This is my most favorite drink. Ever. Maybe I’d feel differently if I drank (as in alcohol), but there is nothing I love more than a warm, breezy afternoon and a pitcher of Brazilian lemonade.

I didn’t try it for a long, long time because I was very put off by putting sweetened condensed milk in with citrus fruit. It seemed very wrong. And then I had some at Tucano’s and my life has not been the same since. I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love it, but I won’t tell them what’s in it until they try it because about 80% of people seem to have the same reaction as I did. And yeah, I totally just made up that statistic.

It starts off with fresh, juicy limes.

You pop them in a blender with some sugar water and pulse just a few times.  Using the whole lime takes advantage of the flavors from both the juice and the flavorful oils in the rind.
 Pour the mixture from the blender through a strainer and into a pitcher, thus saving all of the flavorful liquid. You might need to do this in a couple of batches.

Then the secret ingredient: sweetened condensed milk.  You can buy these mini cans in the latin section of the grocery store.  This recipes needs about 1 1/2 little cans.   Or just open a regular sized can and make some chocolate sauce with the leftovers!


brazilian lemonade from our best bites

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