Is it summer yet? Because we are craving for some milk and orange drink! Imagine the creaminess and velvety texture of milk with the citrus scent of oranges. In the Dominican Republic up to Latin American countries and the Caribbean, Morir Soñando is a popular cold drink made of milk, orange juice, cane sugar, and ice. There is a saying that you should not mix citrus and milk together because it makes for a sour stomach. Although there is no proof of that. Rather, this milk and orange drink provides you your daily need for Vitamin C dose and calcium. Just make sure you are not putting in too much sugar because this drink already packs a lot of flavors especially if you use sweet oranges. It is a healthy drink that will help you get a dose of nutrition and vitamins while enjoying a summery delicious feeling. The yogurt in it will also help you stay feeling full.
The fancy name literally means “To die dreaming”. We wonder just how dreamy this drink is so we got a recipe for you.
Although the traditional recipe of Morir soñando varies depending on where it is made it almost always tastes like the nostalgic orange creamsicle. Here is our very own take on this dreamy milk and orange drink!
To make a drink for 2 you will need the following ingredients:
40 oz orange juice
8 oz whole milk
4 oz plain Greek yogurt
4 oz fresh orange sliced
16 oz ice cubes
4 tbsp sugar or any light sweetener
- In a pitcher add milk, yogurt, and sugar. Stir well to dissolve the sugar.
- Add ice cubes and orange juice and stir.
- Add orange slices. Serve while cold.
Tips when making Morir soñando:
Keeping the orange juice and milk at the same temperature is a must before you mix them together to prevent curdling. Either keep them both cold or keep them both at room temperature before making the drink.
The ice cubes will prevent it from curdling, but you should drink it immediately after making the drink.
Never pour the milk into the orange juice. Always put the milk first then mix the orange juice. This way they will mix smoothly and prevent separation of liquid. Stir constantly to incorporate well.
There are plenty of variations of Morir soñando. You can immediately change its flavor profile by using a different type of milk such as evaporated milk or using a different sweetener such as honey or a darker variety of sugar.
If you want an adult drink you can also add alcohol to this delicious milk and orange drink. It is best mixed with red or white rum. To do this, you will simply add your preferred alcohol to the orange juice before mixing it with the other ingredients.
If you are taking any medication, it is best to skip on citrus fruit and drinks as well as milk. It is because orange and milk have certain qualities that will prevent your body from absorbing medications. Binging on this drink will interfere with your medication so it is best to ask your doctor or just skip it altogether.