Brazilian Lemonade One Cup at a Time

I love the uniqueness of Brazilian Lemonade, but to make a whole pitcher can be a bit much.  Authentic Brazilian Lemonade is made by pulsing the whole lime and then straining.  It does not store well, because it turns bitter the longer it sits.  Since I am the main drinker of this summery drink, it was a bit foolish of me to make a whole pitcher and then gorge myself on it.  So, I came up with a simple substitute that suits me just fine.

 

Brazilian Lemonade

2 Tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice (or from concentrate)

1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice (or from concentrate)

1 teaspoon sugar

2 Tablespoon sweetened condensed milk

10 ounces cold water

4 ice cubes

Add juices, sugar and sweetened condensed milk into a large glass.  Add half of the water and stir until well combined. Add remaining water and ice.  Garnish with fresh berries if desired.

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

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I have made my own hot chocolate mix for years and it has taken quite a bit of tweaking.  A couple of years ago, I finally got it where I wanted it and it is really delicious.

1(30oz) container of chocolate drink mix (such as nesquick)

24 oz of powdered sugar

18 oz of powdered milk

1(16oz) container of powdered creamer

1 cup (or more if desired) of baking cocoa

1 (3.4 oz) box instant vanilla pudding

Mix all ingredients well and store in container.  Place 1/4 cup into a mug and add boiling water. Top with whipped topping or marshmellows.  Add a candy cane for a stirrer and you’ll make it extra yummy!

Now this makes quite a bit.  So you may want to cut it in half.  We like our hot chocolate so it is just right for us. Or you can put some in a pretty jar and give it away as a gift!

Lemon-Lime Cooler

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MMMM! One of my favorite summer-time drinks. I found a recipe for Brazilian Lemonade last year.  It called for using whole limes that you processed in a blender.  I found the drink to be a bit to bitter for my liking so I altered it to this…

Juice of 2 lemons and 5 limes

1/4-1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk

1 cup sugar

6-8 cups water

Combine all ingredients and serve over ice.

Enjoy!