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.
Limonada Brasileña (Brazilian Limeade)
- 3 limes, washed and quartered
- 8 cups cold water
- ½ cup sweet condensed milk
- ½ cup sugar, or to your taste
- 1 cup ice cubes. plus more for serving
- Place the quartered limes in the blender with the water, ice and sugar.
- Blend on high speed until smooth, 3 to 4 minutes.
- 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.
- Mix well, add more ice and serve immediately.
I bet it was sweet and creamy with the condensed milk.
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.
Pilar- Here is the link for my "Limonada de Coco" https://www.mycolombianrecipes.com/limonada-de-coco-coconut-limeade/
It is the condensed milk that is making this limeade rock. Very refreshing.
You blend the lime skins, too?
MMmmm... Yummy perfect for the summer.
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.
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?
Your's looks yummy too!!! As usual...:))
Lyndsey - The Tiny Skillet
Erica, this looks fantastic! I am making this right away! I always have limes and sweetened condensed milk on hand!
I bet this is absolutely wonderful!
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.
What a treat this is! I love the idea of combining condensed milk.
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!
wow great drink looks so creamy and good
Reminds me of "morir sonando". I coul surely use a glass here in PR.
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.
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.
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. 🙂