brazilian brigadeiro recipe



  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 lemons (or more to taste)
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar for garnish
  • 1 tsp lemon zest for garnish


Step 1
Add condensed milk, lemon and lemon zest on a heavy bottom pan and mix well until all is incorporated. If you would like a heavier lemon taste, you can add as much as you like.
Step 2
Add the butter and take to medium-low heat mixing constantly (I like using a flexible spatula the best)
Step 3
Its important not to stop stirring, otherwise the milk will burn and stick to the pan.
Step 4
Cook until you have a pudding like texture and when you tilt the pan, the mixture slides off of it unsticking to the bottom.
Step 5
Lightly grease a large plate with butter and then pour the mixture onto the plate. Let cool completely for 1 – 2 hours.
Step 6
Once the mixture has cooled, very lightly grease your hands with butter and grab half a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball.
Step 7
Roll the ball on sugar. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until your brigadeiro mixture is finished.
Step 8
Garnish each little brigadeiro with a bit of lemon zest on the top.
Step 9
Eat right away or you must store them in an air tight container. They will last about a week (but they wont make it because they are heavenly). Enjoy this little Brazilian bomboms!