Drinks | May 1, 2018

Brazilian Limeade

Do you like lemonade?  Then you’ll love limeade!  It is refreshing and tart and delicious!  This recipe is a twist on a classic limeade – Brazilian Limeade!  It has a creamy, sweet component that will keep you pouring glass after glass.  I recently made this at a party and I received an inbox full of recipe requests the next day!

A close up of Brazilian Limeade in glass bottles

How To Make A Simple Syrup

  1. First you want to make a simple syrup – equal parts sugar and water.
  2. Heat on your stove top just until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool

Brazilian Limeade on a wooden board with lime wedges

Juice Your Limes

  1. Next you want to juice your limes.  I don’t have a fancy juicer or citrus juicer, so I use my good ol’ fashion lemon press.
  2. You’ll need 8 to 12 limes depending on the size.  You just want to squeeze about a cup and a half of juice.

Tip: If you roll your limes across the counter with a little muscle they will produce more juice.

Ingredients for making Brazilian Limeade on a tray

How To Make Your Brazilian Limeade Base

  1. Combine your lime juice, simple syrup and about 5 cups of water in a pitcher.  
  2. Stir Until Well Combined
Brazilian Limeade with crushed ice and lime wedges

The Secret Ingredient For Brazilian Limeade

Now for the secret ingredient!  Sweetened condensed milk.  Pour about half of a 14 oz can into your Brazilian limeade and stir well. Serve with lots of ice and a lime slice.

Brazilian Limeade in small glass bottles topped with lime wedges

Insider Hack

Here’s an insider hack – while I LOVE love love making this from scratch – when I’m in a pinch, sometimes I’ll buy a bottle of Simply Limeade and combine it with a can of sweetened condensed milk.  It produces a similar flavor in a fraction of the time. So on a day when you’re feeling fancy – make it from scratch.  In a hurry – store bought all the way.  I’ve included some links to products used here:

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Brazilian Limeade featured but popular Los Angeles food blogger, Oh So Delicioso
Brazilian Limeade
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

A delicious twist on limeade.  This creamy, dreamy and tart drink will knock your socks off.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: Brazilian Drinks, Brazilian Limeade, Homemade Limeade
Servings: 7 servings
Calories: 403 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 10 limes juiced
  • 5 cups cold water
  • 15 oz can sweet and condensed milk
  • lime slices for garnish
Instructions
  1. Make a simple syrup by combining sugar and water in a small saucepan. Heat on your stove top just until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Juice your limes.
  3. Combine lime juice, simple syrup, and water in a pitcher. Stir in sweet and condensed milk.
  4. Serve with lots of ice and a lime slice.
Nutrition Facts
Brazilian Limeade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 92g 31%
Sugars 91g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 15.9%
Iron 0.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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  1. Hello Jo.
    I apologize for my confusion, but is it half the can of sweetened condensed milk, or the whole can. Maybe I read wrong earlier in the post, but I thought it said to add half. But the written recipe doesn’t make that distinction. Thanks!