Imagine the creaminess and velvety texture of milk with the citrus scent of oranges. From the Dominican Republic up to Latin American countries and around the Caribbean, Morir Soñando is a popular cold drink made of milk, freshly squeezed 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, however, there is no scientific proof, and this moreish milk and orange drink provides your daily requirements for Vitamin C, calcium, and flavonoids. In fact, recent studies have proven a correlation between flavonoid-rich orange juice and increased overall cognitive function after just 8 weeks of regular consumption. Flavonoids that orange juice is so full of are actually antioxidants, which basically act as anti-inflammatory immune system boosters. Just ensure you are not adding too much sugar to this drink because it already packs a lot of flavors especially if you use sweet oranges. The yogurt in it will also help you stay feeling full, and is great for gut health.
Morir Soñando literally means to die dreaming. We had heard of this wonder drink and had to try it for ourselves – oh boy! We’re hooked and soon you will be too!
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!
Making a Morir Soñando
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
1. In a pitcher add milk, yogurt, and sugar. Stir well to dissolve the sugar.
2. Add ice cubes and orange juice and stir.
3. 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 any separation of the liquids. Stir constantly to mix everything perfectly.
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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 an alternative 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, 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 mixed with milk, because orange and milk have certain qualities that will prevent your body from absorbing medications. Ask your doctor before you indulge in a glass of Morir Soñando.