Create this classic Brazilian drink in just minutes with a secret ingredient…limes!
If there is one thing that says warmer weather is on it’s way to me it’s a tasty lemonade. When there’s six inches of snow on the ground all I want to do is cuddle up under a blanket with a cup of hot cocoa and a good movie. But now that it’s warming up all I can think about is pool time, flip flops and an ice cold glass of lemonade.
I remember the first time I went to a mom’s group after my son was born was around Cinco de Mayo and my friend, Bonnie, made the tastiest drink I had ever had. It was the perfect mix of sweet and tangy and perfectly refreshing; and if there is one thing a nursing mom loves is a refreshing drink! When I asked what it was and how she made it she told me it was Brazilian Lemonade. The recipe was an old family favorite and surprisingly it had no lemons in it at all; the main ingredient was limes.With Cinco de Mayo coming up in a few weeks and the Summer Olympics in a few months in Brazil I thought now was the time to bust out my favorite lemonade recipe. So with the help of my two little chefs and my Blendtec we made our first batch of Brazilian Lemonade. And our second. And third. Seriously, this drink is so good you’ll want to make more as soon as it’s gone; so make sure you have extra limes!
- 3 limes
- 3 cups water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk
- Cut limes into wedges and place in blender.
- Add water and sugar to blender and pulse 5-6 times.
- Add 3 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk to blender and pulse 2-3 more times.
- Pour lemonade through strainer and into pitcher.
- Pour 1 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk through strainer.
- If lemonade is too sweet and more water 1/4 cup at a time.
Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Do you have some fun family traditions? What are your favorite foods to serve?
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