a cocktail, or as we say here “Bautizarlo” (Baptize it), LOL!! Costeño culture!!
    Have a great day!! If anybody else decides to try it, I’d love to hear their comments.

  2. says

    This does look refreshing. I’d imagine that the drink is tart and creamy and a bit bitter from all the lime pith. Quite adult in flavor.

  3. says

    Unfortunately limes are hard to find and quite expensive, as there is no local production, so I don’t use them often but it sounds wonderful. I noticed that it is called limonada, is it the same when using lemons?

  4. Caroll Buitrago-Long says

    IVY: I think it is called limonada…since we call LIMON these green fruits. Lime for us is another kind of fruit that is not sour at all. (In Colombia). The yellow looking fruit that in US is called Lime, for us is a Lima-limon since it looks between a lemon ( the greeen one & the other sweet fruit LIMA).
    I hope it is not too confusing.
    When I think of a lemon( limon) I think of these green ones.

  5. says

    Erica…I remember this lemonade from Brazil…and you just reminded me about it :-) Yours look delicious, absolutely refreshing.
    Hope you are having a fantastic week!

  6. says

    Delicious! I improvised a bit since I didn’t have sweetened condensed milk… blended the limes with milk, sugar, and a bit of ice (no water) then strained.

  7. Nicole says

    In place of the condensed milk, I used cream of coconut instead….AMAZING! my kids ask me for this drink every time we grill out..especially if its seafood, LOL.

  8. says

    That’s a bit watery for my taste, so I used 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup condensed milk, 1/3 cup + 4 tsp lime juice, and 4 cups water. Very milky. :)

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