Brazilian Limeade

06.01.2012

Hello Summer! Nothing welcomes summer like an ice cold, refreshing beverage does such as this Brazilian Limeade. This drink is simply incredible! I got inspiration for this drink from a Brazilian “Lemonade” recipe I’ve been making for a few years that came fromĀ Sunset Magazine. Yes, indeed that recipe was good, but I always felt like it could use something more. So, here is my version of Brazilian Limeade and why would I call it Brazilian Limeade you may ask? Because the ingredients it uses are Brazilian colors of course =). It also uses the flavors of Brazil.
Send yourself on a mini vacation by lounging out in the sunshine and enjoying a tall glass of this amazingly refreshing Brazilian Lemonade. It may just become a new summertime favorite!
Feel free to adjust this drink to suite your personal taste. Add more or less sugar to reach desired sweetness (1/2 cup was perfect for me). You could even add more lime juice if you want it a bit more tart. I think one of these times I’m going to have to add a few tablespoons of cream because how can I resist =). Enjoy!

Brazilian Limeade

Yield: 3-4 Servings

Brazilian Limeade

Ingredients

  • 5 cups cold water, divided
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large overripe banana, peeled (peel should be speckled, not too overripe)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • Zest of 3 limes
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract

Directions

  • Combine 4 cups cold water (if your blender fits 5 cups well enough then you can add all 5 at this point), coconut milk, sugar, banana, lime juice, lime zest and coconut extract in a blender. Cover with lid and blend on low speed for one minute. Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a pitcher, then using a rubber spatula press and rub lime zest back and forth against strainer to release oils from the zest into pitcher. Pour in remaining 1 cup cold water and stir. Serve over ice. Store in refrigerator and stir each time before serving.
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2012/06/brazilian-limeade/


13 comments

  • Mike: I don’t much care f/ coconut, but this looks good!

    Subscribe to your blog via my reader, enjoy it and look forward to each new post. June 1, 2012 at 10:50am Reply

  • SerenaB: Oh my deliciousness! I am ready to sit on a beach and sip away on this baby for the rest of the day! We are having a Fabulous Friday Party and would love for you to join us! http://www.serenabakessimplyfromscratch.com/2012/06/fabulous-friday-party.html
    Have a fantastic weekend sweetie! June 1, 2012 at 12:44pm Reply

  • Lisa: Looks so cool and refreshing. June 1, 2012 at 2:02pm Reply

  • Cortney: So yummy! I have been on a brazilian lemon/lime-ade kick for a while now. I’ve been adding sweetened condensed milk to mine to give it that creamy texture but I never even thought about adding coconut to the mix. I will be trying this out soon! Do you think it would still be yummy with half lemon/half lime juice? I also don’t have a mesh strainer, any suggestions? Loving your blog. :) June 1, 2012 at 8:30pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Thanks for the comments everyone!
    Cortney – I think half lemon and half lime would still be good, also about the mesh strainer this is a dumb answer to your question but my best recommendation would be to buy one, I didn’t have one until a few years ago and seriously now I don’t know what I’d do without it. I use it so much more then I ever thought I would. You can pick one up at a local supermarket for about $5 I think, or you could get a set of 3 online here:
    http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=13280096
    for $10. I’m so happy to hear you love my blog, thanks so much! June 1, 2012 at 9:41pm Reply

  • Debs @ The Spanish Wok: Anything with lime & cocunut is me. I’ll try this very soon, thanks.

    You are welcome to join in my monthly food blogger event THE SOUP KITCHEN, here offering a new theme each month. All bloggers are welcome, hope to see you participate soon. June 1, 2012 at 11:12pm Reply

  • to2sassy: I think this is screaming for some Rum! Sounds yummy either way! June 6, 2012 at 1:07pm Reply

    • Jennifer Tippett: I know, right? Substitute some of the water for ice and you have a yummy pina-colada-esqu drink. October 6, 2013 at 1:11pm Reply

  • Some Lucky Dog: I love this limeade, thank you for a recipe! June 21, 2012 at 7:55pm Reply

  • Fran@fransfavs.com: Made this, loved this, posted it! So, so delicious and refreshing. http://www.fransfavs.com/2013/09/brazilian-limeade/#more-6672 September 2, 2013 at 10:01am Reply

  • Juliana Cavalcanti: I’m brazilian and loved your drink! Congrats! xoxo December 10, 2013 at 4:19pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear that Juliana! Thanks for leaving a comment! December 20, 2013 at 5:03pm Reply

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