Drinks, Recipes

Brazilian Lemonade

May 6, 2014
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I never understood why the name of this drink is Brazilian Lemonade because there are approximately ZERO lemons in it.

Give or take. 

Why isn’t it named Brazilian Limeade, you ask?

Just drink it, and I swear it won’t even matter anymore. This drink could be named poopoo lemonade and I wouldn’t even question it after trying it. 

Okay, I might be a little more hesitant, but still. It is THE BEST.

I got this recipe from Our Best Bites, and it has become a favorite in our household. 

If you haven’t tried this yet, you need to because you will want to drink it everyday for the rest of your life. 

If you’ve ever been to Tucano’s Brazilian Grill, then you have tried this before… and now with only 4 ingredients you can have it again in the comfort of your own home. 

Are all of your dreams coming true?  

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Brazilian Lemonade
This is one of the best drinks you will ever try in your entire life HANDS DOWN. A creamy, fresh, perfect way to cool down!
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  1. 6 cups cold water
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 4 limes
  4. 6 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  1. Mix water and sugar together until sugar is dissolved. Put in the fridge to chill until ready to use.
  2. Use soap and water to thoroughly wash the limes. You want to scrub really well because you are going to be using the whole lime! After you've washed and scrubbed your limes, cut the ends off the limes (DO NOT MISS THIS STEP!) and then cut them into eighths.
  3. Place half of the limes and half of the sugar water in your blender and pulse 5 times. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into the pitcher that you are going to serve it in. Discard the pulp. Repeat with the second half of your limes and sugar water. Mix in the sweetened condensed milk. Serve over lots of ice.
*A couple of notes from our favorite girls over at Our Best Bites
  1. When picking your limes, try to pick out the ones with the thinnest, smoothest skin possible. Supposedly they are less bitter and the most juicy. If you do end up with a more bitter drink, add more sugar and maybe even a little more sweetened condensed milk to taste.
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I want to bathe in this stuff. 

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  • Reply Emily November 18, 2014 at 10:04 am

    I think because limào in Portuguese can mean lemon or lime!

    • Reply Ally Shelton July 15, 2016 at 9:06 am

      Yes, Emily. That’s the exact reason, plus a poor translation into English. It should be Limeade just like the author said… Nevertheless… it’s delicious, no matter what it is called… LOL

  • Reply Carolyn February 17, 2015 at 2:09 am

    Can’t wait to try this, thanks! Think I might add a bit of rum for the adults!

    • Reply Lynda February 5, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      Ooo, yesssss!

    • Reply Jackie March 11, 2016 at 10:01 am

      Girl, I’m with you! I too literally can’t wait to try this. The reviews are sealing the deal and I’m trying it out on someone I’m meeting for the first time in person so wish me luck with this Super Duper Brazilian Aide.

  • Reply Dany February 23, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Actually, is because in most Latin American countries they refer to lime as lemon and what in US is lemon is lime there. So, for all those countries lemonade is actually made with limes (for US).
    Hope that helps.

  • Reply Dianne February 25, 2015 at 5:01 am

    Do you leave the rind on the lime when you pulse it in the blender?!

    • Reply Tracy April 15, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Yes 😉

  • Reply Judy McFarland February 27, 2015 at 5:55 am

    Has anybody tried this with lemons? My lemon tree is heavy this year.

  • Reply wendi April 1, 2015 at 2:02 am

    My vitamix will not leave anything to be strained out…will it taste the same? Or doI need to use a regular blender?

    • Reply Nathalia February 18, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      Just peel the lime off, don’t leave so much of the white parts behind, and drink it “fast” (by that I mean don’t make extra for later, otherwise it will get bitter). Advice from a Brazilian ! ;**

      Fun fac, in Brazil we call it “Swiss Lemonade”. No idea why. Maybe the white color? Snow?

  • Reply Taylor Thurston April 1, 2015 at 8:15 am

    First of all, I’m jealous of your Vitamix! Secondly, to answer your question, I’ve never used a Vitamix to make this, but I’ve used a blendtec which is also a very powerful blender. When it says to pulse five times you are literally just pressing the button for about one second each time. It always turns out when I’ve used the blendtec so hopefully this will work for you too!

  • Reply Gina April 12, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Yay. Thanks for posting this. I had this amazing drink at a Brazilian restaurant and I’ve always wanted to know how it’s made.

  • Reply claudia April 15, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Being a Brazilian myself I grew up drinking lemonade. pretty much every day. However it was a little different. We never put condensed milk, (One of the few things we don’t though hehe). On the second blend we add the sugar and about one tray of ice. Fantastic and very refreshing! PS.: I will try with the condensed milk! 🙂

    • Reply Nathalia February 18, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      Claudia, I’m also Brazilian, I think it depends on the city/region. I grew up drinking the condensed milk version made by my father (no sugar though). Only later I met the sugar only version

  • Reply natacha April 16, 2015 at 4:19 am

    has anyone tried this with coconut milk

  • Reply Taylor Thurston April 16, 2015 at 8:48 am

    That sounds amazing! You try it my way, and I’ll try it your way 😉

  • Reply Taylor Thurston April 16, 2015 at 8:49 am

    I have never tried coconut milk. I bet it would be awesome, though!

  • Reply Nancy April 17, 2015 at 6:57 am

    just made this. It’s very good. Since it is only 2 in the afternoon, I will wait until cocktail time to kick it up a notch.

  • Reply Lindsey April 17, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    How long does this last in the fridge for?

    • Reply DILLIGAF0308 February 8, 2016 at 3:13 am

      About an hour !! ?

  • Reply janelle knutson April 17, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    has anybody tried this with regular milk? sometimes I have extra milk and no ideas as to what to do with it.

  • Reply Taylor Thurston April 18, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    In my experience it has not kept well. It tends to turn bitter when kept too long, but it is seriously so good that it’s pretty rare to have any left over!

  • Reply Taylor Thurston April 18, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I wouldn’t recommend using regular milk because it won’t add the sweetness you are looking for.

    • Reply Bucky Feloni July 31, 2016 at 12:34 am

      Vanilla Almond milk might be good. Coconut water too.

  • Reply catrina whitehead April 19, 2015 at 3:19 am

    I just made this… exactly the way you instructed. OMGEEEE!!! This is so good. My husband loved it as well.

  • Reply Litta April 19, 2015 at 8:32 am

    This was delicious. I pulsed it 6 times in our vitamin. Then substituted 6 tablespoons rumchata for the sweetened condensed milk. I added another 3 T rumchata, for our adult tastes. This was FANTASTIC!!

  • Reply Ginger April 19, 2015 at 11:58 am

    OMG that sounds way too sweet with sugar and sweetened condensed milk! I’ll have to adjust it to my taste that’s for sure.

  • Reply Mary April 20, 2015 at 7:21 am

    The bitterness is in the pith, or the white membrane between the green skin and the fruit. Before cutting the limes, you could use a microplane to zest the whole lime, then cut in half & juice the halves. You could still mix it with sugar and blend it. There may be something to strain & there may not be. The zest will only add flavor to the drink without making it bitter. I love lime in my ice tea (house wine of the south), but the pieces or sections will make it bitter in a hurry. Sound great & can’t wait to try it.

    • Reply Casey December 26, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      When you use the whole lime and blend you then pour through the strainer so you shouldn’t have pieces

  • Reply Emily April 21, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    In Jamaica, where I’m from, the green ones are called lemons. I believe it is the same in South America as well.

    • Reply Nuta February 5, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      Yes! I’m from Brazil and That’s true

  • Reply CJ April 24, 2015 at 2:22 am

    would this go better with rum or tequila? 🙂

  • Reply odalys April 24, 2015 at 6:31 am

    Que rico

  • Reply Taylor Thurston April 24, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    I personally would not know, but a lot of commenters here seem to agree that rum would be awesome in it! Why not try both? 🙂

  • Reply Maria April 25, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Had was we called lemonade in Bolivia and this must be it! I’m obsessed with it when I’m there and have wanted to recreate it. Thanks. I think there they use what we call Key Limes…very small and round (or something very similar)

    • Reply Melanie February 12, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      Yes, key limes ~ yum. Touch of tequila would be nice I bet.

  • Reply Mimi April 29, 2015 at 5:32 am

    Just found your site the other day and tried this recipe for lemonade. Absolutely delish! Thanks! I can’t wait to try some other recipes : )

  • Reply Tessa April 30, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Looks great! Do you think you could add a drop of alcohol to it to make it a cocktail as well?

  • Reply Taylor Thurston April 30, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    There are a lot of comments on here saying that rum would work really nicely in this drink. You could totally try that!

  • Reply E'Lise May 11, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    I was wondering if I used this at a Wedding reception, do you think it would hold it’s taste and consistence after sitting 2 hours?? Would serve in a beverage dispenser.

    • Reply Luisa June 23, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      Definitly no. We had this in restaurants in Brazil, and I had to made right before you drank it, otherwise will become really bitter. It lasts no more than a hour.

  • Reply Taylor Thurston May 12, 2015 at 1:35 am

    The sweetened condensed milk is more dense than the other ingredients in the drink so it tends to settle to the bottom. Unless you have someone there who would be willing to give it a good stir every once in a while, I would tell you to maybe go a different route. This stuff is about the best drink you could possibly serve though, so I would weigh my options, if I were you! 😉

  • Reply Deb ravary May 14, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Can I add alcohol? What type? Tequila, rum??? I want to make enough for a punch bowl full, can anybody give me the amounts? And the amount of alcohol as well

  • Reply Alex Ribeiro May 15, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Make it and drink, don’t store in fridge!

  • Reply Jazmine May 16, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Very good flavor. I doubled the recipe and added extra limes too . It wasn’t strong enough at first. I used 12 limes, and 1 cup of sugar total for a double batch.

  • Reply Deb May 19, 2015 at 6:35 am

    I need someone to give me the recipe for this drink with alcohol, would rum work? Or vodka? And I need to make enough to fill a punch bowl, can anyone help? Have to made a large amount???

  • Reply Taylor Thurston May 20, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Deb, you can add alcohol! The usual recipe makes enough for one pitcher, so to fill a big punch bowl I would triple or even quadruple the recipe. You can add rum to your taste. Just add a little bit at a time while tasting along the way until you like the flavor!

  • Reply Libby May 23, 2015 at 3:26 am

    Thank you for posting this! I just got a bunch of limes and had no idea what to do with them. Now I know what I’m making for our Memorial Day BBQ! 🙂

    • Reply Nikki July 29, 2016 at 8:20 am

      White or dark rum?

  • Reply Anne O'Donnell June 1, 2015 at 11:28 am

    I wish I could agree that it is the best, but unfortunately all that sugar is not the best for good health. I would be able to consume just the pure coconut milk and lime – nature’s very best!

  • Reply Connie June 6, 2015 at 10:17 am

    i’m late for the party, but these are wonderful! Having one right now. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply Tammy June 18, 2015 at 2:39 am

    Hello, this seems to be a really good recipe that i’d like to try! The directions instruct us to thoroughly wash the limes with soap & water. I’m wondering what type of soap to use…or if the fruit & vegetable wash sold at some retailers would do? Which kind did you use?

  • Reply Rochelle June 19, 2015 at 6:24 am

    Dear Taylor when you posted this recipe did you think you would the comments re: lemons vs limes? Or what about the questions re: alcohol hahahahhaahhahah! I’ll cont to tune to what ever you post. Awesome sauuuuce!

  • Reply Taylor Thurston June 20, 2015 at 3:47 am

    Rochelle, you are my new favorite human. Hilarious! Thanks for the laugh and for following along. Means the world!

  • Reply Taylor Thurston June 20, 2015 at 3:49 am

    I honestly just used dish soap, but your idea to use the fruit and vegetable wash sounds like a WAYYYYY better idea! I just scrubbed them to within an inch of its life with a new sponge!

  • Reply Rosie June 21, 2015 at 2:27 am

    Definitely trying this! Tucanos is one of my favorite restaurant and I had tried their lemonade before and it was delish! Excited to try this at home. 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  • Reply EZB June 21, 2015 at 2:35 am

    Thanks it looks great. May improve with fresh mint? Either a sprig or ground up like a Mohito? Rum gives me headaches ….so we will s try it as a ” Brazvoditos” – vodka version!

  • Reply Julie June 24, 2015 at 8:18 am

    How long will this last in the fridge

  • Reply Lavonda June 24, 2015 at 8:23 am

    It is definitely a must make. It is so delicious and refreshing.

  • Reply Taylor Thurston June 25, 2015 at 2:24 am

    I’ve left some in the fridge overnight and the next day it is a little more bitter than the day of but not bad. It’s not likely to make it that long but if it does I definitely wouldn’t keep it any longer than two days.

  • Reply Ahliviyah June 25, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    ok, this sounds soooooo yummy… But I’m a diabetic and all that sugar. I have read all the posts hoping someone would give a sugar free version :-(. I’m going to make a pitcher, taste it to know what it is supposed to tase like then work on a diabetic version. So tired of missing out on the good stuff!

    • Reply Tess March 15, 2018 at 10:19 am

      SWERVE is a great alternative sweetener for those with concerns with glycemic levels. It measures the same as sugar. You can even bake with it! Truvia is another alternative I’ve used in the past. Definitely check & read the labels to keep your body optimal and happy. Good luck!

  • Reply Amy Mac June 29, 2015 at 3:51 am

    I have made two batches of this, and it’s just as delicious as it looks. My first batch, I followed the directions to a T and loved it. My second batch, I experimented by pulsing the limes longer to see if I could bring out even MORE lime taste — but it backfired. Pulsing too long breaks up too much of the lime pith (the bitter white part underneath the zesty outside) and makes the drink way too bitter. Be content with pulsing 5-6 times as the directions instruct, and you’ll be happier! This is my new favorite summer drink 🙂

  • Reply lady b June 29, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Who cares if they are called lemons or limes, just use the green ones…lol

  • Reply Jacque July 1, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Hi, thanks for posting. I’m Brazilian and lime is our “limão” – the typical lemon in the US is called “limão galego” at least in Rio, where I’m from, and not used very often. Since limes are bitter (especially the thick white meat inside) and it all gets blended, hence the need for so much sugar. This is the recipe for “limonada suíça” – as we call it in Brazil, but I have never tried it with condensed milk. Never. Tons of sugar, yes. At any rate, not surprised, since so many of our desserts call for condensed milk. We do serve limeade (simply,”limonada”) but the Swiss limeade (limonada suíça) is what you described above, and not as popular as other summer non-alcoholic drinks, such as natural pineapple juices, coconut water, iced “mate”, etc.

  • Reply Rose July 2, 2015 at 4:22 am

    Wohoo, found this on pinterest and OMG! I love Tucanos lemonade!! I can’t wait to try it!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply Amie July 4, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    poopoo lemonade! I died! Thank you for the HUGE LOL…oh and the recipe too

  • Reply Dana July 5, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Yum Super Yum!!! I made this twice so far. Second time I used only 1/3 cup sugar in water because first time was too sweet for us. This amount is perfect! This is such a versatile drink, I absolutely love it!

  • Reply Sabrina July 5, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Can you use lime juice?

  • Reply Lynn July 5, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Is there a sugar free & dairy free version? I need to get off sugar free beverages with aspartame but I can’t drink just water 24/7/365!!! Thanks in advance.

  • Reply Trish July 6, 2015 at 11:33 am

    WOW!!! I tried this tonight for dinner and EVERYONE in the family loved it. Even my picky 4 year old. Yes. Make this!! Thank you so much for the recipe!

  • Reply Ola Wilczek July 7, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    The best Lemonade I’ve ever made. Both me and my husband loved it. Thx for recipe!

  • Reply Rhaina July 9, 2015 at 3:38 am

    Admittedly I made a few tweeks based on the comments, but I must say I loved the recipe. Thanks for sharing!!! I used cream of coconut instead of condensed milk because I’m a huge fan of those flavors together. My husband was the first to sample it he did a happy dance at first sip. Now I. Not sure I made enough ☺️

  • Reply Taylor Thurston July 12, 2015 at 4:38 am

    Hahaha! I love this. What a sweet guy!

  • Reply Taylor Thurston July 15, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    You can do anything your little heart desires. It obviously won’t be the same, but I’m sure it will still be delicious and creamy!

  • Reply Lorna July 16, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    I must give this a try but the REALLY fun part was reading all the comments hahahahaha. Now I am late but it was worth it! 🙂

  • Reply Claudia July 17, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Hi! I am from Colombia (South America) and we just made it simple…Green lemon and yellow lemon/limón verde y limón amarillo.English language is sometimes a bit too complicated.Delicious recipe and fun to read comments.Enjoy it everybody!

  • Reply Cheryl July 18, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Do you suppose it could be made in a sugar free version? Maybe using agave and just cream? it sounds wonderful!

  • Reply Pam July 19, 2015 at 12:56 am

    Thanks for this great recipe! Reading the comments has been very entertaining.

  • Reply Emeraldbty July 20, 2015 at 4:54 am

    Wouldn’t it be the same if it was just the lemon juice, instead if grinding it all up and chancing the bitterness? I think this way, it would get more bitter the longer it sits if not consumed the same day. Making it by pitcher, that is.

  • Reply Karyn July 22, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    It goes very well with gin!

  • Reply Deana July 28, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Anyone tried it with vodka or tequila?

  • Reply Rena Nunley July 29, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Wow, ha, everyone and his brother has their opinion as to what lemons and limes are. Here in Brazil “lima” is not lemon and “limão” is not lime. To further confuse, different regions of Brazil don’t call each of these the same thing. The limão we use are the color of limes on the outside but the size of lemons. One can get big yellow US lemons but they’re mostly imported. The only ones I use are the limão, they’re green on the outside and big.
    One thing that needs to be specified in the recipe is HOW MUCH JUICE instead of saying “4 limes”. American limes are usually smaller than Brazilian limao. I make this recipe (as one reader said, it’s called Swiss Lemonade here) pretty often and I can make a half gallon with only 2-3 lemons. Also, if you’re using limes/lemons, etc that have seeds (our Brazilian lemons don’t have seeds), make sure you take the seeds out before you process it or there will be some added bitterness!
    I don’t use milk or condensed milk in mine, just the water and sugar, but I’ve had it like that before and it certainly is good. It really is a great recipe, especially with the added benefit of the lemon oil in the peels!

  • Reply Christina August 2, 2015 at 11:12 am

    I just bathed in this.

  • Reply Taylor Thurston August 2, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Favorite comment. You win.

  • Reply Lili August 4, 2015 at 3:17 am

    Can I use a juicer instead of a blender for the limes? Or is there some kind of special taste from the rinds that are necessary in this recipe?

  • Reply Melissa August 6, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    the only thing that comes to mind concerning this recipe is I remember cooking with my grandma as a kid. If a recipe called for buttermilk and she didn’t have any, she squeezed lemon juice in the sweet milk to make buttermilk. With that in mind, there’s no way I could drink this. LOL!!

  • Reply Terey August 7, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Why was I u subscribed?

  • Reply Emmelle August 8, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Can’t wait to try this–with and without rum. The comments are to die for! Much more entertaining than reading the latest news and politics before bed. Thank you for posting the recipe.

  • Reply Amanda August 12, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Just made it and very little tart noted. The condensed milk keeps it smooth and helps with my gastric reflux.:) Next time I’ll just cut the sugar a bit. Very refreshing, thanks.

  • Reply Susan August 18, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Glad I found this recipe! A new favorite of the family, and looks great to serve too!!

  • Reply Kimberly Fowler October 1, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    “Poopoo lemonade”, I’m dying. 😂

  • Reply Amanda November 11, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    I just made this and it is absolutely delicious. I am very pleasantly surprised…thank you! Have a full pitcher in the fridge and am already thinking about when I can make it again!

  • Reply Amanda November 12, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    I’m Brazilian. Let me explain your doubt: Here our lemons are what you call “limes”. It’s what we use fore lemonades, salad dressings, lemon pie, and YES caipirinhas. Your lemons (the yellow ones) are called sicilian lemons here, and are really hard to find and expensive. We use it only for expensive recipes.
    Anyway. Our usual lemonade is just lemon (lime), sugar and water. If you squeeze the lemons it’s called lemonade, if you mix it al in the blender is suiss lemonade. But as much as we love condensed milk and use it in many desserts and some alcoholic drinks (batidinha) we do not use it to make lemonade.

  • Reply Gabby December 5, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Where in the U.S. do you all live that you don’t have yellow lemons?
    I live in California and use yellow lemons for lemonade can’t say I’ve ever used a lime i think it would be a bit much..

  • Reply Fabiola December 13, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    this is not brazilian!

  • Reply Natalie January 4, 2016 at 11:20 am

    I like lemons or is it limes…..

  • Reply Donna January 11, 2016 at 9:36 am

    OMG.. Ok after reading all the replys this is what I did. I took the skin completely off 2 limes ( put in a pitcher and smashed with mallet) then I added 1/3 cup vanilla coconut milk, 1/2 cup splenda and 6 cups cold water. Mixed well till sugar dissolves. Put just a couple 1/2 slices of lime with skim on and tasted. OMG again, best drink ever. I could drink this all day everyday. Thanks so much for sharing recipe ideas.

  • Reply Pam January 15, 2016 at 2:47 am

    I have read every comment. Have laughed out loud at the lime vs lemon debates, the sweet condensed milk vs coconut water vs regular milk debates and what color fruit we are discussing concerns. I must say after all the discussions and my dear love for LIMES…the small green fruits, that are called by many names here, I cannot wait to try the initial recipe that was posted and possibly some of the spin-offs with different alcohols. I love tequila and Captain Morgan and am pretty sure both will go just fine with this drink. I will weigh in after I embark on my new adventure. : )

  • Reply Cheri January 15, 2016 at 4:45 am

    This has been comical! I cannot believe that one person has not mentioned the fact that many things are called different things depending on where you are from. This could be as small as a city away. There are no right or wrong answers. For instance (and I am not even going to mention the locations or this could add on another level of corrections) Soda (Coke, Pepsi, Sprite etc.) is also called pop, soda water, as well as one place I know of they are “all” called Coke. Water fountains that you drink water from in public places are called drinking fountains and also known as bubblers in some areas. These are all just something to honor as differences and to think fondly of other areas that we visit or come in contact with. The thing I love most about all recipes – is that you can change things up depending on your taste, your dietary needs, or just to be different! At any rate, it is also great to hear other peoples ideas and thoughts because it always makes us think a little outside of our own box! I will start with your recipe Taylor, this sounds yummy and I cannot wait to try it! But after that, I am unsure of which way I will go. They all sound yummy and so I may just try them all! Thanks for sharing – everyone!

    • Reply Helen February 27, 2016 at 3:18 am

      In Australia we call your soda ‘Soft drink’.

    • Reply Brandon Owens November 30, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      Not the point of you your comment, but I have a quick question. In the place where they are all called Coke, how do you order and actual Coke?

  • Reply Astaruth January 20, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Genteeee sou brasileira e moro no Brasil, limon e limão e temos uma grande variedade de Limão e temos a Lima que é uma parente do limão e mais próximo da laranja, acredito que o nome da receita deve ser pq e uma mistura muito parecida com a caipirinha salvo o leite e a falta de álcool, mas pode ser tb pq quem inventou foi um brasileiro.

  • Reply Carla January 21, 2016 at 9:56 am

    I’m brazilian… And… In fact, here we called “swiss lemonade”.

  • Reply Dante January 22, 2016 at 6:25 am

    That’s because lemons are really used in Latin American cuisine

  • Reply Talon January 26, 2016 at 5:31 am

    I’m assuming that just like in spanish, Portuguese uses the same word for lemon and lime so yeah, lemonade!

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  • Reply Clare January 27, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Reached end of comment thread, still no mention of alcohol measurement. Assume 1 pitcher = a billion shots of tequila, but don’t want to underestimate.

    Plz advise. V. important.

    • Reply taythurston January 27, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      Hey Clare!

      I wish I could help you out, but I actually don’t drink alcohol so I wouldn’t know the first thing about recommending measurements to anyone. If I were you, I would add a little bit at a time and taste along the way until you like what you’re tasting. I’m sorry I can’t help you out more!

    • Reply Karen April 2, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      Since it serves 8, I would add 12 oz since a shot is 1-1/2 oz.

      • Reply Cami June 15, 2016 at 1:05 am

        You are brilliant. I truly mean that. Logical …thank you

  • Reply Livia January 29, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    where I’m from in Brazil, we call it “Swiss Lemonade” and (my family’s) regular lemonade is just made of lemons, sugar, water and ice (minus water and add Cachaça and you’ll get a sort of Caipirinha) And about the fruits denominations, Lime (green) is our Tahitian Lemon and Lemon (yellow) is our Scicilian Lemon.

  • Reply Sophia February 2, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Does it say how much it will make?

    • Reply taythurston February 3, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      This makes enough for about eight people to have one glass poured over ice.

  • Reply Rebecca February 2, 2016 at 10:02 am

    To the person wanting to add alcohol. Why not make the drink with out. Then add alcohol per glass as poured.

  • Reply Lisa @ garlicandzest.com February 5, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Gee, it’s too bad no one liked your post! LMAO!

    • Reply taythurston February 7, 2016 at 12:54 am

      HAHA! I know, I’ve been feeling pretty bad about it! 😉

  • Reply Cecilia February 12, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    A curiosity, in Brazil we call this Swiss Lemonade. As a child I used to think that it actually came from Switzerland.

  • Reply Maria February 14, 2016 at 4:39 am

    In Brazil we call this swiss lemonade.

  • Reply Julie Flandorfer February 20, 2016 at 4:23 am

    This is delicious! However the condensed milk curdled in the lime juice. Did this happen to anyone else? Ok to drink it?

    • Reply taythurston February 22, 2016 at 4:50 am

      I’ve never had this happen nor had anyone have this happen. You should win an award! 😉 I would make a new batch if it were me.

      • Reply Trudy May 12, 2016 at 5:05 pm

        What’s the calories in this drink

  • Reply Annaliese February 28, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    It is called lemonade in Brazil, because there the green “lemon” is lemon not lime, the yellow one is referred to as “limao siliciano” which is a lemon, but a different kind of lemon and not nearly as much popular as the green one.

  • Reply Terri March 8, 2016 at 12:03 am

    This recipe is EVERYTHING! Thank you so much for sharing. I doubled the recipe to make a full pitcher and my whole family loved it. One of the best things I’ve found on pintrest so far!

  • Reply Michelle March 8, 2016 at 5:19 am

    Lololol, “poopoo water” ! I keep trying so hard not to laugh…the hubby is asleep and it’s 12:15 am…I had to get up and come into the bathroom so that I could actually laugh out loud!
    Thank you for sharing! And yes that includes the actual recipe and not changing its title to poopoo water!

  • Reply Michelle March 8, 2016 at 5:28 am

    Correction “Poopoo lemonade

  • Reply Iris March 10, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Simply delicious! I am a huge fan of Limes and so this I had to try. We love to try new twists and recipes on favorite foods. My daughter just yelled to me, “make more!” I think we may have our favorite new drink for now. Cheers!

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  • Reply Anonymous April 7, 2016 at 2:08 am

    Hi I just wanted to take the time out to thank you for this amazing recipe. I had my boyfriend’s 30th birthday party last night and wanted to make some sort of fun summer cocktail. I added crushed mint leaves and Bacardi to your recipe and everyone went wild for it. Never anticipated it would be such a hit!! Everyone felt the condensed milk was such an odd ingredient and yet the outcome was so tasty. I rely on Pinterest to try new recipes but the way you described this drink had me sold. Will definitely be keeping an eye out for your updates. You are my new kitchen guru! Hope to learn and experience a lot more from you. And btw your website domain is pretty cool too!!

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  • Reply Cindy June 12, 2016 at 10:12 am

    I made this for the first time last night for my husband and me. I knew we wanted to add alcohol to it, so I left out some of the water. We added Tanquery to one glass and Pims #1 to a second glass – they were both delicious! I’d love it without the alcohol, too. Lime is one of my favorite flavors, and that milk is one of my favorite yummy ingredients. Thanks for the recipe – we are going to have them again tonight!

  • Reply Allie McGee June 13, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    I tried making this today it was really good though i personally may have blended my limes to much it was a little bitter which made me increase the sweetened condensed milk but overall it was great, perfect for a hot day

  • Reply Imakestuff June 16, 2016 at 5:40 am

    Brother bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime
    His sister had another one she paid it for the lime

    She put the lime in the coconut, she drank ’em bot’ up

    Malibu coconut rum for the win ! and sing the song while your enjoying this tasty drink, thanks

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  • Reply Thais December 7, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Yeah, not a “Brazilian” lemonade, as we do not put condensed milk in our “limonada”, but rather a modified version of what’s called Swiss lemonade in Brazil… But sure, we’ll take the credit for this delicious concotion! ;P

  • Reply Lee Ann January 30, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    I realize this is an old post but have a common fix that always works for the bitterness. To get rid of any bitterness to lemonade or limeade, add a small pinch of salt to your glass of “-ade”! Works every time. I haven’t made a pitcher full yet, but would do the same, tasting along the way as I think it might take a little less salt for a full pitcher, rather than a pinch of salt per glass.

    I also use the light agave syrup and it is wonderful. It’s still sweet but has a lower glycemic index. And I’m going to try mine with coconut cream for my nightly bedtime beverage, whatever you choose to call it. Cheers!

  • Reply LaTrice Mays March 9, 2017 at 10:33 am

    What can you use in place of regular sugar?

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  • Reply Ann E Grozdanich May 30, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    I made this for the first time this weekend & it was a hit!! We added Bacardi white rum, but my niece added Malibu rum, and both were delicious. The only thing I would change is to added a good splash of club soda next time! Delicious…thanks so much for sharing!

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  • Reply All I do is drink Brazilian lemonade October 27, 2019 at 8:27 am

    It pairs great with a white rum or also vodka (Pinnacle Whip Cream anybody?). Sub some of the water for alcohol -it’s so sweet you can make it dangerously strong quite easily. BUT the absolute BEST adjustment we’ve ever made was swapping the sweetened condensed milk with CREAM OF COCONUT – NOT coconut cream (find cream of coconut in the mixed drink section at your liquor store. It’s whats used to make Pina Coladas) OMG. It’s sooo incredibly good.

    I have had this bookmarked on my iPhone for probably 4+ years now… This stuff is magical and everyone is always amazed at how good it is when we make it. You can’t go wrong with this concoction!


  • Reply Riya January 9, 2020 at 12:53 am

    condensed milk with lemonade.. its new for me..
    surely will try this

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