Meet your next summer sipping companion: our Creamy, Calming Brazilian Lemonade. It’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot day. The combination of lime, heavy cream and sugar makes for a flavorful way to quench your thirst.
Feel free to play with the ingredients for a tarter (more limes) or sweeter (more sugar) experience. Our recipe calls for the whole lime—pith and all! That’s on purpose, and the result is a dreamy balance of citrus flavor and smooth texture.
You might wonder: Where are the lemons in this so-called lemonade recipe? We know, it’s confusing. But there are no lemons in Brazilian Lemonade, and the translation from English to Brazilian Portuguese might have something to do with it. (“Lemon” is limão siciliano there, and “lime” is simply limão.) It’s also known as Swiss Lemonade because some versions contain sweetened condensed milk. Regardless of the name, it originated in Brazil—though exactly how and when is up for debate.
What isn’t up for debate? Just how refreshing this creamy lemonade is for the beach, the pool or a backyard barbeque. It goes well with vodka or white rum too.