This weekend was so beautiful - sunny and blue skies here. I loved just being with my family. It's just what I needed. And I am still ahead in my schoolwork. Not too shabby. On Saturday, my husband and I took our baby to the park and let her swing, slide, and play with the ducks. She loved it. But we were sure hot when we got home.
For dinner, I had planned on Fajitas. But after getting home from the park I was so hot that I needed something really cold and refrehsing to cool me off. I had some limes and remembered the delicious Brazilian limeade my sister had made. She made it for a dinner party a few years ago and I have loved it ever since. I called her for the recipe but she couldn't find it. I searched online, found some similar, and made some adjustment. This is so easy. No real prepwork needed.
3 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups water
1-2 trays of ice
Cut off the ends of your limes and then cut each into 6 pieces. Place limes, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, and waterin a blender. Blend for about 20 seconds. Place through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing down to get all the liquid out. Discard lime pulp. Return liquid to blender with ice. Blend desired consistency. Serve.
Makes 4 servings (or 2 of those glasses pictured plus a little leftover).
When blending it with the ice, I like to do it in 2 batches, I have less overflowing (and therefore wasted) juice.
If you want a slushy type drink, or if you want to stretch your drink a little further - use 2 trays of ice. If you want a nice cold drink - just do one. (Pictured is one.)
If you want to make this ahead, prepare your juice and then blend with ice just before serving.