Morir Soñando (Milk and Orange Juice)

Morir soñando (Milk and orange juice) means "to die dreaming" in Spanish. This is what beautiful dreams taste like.

Morir Soñando (Milk and Orange Juice), an unusual mix, with a beautiful, poetic name is one of Dominicans’ favorite drinks. Truly heavenly.

Its name means “to die dreaming”, literally translated, and it could not have a more appropriate name. The silky combination of milk and the refreshing orange taste of what dreams are made of. The perfect drink to refresh, and nourish.

Morir soñando (Milk and orange juice) means "to die dreaming" in Spanish. This is what beautiful dreams taste like.

Morir soñando is uniquely-Dominican.

It is one of a few dishes that don’t also exist in the rest of the Spanish Caribbean. I haven’t been able to track the origin of the drink, or how it came to acquire the name, but it’s clear that it has existed for generations in the Dominican Republic.

Morir soñando (Milk and orange juice) means "to die dreaming" in Spanish. This is what beautiful dreams taste like.

There is an old wive’s tale that says that people should not drink milk and orange juice together. Morir soñando proves it wrong.

Without the special order of preparation specified in the recipe the mix will curdle. Having all the ingredients cold before mixing is the trick. Sugar has nothing to do with it, so feel free to make yours with whatever sweetener you love.

And trust me, it will be grand.

Morir soñando (Milk and orange juice) means "to die dreaming" in Spanish. This is what beautiful dreams taste like.

Morir soñando is usually served as a dinner drink, or mid-afternoon snack.

As a bonus to the thirst-quenching, heat-busting goodness of this drink, it is also very nutritious, and perfect as a snack for the little ones.

Aunt Clara

Morir Soñando Recipe (Dominican Milk and Orange Juice)
 
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Morir Soñando Recipe: (Milk and Orange Juice): It should be the official drink of the Dominican summer. This easy recipe shows how to make it.
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Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 6 cups of whole milk
  • 1 cup of sugar (may not use it all)
  • 3 cup of ice cubes (may be crushed ice)
  • 4 cups orange juice
Instructions
  1. Mix the milk and sugar to taste. Stir until all the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Put the milk in the freezer until it is very cold.
  3. Add the ice cubes to the milk and stir. Slowly pour the orange juice into the milk while stirring constantly.
  4. Serve immediately.
Notes
Other non-traditional options include using lime juice (half the amount of the orange juice) or passion fruit juice (same amount as orange juice.

The trick for the milk not to curdle is keeping the milk (and the whole drink afterward) at a very low temperature. Diabetics or those on low-carb diets take note, you can skip the sugar or use artificial sweetener instead.

If you are mindful of your fat consumption try substituting the whole milk for low-fat, the taste is slightly different but it works just fine. If you don't mind the calorie count, and wish to make yours extra creamy, use evaporated milk.

If you are a vegan you can use almond milk instead of regular milk, the taste is different but it still is very delicious.

Comments

  1. Joy

    I changed it up a bit with frozen bananas and 2% milk. It was DELICIOUS – no extra sugar necessary! I also put in about a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a generous dash of cinnamon, which seemed really weird, but actually turned out super good! So good, in fact, that my taste-testing turned into eating it straight out of the blender…

  2. Chris

    Wow surprised how noone tried it with cream coconut milk,along carnation milk,fresh squeeze oranges serves over ice & cinnamon wow i just wanna fall asleep afterwards its like christmas coquito my momma dukes be having that magic touch after class of either one i get the (Idis)mood loool

  3. Bonnie

    My grandmother used to make ours with fresh grapefruit juice, my favorite way. I place skim milk, ice, and sugar in the blender, blend it and while its blending add the grapefruit juice. It comes out sweet, tart and frothy.

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