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Brazilian Lemonade

Brazilian Lemonade


Citrus and sweetened condensed milk may sound weird but trust us on this amazing Brazilian beverage that’s cool, creamy, sweet-tart and refreshing!


  • 4 juicy limes (try and find ones with thin, smooth skins; they’re the juiciest and the thin skin cuts down on the chance of your drink being bitter)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 6 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk


  1. Mix cold water and sugar very well and chill until ready to use. This step can be done ahead of time.
  2. Wash limes thoroughly with soap (hand-dishwashing soap or regular hand soap works great). Cut the ends off the limes and then cut each lime into 8ths.
  3. Place 1/2 of the limes in your blender.
  4. Add 1/2 of the sugar water, place the lid on your blender, and pulse about 5 times. Place a fine-mesh strainer over a pitcher (the one you’ll serve the lemonade in) and pour the blended mixture through the strainer and into the pitcher. Use a spoon to press the rest of the liquid into the pitcher. Dump the pulp and stuff in the strainer into the trash. Repeat with remaining limes and sugar water.
  5. Add sweetened condensed milk and stir.  You may want to taste test it at this point; Sometimes if you use bitter limes, it will need more sugar and maybe a little more milk.
  6. Serve immediately over lots of ice. This does not keep well, so don’t make this in advance (although you can cut the limes, mix the sugar water, and measure the sweetened condensed milk in advance).


Serving Note

  • Serves 4, technically, although I can pretty much guarantee you that people will want more.  You can double, triple, etc.  the recipe.  Just make in batches that will fit in your blender.


  • Serving Size: 4