Limonada Brasileña (Brazilian Limeade)

by Erica Dinho on August 30, 2011

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.
If you like this page, you can say thanks by sharing it :-)

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bo August 30, 2011 at 10:44 AM

I bet it was sweet and creamy with the condensed milk.


2 Pilar August 30, 2011 at 10:48 AM

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.


3 Erica August 30, 2011 at 10:56 AM

Pilar- Here is the link for my “Limonada de Coco”


4 Velva August 30, 2011 at 10:58 AM

It is the condensed milk that is making this limeade rock. Very refreshing.



5 Rachel August 30, 2011 at 11:12 AM

You blend the lime skins, too?


6 Erica August 30, 2011 at 12:38 PM



7 MD August 30, 2011 at 11:47 AM

MMmmm… Yummy perfect for the summer.


8 Stevie August 30, 2011 at 1:19 PM

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.


9 Ivy August 30, 2011 at 1:46 PM

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?


10 Pilar August 30, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Your’s looks yummy too!!! As usual…:))


11 Lyndsey - The Tiny Skillet August 30, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Erica, this looks fantastic! I am making this right away! I always have limes and sweetened condensed milk on hand!


12 Kim August 30, 2011 at 4:07 PM

I bet this is absolutely wonderful!


13 Caroll Buitrago-Long August 30, 2011 at 5:24 PM

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.


14 Belinda @zomppa August 30, 2011 at 9:44 PM

What a treat this is! I love the idea of combining condensed milk.


15 Juliana August 31, 2011 at 4:57 PM

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!


16 rebecca subbiah August 31, 2011 at 10:33 PM

wow great drink looks so creamy and good


17 norma September 1, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Reminds me of “morir sonando”. I coul surely use a glass here in PR.


18 Jozeca February 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM

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.


19 Nicole April 12, 2012 at 11:57 AM

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.


20 Malice June 2, 2012 at 10:03 PM

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. :)


Leave a Comment

4 + 2 =


Previous post:

Next post: