International Recipes

Brazilian Lemonade

Brazilian lemons look and taste more like common limes, so this lemonade recipe does not call for lemons. The touch of sweetened condensed milk gives this drink a rich, subtle creaminess while the blender creates a frothy finish.

This refreshing cooler, ideal on a hot summer day, is best served immediately as it becomes bitter tasting when made ahead of time.

Brazilian Lemonade

This is best served immediately over ice cubes or crushed ice.


  • 4 fresh limes, washed thoroughly
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup Nestlé® Carnation Sweetened Condensed Milk, divided
  • 14 ice cubes (1 tray), divided, + more for serving


  1. Cut off ends of each lime and cut each into 8 wedges. Place 16 wedges, 3 cups water, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk and 7 ice cubes in blender. Cover; blend for 20 seconds. (Blending longer will cause drink to become bitter.)
  2. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a pitcher to remove rinds.
  3. Repeat with remaining ingredients.


Recipe and photo used with permission from: Society des Produits Nestlé® S.A., Vevey, Switzerland

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