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Brazilian Lemonade (Dairy Free and Lower Sugar)

Updated: May 13, 2021

Dairy Free Lower Sugar Brazilian Lemonade Drink


Don't let the name fool you, Brazilian lemonade is a lime flavored, milk based drink. It is slightly bitter, cut with the creaminess and sweetness of sweetened condensed milk. My Brazilian lemonade is made with coconut milk to make it dairy free, and no extra sugar is added, unlike the traditional recipe. I give the traditional method lightened, and my own method for creating this tasty drink. It is the perfect refreshing drink to go with tacos or other spicy meals, or it makes the perfect beverage for entertaining.


All you need is three ingredients: limes, sweetened condensed coconut milk, and water. I found this dairy free sweetened condensed coconut milk at Walmart.



You will need a high powered blender for this recipe if you are making it the traditional method, but a standard blender will work just fine for my method. Start by cutting up your limes. For the traditional method, cut the limes in half, then each half into quarters. You will have eight pieces from one lime. For my method, you only need to cut them in half then juice them. Make sure you have large, juicy limes. The photo below shows a small, drier lime that I used for garnish.



Add your limes or lime juice to the blender, then add your sweetened condensed coconut milk, followed by cold water.



Blend until all the milk is mixed in and it begins to get frothy for my method. For traditional, blend on medium speed until the limes are a coarse pulp, you do NOT want to blend it until smooth.



Strain out the pulp with cheese cloth or a mesh strainer.



Pour into a pitcher with ice and additional lime slices.



Serve over ice with a lime wedge to garnish. For my method, drink within about 3 days and for traditional, drink up that day because it will become more bitter. Tastes great with tacos, burritos, and more!



 

Ingredients

[Serves 8-10]

3 large juicy limes

1 - 11.6 ounce (or close) can sweetened condensed coconut milk

5 cups cold water


Optional

Additional lime for garnish


Directions

Traditional Method

  1. Start by washing your limes. Then cut each lime in half, then those halves into quarters. So you should have 8 pieces from one lime. Add your lime chunks into a high powered blender.

  2. Next add your sweetened condensed coconut milk to the blender.

  3. Lastly add your cold water.

  4. Blend on low slowly increasing to medium speed, blend until the limes are a coarse pulp, you do NOT want to blend it until smooth.

  5. Using a cheese cloth or fine mesh strainer, strain out the pulp.

  6. Pour into a pitcher full of ice and add lime wedges to garnish.

  7. With this method it should be drank up that day, the lime will become very bitter the next day. This is due to blending the full limes.

My Method (less bitter and keeps longer)

  1. Start by washing your limes. Then cut each lime in half, then juice them. Add the juice to your blender.

  2. Next add your sweetened condensed coconut milk to your blender, you will still want to blend with this method because the milk will not fully mix in if you don't.

  3. Lastly add your cold water.

  4. Blend on medium speed until there are no lumps of sweetened condensed milk and it gets a little frothy.

  5. Pour into a pitcher full of ice and add lime wedges to garnish.

  6. Enjoy within about 3 days or less for best flavor.



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