The Olympics + Brazilian Limeade Recipe

Let me just start by saying - I LOVE THE OLYMPICS!!! 

Someone commented that they thought I didn't like sports and I had to explain that the Olympics and American Football are two very very different things. I think the Olympics are so special because all the countries are there representing where they are from, they cheer each other on and it's just so patriotic. 

I have to admit I cry a lot when I watch the Olympics. It is really ridiculous and I have no idea why I get so emotional but I do. ha! You don't even want to see my when I look at the Refugee's team page....

I've been extra excited about the Olympics this year because, as many of you know, I was born in Brazil and lived there until I was 9 years old. 

Here are two random facts: 

1. Brazilians spell Brazil with an 's' not a 'z'. It annoyed me for a long time when I moved back and had to spell Brazil with a 'z' rather than the correct way of Brasil with an 's'. I'm over it now though. =)

2. I've decided that if the Brazilians lose a sport in the Olympics they can just go comfort themselves at a Brazilian steakhouse where they will be served endless meat, cheese bread, tropical fruits, and many more other delicious Brazilian foods. Can I be an Olympic loser and go to Brazil to eat please? Have I mentioned to you that when I went back to visit Brazil I gained 10 pounds in 2 weeks? I'm telling you, their food is amazing! 

So today I bring to you a super easy Brazilian limeade recipe. It has sweetened condensed milk and limes and although it sounds weird they go great together. I've shared this on the blog before but it was a few years back so I'm re-sharing this recipe. 

I've also thought about sharing some more Brazilian recipes on the blog. Would anyone be interested? 

Here is the recipe for the limeades. I'll be drinking some while I cheer on the USA and Brasil, with an 's'. 

To read more about Brazil check out the following posts:
Brazilian Collard Greens 
My Parent's Story of Being Missionaries in Brazil
Where I Come From


  1. Ooh these look so good! Definitely going to try them out!

  2. That's so awesome that you have an extra connection to the Olympics. I'm sure it makes watching even that much more special!

  3. Yes, please do share more recipes from Brazil! I'd love that!

    When I was 12 we had an exchange student live with us who was from Brazil and I remember he was very adamant about it being spelled Brasil so for a long time that's how I always thought of it too! And let me tell you, Brazilian Steakhouses are a favorite of mine. I've eaten at them in the US and in China, but one of these days I'll eat at one in actual Brazil. So yummy! :)

  4. We tried a Brazilian restaurant and it was amazing. Also I have made that limeade before and it is seriously the best! I would love to try more Brazilian recipes!