A Kid-Friendly Summer Drink from Brazil
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A Kid-Friendly Summer Drink from Brazil

Summer is rolling in. We’ve got a quick, easy recipe for a tasty and refreshing Brazilian treat: Brazilian Lemonade. But this lemonade is not made with lemons! It’s made with limes. Try it out with your kids, and then adapt the recipe to meet your tastes. When we made this, we added a little a less sugar and a little more lime.


Brazilian Lemonade (Limeaid)
  • 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups of water

1. Wash limes, remove the zest (otherwise known as the peel), and slice limes into quarters.

2. Variations: For a more bitter, tangy taste, you can keep the zest on and strain the drink before pouring into a serving pitcher. We’re too lazy to get out a strainer, so we peeled the limes. You can also juice them (although I might add a lime or two if you do that) and add a tablespoon of lime zest.

3. Dump everything into a blender and blend for 20 seconds or so.

4. Mix well and serve over ice.

It’s a refreshing drink with a unique flavor that my kids struggled to describe. They were intrigued with the frothy topping that formed a mustache on their upper lip and surprised by the sweet taste. I guess most of my other lime-based drinks are a bit tarter. Maybe next time, I’ll add more zest and see what happens. We all agreed that it was definitely worth making again. I would call that a win.

So whip up some Brazilian Lemonade, find a nice sunny spot to hang out, and take a few minutes to talk to your Pack-n-Go Girl about your next adventure while you enjoy it.

And if you need a Brazilian adventure to read along with it, try Mystery of the Troubled Toucan or Mystery of the Lazy Loggerhead. Check them out here.