Monday, August 8, 2016

Brazilian Lemonade

To celebrate the Rio Olympics, here is a drink called Brazilian lemonade. Interestingly, there is no lemon in this lemonade, but there's a lot of limes! 

I love the Olympics, and although I've been at the medical ICU, I've been watching it nonstop. We hooked up our TV finally! While there's certainly been a fair amount of controversy on Rio Olympics, it's nice to honor all the athletes on their big competition and have a little world unity. 
I once read an article talking about why woman in general don't follow regular sports but go crazy over the Olympics - it's because of all the personal stories, national pride, and sacrifice are really highlighted. It's been so inspiring to see these athletes dedicate their lives to being the best. Plus, you don't see gymnastics, swimming, beach volleyball, or track and field everyday (as well as the more obscure sports, like discus and synchronized swimming).
I confess to being a little obsessed, and I may or may not have watched hours of youtube videos of current and old Olympic events ... and maybe I re-watched the entire Beijing opening ceremony as well...
I first had this drink in a Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chao, and I've been hooked. The condensed milk and limes is like a refreshing key lime pie in drink form - lighter and perfect for hot summer days (or hiding indoors and watching the Summer Olympics). Adapted from Natasha's Kitchen.

Ingredients
1 cup cold water
1 cup ice
granulated sugar, to taste
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 lime zest
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

Directions
Add water, ice, sugar, lime juice and lime zest into your blender. Add 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk. Blend until smooth and frothy.  Add water, ice and lime to adjust thickness and sugar to adjust sweetness to desired level. Serve with lime slices and enjoy!

18 comments:

  1. Wow what an interesting drink- the creaminess from the condensed milk combined with the lime seems like quite the combo!

    With regards to the olympics, I must admit I haven't watched it much other than when it's playing in the background at restaurants etc but there is still an excitement with keeping up to date with who is winning what.

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    1. It's like a key lime pie in drink form! I stalk the olympics as well as the news updates. It'll have a more free time and sleep once Rio2016 ends haha

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  2. I am so excited to try this! Looks like the perfect summertime pick me up! And I am not a sports girl at all....unless you count the Puppy Bowl? Hahaha! :)

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    1. I hadn't heard of the puppy bowl but upon googling I'm a fan too now! :)

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  3. Looks so good! Interesting with milk and lime!

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    1. It seems a little unusual but the creaminess and tartness is a great combo

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  4. This lemonade taste very refreshing! Great for the Northeast humidity!

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  5. Wow never heard of this before, thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love this recipe - so refreshing and perfect for these last days of summer!

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  7. This seriously looks so good! I would try mine with coconut milk!
    Kyla
    Wanderlustkyla.com

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  8. omg it's like key lime pie in a glass!! I've never heard of Brazilian lemonade but I am making it for sure - may have to try an adult version though!!

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  9. My mouth is watering thinking of this! Sounds great so I'm going to try it. Pinned so I don't lose it.

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  10. I really enjoy lemonade but never had it this way.

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  11. This is such a great idea! They sound cooling, refreshing and oh so simple to make.

    Sophie | MapleTreeBlog

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  12. This lemonade sounds really good and perfect for the summer heat that doesn't seem to be going away. :)

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