Brazilian Limeade


Brazilian Limeade, also known as a summertime staple! With this heat wave among us we all need as many refreshing drinks as we can get our hands on and this one is sure to be a win! It’s bright and tangy, it’s sweet, and it’s deliciously creamy thanks to the sweetened condensed milk. Who could resist?

Brazilian Limeade

A Unique Lemonade/Limeade Recipe

This Brazilian Limeade is such a tasty twist on the classic lemonade! We’ve all tried the basic take on lemonade with water, lemon or lime juice, and sugar (or another sweetener) but have you ever added sweetened condensed milk to the mix?? It works wonders, I love this drink!

Brazilian Limeade My Way

I’ve tried Brazilian limeade so many different ways over the years. Most commonly with the Brazilian limeade recipes you’ll find (in the U.S. anyway), there are whole limes added to the blender. Talk about BITTER!

That white pith is chock full of bitter flavor so of course it makes sense if you blend that up into it (even though it’s drained off) that it will ruin it.


So, years ago, after I tried the whole limes, I moved onto lime zest (and blend that with the mixture then drain it off afterward) and then I realized the lime zest still added a hint of bitter and my kids didn’t like it so I now make it with just the lime juice and it’s perfect!

Brazilian limeade being poured into cups

Ingredients for this Limeade

  • Fresh limes (you’ll need quite a few, and look for the semi-soft big and juicy ones)
  • Cold water
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Granulated sugar
  • Ice

Brazilian Limeade Ingredients fresh limes sweetened condensed milk sugar water ice

How to Make this Brazilian Limeade

  • To a blender add 3 cups of the water, lime juice, sweetened condensed milk and the sugar.
  • Blend until well combined and frothy. Stir in last 1 cup water.
  • Serve immediately over ice so it doesn’t separate.

Brazilian Limeade

So who’s ready to make some and have a big glass?? I know I’m ready for more, this 100 degree weather is too much for me. This is one of the most refreshing drinks on a hot day, trust me! Just be sure you’ve got plenty of ice.

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Brazilian Limeade

4.5 from 2 votes

One of the most refreshing drinks on a hot summer day! It's bright and tangy, it's sweet and tart, and it's even got a delicious creaminess to it thanks to the sweetened condensed milk. Such a tasty twist on the classic lemonade!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 195 kcal


  • 4 cups cold water, divided
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Ice, for serving


  1. To a blender jar add 3 cups water, lime juice, condensed milk and sugar.

  2. Blend on low speed until well combined and frothy, pour in last 1 cup water and give it a quick stir.

  3. Pour over ice in a pitcher in individual cups, serve immediately.

  4. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

Recipe Notes

Recipe updated July 2018

Nutrition Facts
Brazilian Limeade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 69mg 3%
Potassium 212mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Sugars 35g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 2.8%
Vitamin C 14.6%
Calcium 14.1%
Iron 0.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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

  • 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

  • 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:
    for $10. I’m so happy to hear you love my blog, thanks so much! June 1, 2012 at 9:41pm 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

  • Lisa: Looks so cool and refreshing. June 1, 2012 at 2:02pm 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!
    Have a fantastic weekend sweetie! June 1, 2012 at 12:44pm Reply

  • 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

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