Brazilian Lemonade is a refreshing drink made with limes, sweetened condensed milk, water and sugar! It’s the right amount of tart and sweetness. I created a lower sugar version using Truvia.
The dog days of summer have arrived. The time of year I find myself making a lot of cool drinks. Pink Grapefruit Margaritas, Iced Coffee and teas and mojitos! I’m sharing another favorite, Brazilian Lemonade!
Brazilian Lemonade Recipe
A couple of years ago while visiting my sister in Utah, we were driving around looking at homes……just for fun. It was hot, like 99 degrees hot, so when we saw a children’s lemonade stand, we stopped. The sign read….Brazilian Lemonade! We had no idea what Brazilian Lemonade was and figured it was just the marketing tactic 5-year-olds were now using. We couldn’t pass it up, the kids were cute and we were thirsty……even if it was probably going to be lemonade from a powdered mix. (what do you expect for .25 cents?)
We gladly paid them extra (cuz that’s what you do), hoping they hadn’t stirred with their fingers and went on our way…….OH MY GOODNESS! That was the BEST Lemonade I had ever had. We tried figuring out the ingredients as we happily sipped away, never once even coming close.
Once back to my sisters home, I googled to see if there was such a drink……….Brazilian Lemonade. And sure enough, there was. Where had I been?
I don’t make it often because of the sugar content, but I finally had another AHA! moment and thought I’d make it with Truvia or their Truvia Sugar blend. Now if someone would make low sugar-sweetened condensed milk, I’d be in heaven.
This drink is refreshing, delicious and packs a little pucker power. Surprisingly, there are NO lemons in the recipe. Nope…….not a one. But limes? Oh yes, plenty.
It’s not the kind of recipe you can make up a batch and sip on it all day……..if that’s how you want to drink it, then you’ll need to add the sweetened condensed milk right before drinking. Otherwise, it just doesn’t taste right.
I am not from Brazil….. I’ve never been to Brazil. When researching for this recipe, I blended a combination of many recipes I tried….. they were all called Brazilian Lemonade and so……. that’s what I named it. And yes……. blend the peels. 🙂
Brazilian Lemonade Recipe
Brazilian Lemonade made the limes, sweetened condensed milk, sugar and water for a refreshing and delicious drink.
- 6 cups cold water
- 1 cup Truvia Sugar Blend (or sugar)
- 5 limes (cut into wedges)
- 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
- Wash your limes and cut them into wedges.
- Mix the cold water with the sugar or your Truvia blend (if you're using the full-strength Truvia, then start out with 2 tablespoons and adjust to taste). Stir until dissolved.
- Place all your limes into your blender (I have a 9 cup blender).
- Pulse the blender a few times until limes are chopped.
- Using a fine-mesh strainer, pour and strain into your pitcher.
- The pulp can be thrown away.
- Add sweetened condensed milk right before serving. Stir and pour over ice.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 73Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 6mgSodium 32mgCarbohydrates 53gFiber 2gSugar 11gProtein 2g
We do our best to calculate, however, nutrition information may not be accurate.
How Long Will Brazilian Lemonade Last?
Brazilian Lemonade is best when made and served within a few hours. You’ll want to keep it chilled before serving for best results.
Can I use Lemons instead of Limes?
I have never tried this, but if you do, please let me know how it turns out. I’m sure it would be delicious! It just wouldn’t be a traditional Brazilian Lemonade.
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This looks interesting and refreshing. I’m going to try it soon!
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Sara Pirate (@CleverPirate) says
That looks delicious!
Ruth @ Living Well Spending Less says
Kim, this sounds so good and looks so refreshing! I am going to have to make this soon! So perfect for a yummy drink at the end of the day!
I’d love it if you linked this up over at Living Well Spending Less for Thrifty Thursday this week! http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/category/thrifty-thursday/
Great one. Thanks it sounds amazing!!!!
If I had no kids around, my favorite summer drink would be a margarita, otherwise, a simply strawberry lemonade! If you have any desserts you love, we’d be honored to have you come over to our newest link party at The Inspiration Network: DELISH- a desserts only link party. Bring your desserts and let’s party!!
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This sounds like something my husband would like. He loves citrus and here in Costa Rica sweetened condensed milk is practically sacred. Thanks so much for sharing. I’m visiting you from Tatertots and Jello.
Yvonne @ Sunnyside Up-Stairs says
Thank you for sharing this. 🙂 I pinned it so I won’t forget to try it; I have a soft spot for citrus and sweetened condensed milk separately, but I’m intrigued to combine them!
First House Spouse says
Mmmm, this looks delicious! Thank you for sharing, Kim!
This sounds seriously fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing!
Silvia Lückmann says
Hi Kim I am Brazilian and I and other interesting recipe, you can beat in a blender and drink it all percolate rapidly
or make a brazilian drink – Caipirinha
As you like sugar
3 limes Citrus × latifolia (OUR GREEN lemon) sliced
1 glass of cachaça (Brazilian drink exported to USA, at Miami have) ) or vodka
1 glass filled with ice
Wash the limes and cut into slices and
Stir until the sugar and ice dissolved.
ONLY STRONG MIXING PRESSING, you take a The pulp can be together.
Drink slowly and away from the sun, because the lime stain the skin.
WOW! Thank you so much! This sounds delicious!
I am going to try this recipe with http://yourlighterside.com/2011/08/recipe-low-carb-sweetened-condensed-milk-substitute-from-heavy-cream/ and honey instead of Truvia. My taste buds and stevia don’t get along. One would need to be careful not to indulge in too much since the xylitol can cause some ‘distress’ in larger quantities.
Oh yes, I have to watch the xylitol……I found out the hard way.