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Brazilian Lemonade

Brazilian Lemonade, Brazilian Limeade - whatever you want to call it, this is one delicious and refreshing drink that we enjoy year round!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Brazilian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 204kcal
Author: Amy Nash

Ingredients

  • 4 juicy limes washed and scrubbed clean
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  • Wash limes thoroughly by, scrubbing the skin with hand or dish soap to remove any pesticides or wax.  Slice off the ends of each lime, then cut them into ⅛ths.  
  • In a blender, combine half of the water, half of the sugar, and half of the limes, then pulse 5-7 times.  Pour through a fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher, pressing the lime pulp with a spoon to help release juices, then discarding the remaining skins and pulp.  Repeat with the other half of the water, sugar, and limes.
  • Stir the sweetened condensed milk into the limeade and serve with lots of ice and thin slices of lime for garnish.  If the drink tastes bitter at all, you can add a little extra sweetened condensed milk or sugar as needed.

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Notes

Limes with smooth, thin skin are the juiciest and have less chance of making the drink bitter.
If you don't have a blender, you could just use 1 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice instead and stir it into the water and sugar, along with the sweetened condensed milk.  I find that the skin adds a lot of flavor itself because of the zest that comes off it in the blending process, but this is still a good approach if you don't have a blender.
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Nutrition

Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g