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Sticking with drink recipes, lets go a little further south down to Brazil for another lemonade recipe! Yes, this doesn’t look like any other lemonade you’ve probably ever seen. It’s kind of white… and is that a lime on the glass edge? I guess in the US this is more of a limeade, but only because Brazilian lemons are closer in flavor to limes than lemons, at least that’s the case here. As for the creamy look, it’s sweetened condensed milk. And before that makes you want to close this page, you need to try it! I was a bit skeptical at first, but I like trying new things, and this seemed adventurous. Well, sort of… But it really is amazing, and I hope you try it, because you’ll be missing out otherwise! It’s such a unique flavor, and quite pretty as well πŸ™‚ The only bad thing about this recipe is that you can’t make it in advance. Once you make it, it’s best if you can drink it all. The citrus and the sweetened condensed milk start doing funny things together. If you’re worried about it making too much, do like I did, and make a half batch the first time around. Just because you don’t believe me with how great this stuff is. It’s okay, I understand!Brazilian Lemonade
Note: Try to find limes with thin, smooth skin that are heavy for their size. They’re the juiciest and the thin skin will make the drink less bitter.

4 large limes
1 cup sugar
6 cups cold water
6 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

Mix cold water and sugar very well and chill until ready to use.

Wash limes thoroughly with soap in order to remove the wax and pesticides. Cut the ends off the limes and then cut each lime in half, and then quarter each lime half.

Place half of the lime pieces in the blender. Add half of the sugar water, place the lid on the blender, then pulse 5to 8 times. Place a fine-mesh strainer over a pitcher and pour the blended mixture through the strainer and into the pitcher. Use a spoon to press the rest of the liquid into the pitcher. Discard the pulp and remnants in the strainer. Repeat with the remaining limes and sugar water. Add sweetened condensed milk; mix well. Taste test and add more sugar or sweetened condensed milk if the lemonade is bitter. Serve immediately over ice.

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