Yemeni Lemonade

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Serves 2

This is sold almost on all street-corners in Aden (Yemen). Vendors with their carts fix this icy cold lemonade fresh as you wait! I've honestly never tasted better or more refreshing lemonade anywhere in the world!

small green limes, cut them lengthwise into 4 pieces and put them in a blender
500 ml
cold flaky icy water...even some ice cubes mixed in is fine
1 tsp.
milk powder
a pinch of salt
4-5 tbsp.

Blend together for not more than a minute, if you blend too long it will get bitter....then sieve all the gunk out, taste if sugar is ok, add ice cubes n serve fresh!

Be sure not to over blend the limes coz then your drink will be sour instead of refreshing! This is also best served fresh, as in from the blender, sieve it and add lots of ice cubes and serve!



I've never tasted a more refreshing lemonade before! Perfect <3 =)

Salam sis ths is the very first tim i tried one of u recipes n i must say lemonade ws v refreshing my huby luvd it n so did i :) jazakallah 4 sharing ur recipes

what is milk powder???

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

It's powdered milk. Milk in powder form.

a/s...dis was d frst thng i tried frm ur recips...t taste g8 wen v drnk direct frm blendr bt after sumtyme t bcums bitter y so..?

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, because this lemonade is made with fresh lemons, peels and all. It should be served immediately as recommended in the recipe. The longer it sits the more bitter it gets. When served fresh it is out of this world awesome.

assalaamualaikum sisters.. maashaAllaah tried this for iftaar and it was indeed refreshing!! Jazaakillaah khair fauzia. however a humble tasty tip for a twist of a mint flavor would be to add 4/5 fresh mint leaves !!
Also was just curious, anyone know the health benefits of drinking lime/lemon ade??

fauzia, also what does the milk powder do? Is it ok to omit it?

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

It adds to the flavour and gives the drink and nice colour and froth. You can leave it out if you like.

could u use lemon to replace lime

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can, but since lemons are bigger and juicier than limes, reduce the amount used to just 1 or half lemon depending on size.

Assalamualaikum sister..Should I take the peel of the lemon too,and blend it?

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, use with the peels.

I and my hubby loved it....very refreshing. jazakallah

Awesme drink! Shukran Fauzia! I'd like more drinks and juices recipes pls!

Salaam Fauzia JazakAllah khair for this recipe I made this lemonade today& me and my family Loved it. I've stayed in Yemen(Taiz) &i know this juice is famous there.I always wondered how its made &thanx to u now i can make it. Just a request can u post recipe of the potato fingerchips (bataat) which they serve with this juice usually.

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, thank you! I love Taiz, one of the most beautiful places on earth mashaAllah! Will try and get the recipe for bataat as well. :)

salam.i do not know what is lime?

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, like lemon only smaller and round. Google to see a pic.

Myrah Umar's picture

Peel the skin off of the lemon or with skin

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

Skin on.

Can we use nido milk powder

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can.

salaam sister.for all ur recipes asking for blenders for the juices & shakes,can I use a smoothie machine.

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, sorry but I've never used a smoothie machine so am not sure how it works.

Can I use coconut pwdr milk?

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes that is fine.

dear fauzia do we need to peel the limes before blending?

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

As mentioned (several times) in the comments above, do not peel the limes.

Can I use raw milk instead of powder Nd wat quantity

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

If you do not have milk powder, skip the ingredient in this recipe.