I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Brazilian Lemonade

Very good and nothing like the lemonade I've ever had.  I was told that the reason it's called lemonade (even though there are no lemons in it), is because there are no lemons in Brazil.  I was told that they call limes, "lemons".  True or false I really don't know.  This is sweet so you want small glasses of it.

(serves 6-8)

*4 limes (juicy, with thin smooth skins)
*1 cup white sugar
*6 cups water
*6 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

~Mix water & sugar in a small sauce pan.
~Heat water until sugar is completely dissolved.
~Put sugar water in a container and place in refrigerator, until completely chilled.
~Wash limes with dish soap (to remove any wax and pesticides).
~Rinse all soap off of limes.
~Cut the ends off the limes.
~Cut each lime into 8ths.
~Place 1/2 of the limes in your blender.
~Add 1/2 of the sugar water.
~Put lid and blender, and pulse 6-8 times.
~Place a fine mesh over a pitcher.
~Pour the mixture through strainer and into the pitcher.
~Use a spoon to press remaining liquid into the pitcher.
~Throw away the remaining pulp & rinds that are in the strainer.
~Repeat with the remaining limes & sugar water.
~Add sweetened condensed milk.
~Serve immediately over lots of ice.

Helpful Hint:
`if it tastes bitter add some more sugar & milk.
`This does NOT keep well, so don't make a head of time.  You can get everything ready and just mix when ready to use.
`You can also just zest the limes, then peel them.  This will cut down on any chance of it being bitter because you aren't blending any of the pith in it.
`Do not over blend the limes, it will cause the drink to become bitter because of the pith.


Andrea said...

Hey Mrs. Brinker! That looks good! And it's true that both limes and lemons are "limónes" in South America. It doesn't really matter, anyway, because outside of the US lemons/limes are often both green and yellow at the same time. :)

Jon said...

That does look delicious! I'm going to have to try it soon. Thanks for tagging me in it.