Paleta Morir Soñando
A creamy dreamy citrus drink that hails from the Dominican Republic morir soñando means “to die dreaming.” captures the essence of summer. Made with orange juice, a spoonful of sugar whisked with icy cold milk served over plenty of crushed ice morir soñando screams summer fun.
I had my first taste of a morir soñando in San Antonio at a friend’s; house. We headed to her house after a working a shift together at the small grocery store where we were both cashier’s. I have fond memories of that little grocery store as it was my first job away from home paying my own way in San Antonio, so an invitation to enjoy a home cooked meal was a openly welcomed and much appreciated as I missed the smells of my mami’s kitchen.
As we waited for her mom to finish making dinner she served us up two tall glasses of a silky concoction. I was instantly smitten as it reminded me of an orange licuado my abuelita used to make for me when I visited her on my summer breaks growing up.
Sadly I lost contact with my friend over the years, but as the temperatures hit high in July my taste buds crave an icy cold morir soñando. Today I want to share this drink in a paleta version. It’s so easy to make you don’t even need a blender, simply a whisk and your all set to pour into your paleta mold of choice. Feel free to adjust the sweetness; it really depends on the orange juice you use.
I’m celebrating #PaletaWeek along with mi amiga Lola from Lola’s Cocina and an amazing group of bloggers and Instagrammers in a sweet celebration of the thirst quencher summer favorite paleta. Stop by to check out Lola’s list of all the mouthwatering paleta recipes being shared this week.
- 2 cups orange juice
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ cup evaporated milk
- Whisk together orange juice and sugar until well dissolved, add evaporate milk and mix well.
- Pour into paleta mold, place in freezer and freeze until firm, about 4-6 hours.
- Run mold until warm water to release.