Saturday, April 27, 2013

Brazilian Limeade

I'm thinking that since I'm part Portuguese, and Brazilians speak Portuguese, that's why this limeade comes out tasting so good when I make it. That's got to be it, right? Hardly. This recipe is way too easy for blood roots or personal technique of any kind to make a smidgeon of a difference.

The recipe really is just right as it is. But if I were to change it up just for the fun of it, I'd add one of the following:

  • 1 mango, sliced and frozen
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1/8-1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
They sound like yummy variations, yes? 

Here's the recipe, courtesy of

Brazilian Limeade
Yields 4 servings

2 limes
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
3 cups water

Wash limes thoroughly. Cut off the ends and slice into eight wedges. Place limes in a blender with the sugar, sweetened condensed milk, water, and ice.

 Blend in an electric blender, pulsing 5 times. (I just let the blender run for a little while and it came out great.) 
Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove rinds. 
Serve over ice.
Whenever I want to add some fruit to decorate the beverage, I add plenty of ice like this so that it can keep the fruit just where I want it: pressed against the glass.

Serve this as the whistle-wetter of the Cinco de Mayo Menu!

1 comment:

  1. I'm loving all your Cinco de Mayo recipes. This one looks so refreshing and delicious.