Brazilian lemonade

Brazilian lemonade is a special type of lemonade. It is not just any lemonade, at least not the way we make it in Mexico. Brazilian lemonade is frothy, which I love. It has a thin sort of foam on top. For me that layer is the best part of it all. And besides, the flavor of this lemonade is very particular, and I truly enjoy this.

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How to make a Brazilian lemonade

Another special point about this lemonade is that it is sweetened with condensed milk. For me, the usual thing to do when sweetening any kind of drink is to use regular white sugar. Or perhaps even brown sugar of some kind. But I had never thought of sweetening a drink with condensed milk, and I really like the idea. It is actually really fun.

Brazilian lemonade recipe

And this is because the sweetness that comes from using condensed milk is very different than when using normal sugar. Because condensed milk, apart from giving sweetness, it gives richness, more body and a characteristic flavor. You will like it a lot, that I can guarantee.

Besides these things, something about Brazilian lemonade is that it is made with limes, not lemons. That is, for us Mexicans, Brazilian lemonade is made with lemons (the green ones). In Mexico we use thw word “lemon” for both limes and lemons.

Brazilian lemonade

Ideally, the limes should be very juicy and preferably large. And the peels whould be green and beautiful. All this is because to make this lemonade, we use the whole lime, the peel and everything. The only thing I recommend removing is the seeds, of course.

If you like this recipe, you have to check out our lavender lemonade, a recipe with a lot of charm that you will love!

Brazilian lemonade

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Brazilian
Servings 2


  • 4 limes, big, rinsed and cut into quartes
  • 3 C (24.30 fl oz) (720 ml) cold water
  • 1/2 C (5.30 oz) (152 gr) condensed milk
  • Ice, enough quantity


  • Add the seedless limes (with the peel still on) and water to a blender and puree for 1 minute until you get a liquid. The better your blender the easier this is.
  • Place a pitcher with a strainer on top and add the liquid through the strainer to remove the resulting chunks.
  • Return the strained liquid to the blender, add the condensed milk and blend for 30 seconds more until everything is integrated.
  • Serve the lemonade in glasses with lots of ice and it's ready.
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