Quick Brazilian Lemonade

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Tasty lemonade with a creamy twist. I love this summertime treat, it hits the spot on hot days. Typically this drink is made with sweetened condensed milk, but using cream of coconut instead not only gives it more tropical flavor, but also makes it a dairy-free treat. Limes, not lemons you wonder? That is simply how Brazilian 'lemonade' is made.

1
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups cold water

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 4 limes

  • 6 tablespoons cream of coconut

Directions

  1. Stir water and sugar together in a bowl until sugar dissolves; chill in refrigerator.

  2. Cut ends off of each lime and cut each lime into 8 segments.

  3. Working in batches, pulse sugar-water and lime wedges together in a blender several times. Pour mixture through a strainer into a pitcher.

  4. Stir cream of coconut into lime mixture.

Cook's Note:

Since this doesn't sit well, if you don't plan to serve this right away you can get the rest ready and refrigerate it until you are ready to mix in the cream of coconut and serve.

Not familiar with cream of coconut? Look for it to be sold in cans around the mixed drink section since it is often used for pina coladas. Don't confuse with coconut cream; cream of coconut is much sweeter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

214 Calories
3g Fat
49g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 214
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 45g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 13mg 65%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 49mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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