Brazilian limeade (or lemonade) is the easiest drink to make at home. It is really refreshing and seems like a restaurant drink, but you can make it in 5 minutes with just a couple ingredients.
I have been making this drink for my kids for years. I’ve used both limes and lemons and I prefer the lime version but they are both good. You could completely add some gin or vodka to this and make an amazing cocktail too. I haven’t tried that but I really think I need to.
All you need to make this drink is 3 limes or lemons, some water, a little sugar (or you can leave that out for a less sweet drink), a can of sweetened condensed milk, some ice, and a good blender.
You can either make this drink with water strain it over ice, or you can blend with water, strain out the lime pieces and then blend again with the ice to make more of a frozen blended drink. I’m usually to lazy to reblend it and just serve it over ice.
- 1 blender
- 1 fine mesh strainer
- 3 limes or lemons
- 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 4 cups cold water
- ice for either blending or serving
- Place the whole limes, milk, sugar and as much water as can fit into your blender. Blend really well. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into pitcher and add the rest of the water. Stir and serve over ice.
- If you would like to make this a blended drink. Follow the instructions above but add ice to the blender with the strained liquid and blend. Discard the extra water.