Brazilian Limeade

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The limes make this fresh and flavorful, the sugar is in perfect balance with the limes, and the sweetened condensed milk adds a delicious creamy taste. This is another recipe by Janet Athay that you will love!


 

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Quarter four limes.

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Place them in a blender along with the sugar and 2 c water.

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Pulse the blender up to 4 times.  The limes should be mostly intact after they are processed.

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Pour 4 more cups or water over the limes.  This cleans any extra sugar left behind on the limes.

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Lift the colander and discard the limes.  Pour the mixture into a pitcher. 

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Add the sweetened condensed milk.  Add up to 2 more cups of water depending on your preference of strength.  I like to add 2 cups of ice and no extra water. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.

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Serve immediately for best taste or up to two hours later.

   

Problems

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The biggest problem in making this is over-processing the limes.  It will make the limeade very bitter and it will not taste fresh.  It will seem like you are under-processing the limes, but you will get plenty of taste from very little processing because the lime rind adds a lot of flavor.


   

Variations

Lemons are great in the recipe as well. A mixture of lemons and limes is also good.

Adding fresh raspberries or fresh sliced strawberries at the end is a great twist on the flavor. Fresh sliced lemons and limes also add great taste and make it look delicious.


 

Brazilian Limeade
Janet Athay

4 limes
1 c sugar
6-8 c water
1 T sweetened condensed milk
ice (optional)

Quarter four limes.  Place them in a blender along with the sugar and 2 c water.  Pulse the blender for one second up to 4 times. The limes should be mostly intact after they are processed.  Place a colander in a large bowl and pour the mixture into the colander.  Pour 4 more cups or water over the limes.  This cleans any extra sugar left behind on the limes.  Lift the colander and discard the limes.  Pour the mixture into a pitcher.  Add the sweetened condensed milk.  Add up to 2 more cups of water depending on your preference of strength.  I like to add 2 cups of ice and no extra water.  Serve immediately for best taste or up to two hours after it’s made.

The biggest problem in making this is over-processing the limes.  It will make the limeade very bitter and it will not taste fresh.  It will seem like you are under-processing the limes, but you will get plenty of taste because the lime rind adds a lot of flavor.   


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