Brazilian Lemonade (Limanada Suica)

10 minutes

super easy

5 people

This foamy Brazilian Lemonade is this summer’s TikTok sensation! A pure delight with a touch of coconut water to make it a tad more exotic! 

Everyone loves a thirst-quenching lemonade! Imagine a creamier, smoother version! The Brazilians found the answer to our prayers: a sweetened condensed milk lemonade with lime and lots of ice! This ‘Limanada,` also called Brazilian lemonade, is so simple to make and needs only three or four ingredients: condensed milk, limes, coconut water, and a pinch of salt with some ice cubes. It’s so simple yet so innovative for anyone outside of Brazil… Brazilian Lemonade was a big trend on TikTok this past summer, so I needed to try it out, and I’m so glad I did! 

Limanada

What is Condensed Milk?

Condensed milk is found in can form; it’s milk that loses about 60% of its water. And what is the difference between evaporated and condensed milk? Condensed milk is usually sweetened up, while evaporated milk isn’t. So there you have it, it’s a sweet, thicker milk, which means perfection in an acidic company, for instance: limes! Plus, it brings all this fluffiness to the drink!

With or Without the Peel?

Some TikTok videos used the whole lime, while others cut it off. I chose to take off the peel since my limes weren’t organic, and I know it’s pretty hard to take the pesticide away from citrus fruits. But you could leave it if you find some lovely organic limes and don’t mind the extra bitterness. You must first mix the whole limes with coconut water and strain them in a meshed sieve. Then add the juice to the blender with the condensed milk and ice cubes, and voila! This version, however, does not need to cut the peel off each lime. You choose what technique sounds better!

Foamy Brazilian Lemonade

Pulp or no Pulp

In the video, I blend everything together, which makes a lemonade with a bit of pulp. If you prefer without pulp, use the above technique with the peeled limes and coconut water blended first. Then, strain it and blend it again with the added ice and condensed milk. This way, it will be pulpless. Both ways are in the description.

Lime Juice

Some limes are drier than others; I recommend taking limes with less texture on their skin, the smoothest, the juiciest. Also, buy a few more limes to ensure you get enough juice. You can do a small test with a half lime to see if it has enough juice to fill a small spoon; it’s good! Otherwise, you’ll need some more limes.

Coconut Water or Water?

The original recipe uses simple water, but I thought adding a bit of tropical flair wouldn’t hurt. Plus, coconut water is filled with electrolytes, helping you hydrate better. On TikTok, I saw a variation of this recipe made with coconut milk instead of condensed milk, which I thought looked yummy, too.

Limeade

FAQ

Could I use evaporated milk instead?

Yes, it would make an unsweetened version, but you could choose to add a lovely agave, honey, or maple syrup to balance the sweetness and sourness.

How many ice cubes does it need?

I’ve used five big cubes, but it’s up to you.

Could I use lemon?

Yes, why not?

Could I make an alcoholic drink out of this?

Add a touch of rum or Cachaça to make it an adult version. Cachaça is a sugar cane distilled alcohol from Brazil.

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Brazilian Lemonade

Brazilian Limanada Suica

A refreshing and creamy limonade made of limes, condensed milk and coco water for refreshing yourself this summer!
4.94 from 48 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: alcohol free, condensed milk, drink, kid-friendly, lemonade, limanada, lime, summer
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 217kcal
Author: Marie Breton

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 5 limes peeled
  • 300 g sweetened condensed milk
  • 100 g coconut water or water
  • 8 ice cubes
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

Without Pulp

  • Add the peeled limes and coconut water to the blender and blend.
  • Pass through a fine mesh strainer and collect only the juice.
  • Add, once more, the lime juice, ice cubes, salt, and condensed milk to the blender and mix until smooth.

With Pulp

  • Start by cutting the peel of the lime off.
  • Add to blender with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Blend until smooth.

Video

Notes

Serve with a decorative lime and extra ice if wanted and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 194IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Brazilian Limanada Suica
Amount per Serving
Calories
217
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
20
mg
7
%
Sodium
 
100
mg
4
%
Potassium
 
341
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
40
g
13
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
34
g
38
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
194
IU
4
%
Vitamin C
 
22
mg
27
%
Calcium
 
198
mg
20
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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6 Comments

  • Bernice

    5 stars
    Talk about irresistible!! Wow. I can just imagine this tastes almost exactly like a key lime pie… am I right?
    Condensed milk is so sweet but it pairs perfectly with fresh lime juice and (dare I say it) RUM

  • Nancy

    5 stars
    This is such a refreshing summer cocktail. I love that I can make it for the kids and also spike it for the adults.

  • Sangeetha

    4 stars
    I tried and love this alcohol-free Brazilian Lemonade recipe! It’s no wonder it’s a TikTok sensation; the smooth and irresistible taste is simply delightful. The addition of coconut water adds a touch of exoticness that takes this lemonade to a whole new level. Perfect for cooling down on hot summer days and enjoying a refreshing twist on a classic favorite!

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