Temperatures are starting to warm up. Spring is on its way! Brazilian limonada is a delicious and refreshing drink to cool down on a warm day. The word for lime in Portuguese is limão, so in Portuguese the drink is called limonada, which translates to lemonade despite being made with limes. The limes are thrown into the blender whole which seems a little unorthodox, but it gets so much flavor out of your limes from the juice and zest. Both junior and senior chefs loved this drink!

Serves 6 servings

Brazilian Limonada
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  • 4 limes, washed and scrubbed well
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 4 cups ice


  1. Cut off and discard the tips of the limes. Then cut the limes into quarters.
  2. To a large blender, add limes, sugar, condensed milk, water, and ice. Pulse mixture 5-8 times until the ingredients are just combined. You want to break up the limes but not pulverize them.
  3. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a large pitcher. Use the back of a spoon to push out as much liquid as possible. Discard the solids.
  4. Divide among ice filled glasses and serve immediately.