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Brazilian Lemonade (Limeade)

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One of my readers suggested I try Brazilian lemonade so I did and loved it! Then I spent several days making it kid-friendly, with no chance of bitterness, and giving it a longer life expectancy.

This is my version of Brazilian Limeade. I made it for our family pool party over the weekend and it was a hit! You’ll be surprised by the list of ingredients. It’s so crisp, refreshing and and has a unique flavor. It’s a really exciting summer party drink and it’s fun to watch people try it for the first time.

It goes something like this: look of intrigue followed by “mmm that’s really good!”  It’s smooth and has a fun frothy layer that reminds me of the fancy drinks we had on our honeymoon in Mexico.

Tips for success:

Select fresh limes with thin, smooth skins as they are the juiciest. Many people leave on the skins, cut the limes in 1/8ths and toss them directly into the blender, but my way of making it prevent the chances of getting a bitter drink. We figured it’s better to take the extra 3 minutes to juice ’em.

Ingredients for Brazilian Lemonade:

7 cups cold water
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup fresh lime juice (from 5 limes)
1 Tbsp lime zest (from 1 of the limes)
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk Ice to serve

Have you tried Brazilian Lemonade? It's refreshing and smooth. You'll be surprised by the list of ingredients! | natashaskitchen.com

What you’ll need:

(1) A blender,

(2) a pretty pitcher (I love the “100% Soda Lime Glass Pitcher” that I purchased from our local JCPenney)

(3) serving glasses. Have you explored the JCPenney home collection? They have loads of great summer entertaining gear.

How to Make Brazilian Limeade (Lemonade):

1. Stir together 7 cups cold water with 3/4 cup sugar and set aside

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2. Add 1 Tbsp lime zest and juice from 5 limes into your blender jar (it’s super fast to juice limes if you have a citrus squeezer like this one). Pour 3 cups of your sugar water into the blender (I only add 3 cups at this time so my blender doesn’t splash all over the place)

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3. Add 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk. Blend until smooth and frothy. Stir in remaining sugar water and serve over ice

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Have you tried Brazilian Lemonade? It's refreshing and smooth. You'll be surprised by the list of ingredients! | natashaskitchen.com

Brazilian Lemonade

4.81 from 42 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Have you tried Brazilian Lemonade? It's refreshing and smooth. You'll be surprised by the list of ingredients! | natashaskitchen.com
This Brazilian Lemonade is crisp and refreshing. It has a unique flavor and texture and makes for a very exciting summer party drink!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $2-$3
Servings: 6 cups

Ingredients

  • 7 cups cold water
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice from 5 limes
  • 1 Tbsp lime zest from 1 of the limes
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk Ice to serve

Instructions

  1. Stir together 7 cups cold water with 3/4 cup sugar and set aside.
  2. Add 1 Tbsp lime zest add juice from 5 limes into your blender jar (it's super fast to juice limes if you have a citrus squeezer like this one). Pour 3 cups of your sugar water into the blender (I only add 3 cups at this time so my blender doesn't splash all over the place).
  3. Add 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk. Blend until smooth and frothy. Stir in remaining sugar water and serve over ice.

 

Have you tried Brazilian Lemonade? It's refreshing and smooth. You'll be surprised by the list of ingredients! | natashaskitchen.com

 

Have you tried Brazilian Lemonade? It’s refreshing and smooth. You’ll be surprised by the list of ingredients! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Tyra
    August 22, 2018

    I like this drink but i did not like the condensed milk taste to it. To prevent this I used lemon lime seltzer water added more lime juice once I poured it in the glass. Reply

  • Cedric
    June 17, 2018

    I’m trying to cut down on sugar any other ingredient that would work instead of sugar, with this smoothie? Reply

    • Natasha
      June 18, 2018

      Hi Cedric, I honestly haven’t tried any substitutions here. If you experiment, please let me know how it goes! 🙂 Reply

  • Ksusha. A
    May 8, 2018

    I’m surprised how long it lasted not getting bitter and the taste was just as good! Thanks for solving that problem for me 😀 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 9, 2018

      My pleasure, I’m glad you enjoy the beverage! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Liliya
    January 6, 2017

    Just tried this today because I wanted to make a homeade drink and it was really tasty! In the middle of winter in Montana it brought a little tropical taste, yum! Thank you for this pretty simple recipe 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 6, 2017

      🙂 I am so glad it brought you enjoyment Liliya! Reply

  • Brittany
    August 8, 2016

    Do you have any issue with the milk curdling from the acidity of the limes? I’ve read that this can happen after awhile so I’m wondering how well it would hold up if a big batch was made & left in the fridge. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 8, 2016

      I haven’t had that issue before – maybe because I use condensed milk and not regular milk? Reply

  • Raquel
    March 1, 2016

    The recipe is very similar to how we do it, but I have never, in my whole life, heard anybody call it “limeade”. I’m not sure where you got that from but it just sounds like a made up word. We just call it “limonada” which is the word in portuguese for lemonade so…
    Sorry if this sounds rude, it’s not meant to, but I can’t stop laughing at how dorky that word sounds Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 1, 2016

      I just added that in there because people search for it that way. I do love the word limonada better. Sounds exotic! 🙂 Reply

    • Jessica
      February 16, 2020

      It’s a translation issue. The word Limeade is used as the drink is made with Limes and not Lemons. In english it’s either Lime or Lemon in central and south america its Lima or Limon which lends to the same word of Limonada no matter which you use. Hope this makes sense. Reply

  • Neena
    February 1, 2016

    Does this work with lemons? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 1, 2016

      Hi Neena, you won’t get the same flavor and it would just be a lemonade sweetened with condensed milk. I’m not sure how lemon rind would taste though in the lemonade (or if that bitterness would be pleasant or not). I haven’t tested this exact recipe with lemons so I’m not sure. Reply

      • Neena
        February 1, 2016

        Ok thank you so much for getting back to me. Good to know before I tried it lol Reply

  • Mary
    January 18, 2016

    thanks for sharing this recipie Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 18, 2016

      Hi Mary, you’re so welcome. It looks like you’re enjoying my blog today with all the nice comments. Thank you! 🙂 Reply

  • Ana Carolina
    January 15, 2016

    We call it Swiss Lemonade!! It’s delicious. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 15, 2016

      Awesome! I love fancy names for drinks 🙂 Reply

  • Vicki Nelson
    September 2, 2015

    i love the weather, playing with grandkids traveling and rearranging rooms fresh air it’s a great time Reply

  • Anna
    August 13, 2015

    My favorite thing about summer would be tanning, because I’m just so pale during the winter, it’s embarrassing. Also not having to layer on clothes! Reply

  • Jeffrey
    August 13, 2015

    My favorite part of summer is swimming with my kids and hanging out at Cedar Point. Reply

  • Ellie Wright
    August 13, 2015

    My favorite thing about summer is going to baseball games. Both little league and Major league.

    eswright18 at gmail dot com Reply

  • August 13, 2015

    I love the extra time I get to spend reading good books! Reply

  • Stephanie Phelps
    August 13, 2015
  • Stephanie Phelps
    August 13, 2015

    My favorite thing about summer is getting to go to the lake and swim with my kids and the cool clothes! Reply

  • Elle
    August 13, 2015

    I love spending time at the beach with my family in the summer. Reply

  • Denise L
    August 13, 2015

    My favorite thing about summer is the sunshine and longer days! Reply

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    August 13, 2015
  • Tabathia B
    August 13, 2015

    Spending time with my kids and taking them to the pool and beach

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com Reply

  • Julia
    August 12, 2015

    My favorite thing about summer is all the homegrown fruits and veggies. They are so yummy! Reply

  • ellen casper
    August 12, 2015

    My favorite thing is jet skiing on the lake Reply

  • Thomas Murphy
    August 12, 2015

    I love the hot weather during summer. Reply

  • Tara
    August 12, 2015

    I love grilling and swimming! Reply

  • Amanda Sakovitz
    August 12, 2015

    I like the warm weather! Reply

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