Fruit juices are a staple of tropical island countries, and ours is no exception. With our wealth of fruit varieties, the options are endless. Here are some of our vegetable and fruit juice recipes, great to refresh and nourish you.
Morir soñando (Milk and Orange Juice)
Morir soñando (Milk and Orange Juice) is perhaps one of the most famous Dominican drinks, with an intriguing combination of flavors and a poetic name (“to die dreaming”). A classic childhood favorite, it goes down a treat for breakfast and all times of the day. This easy recipe includes the trick for getting it right.
Champola de Tamarindo (Tamarind Juice)
Champola de Tamarindo (Tamarind Juice) is a delicious juice with a sweet and sour touch. This refreshing drink is very popular in the Dominican Republic. Due to its soporific qualities, tamarind is said to help insomniacs, so best to drink the juice in the evening.
Jugo de Avena (Oatmeal and Lime Drink)
Jugo de Avena (Oatmeal and Milk Drink) is a refreshing and nutritious beverage that can be made dairy-free and is also combined with the refreshing taste of lime. It’s the perfect choice for breakfast in summer and one of the top choices of drinks for kids all year round. It’s also said to be beneficial for breastfeeding moms.
Jugo de Cereza (Acerola Cherry Juice)
Made with one of our favorite tropical fruits, this Jugo de Cereza (Acerola Cherry Juice) is one of the most popular fruit drinks and quite a treat for Dominicans of all ages, who love its taste and refreshing properties. It has an exceptionally high vitamin C content.
Jugo de Remolacha y Naranja o Limón
This unusual combination is very popular in the Dominican Republic. You’re sure to enjoy this refreshing Jugo de Remolacha y Naranja o Limón (Beet Juice with Orange or Lime). Packed with nutrients, it’s as healthy as it is delicious, so make it part of your fitness and wellness routine.
Jugo de Zanahoria y Naranja (Carrot & Orange Juice)
While Jugo de Zanahoria y Naranja (Carrot and Orange Juice) may sound like an odd combination, it turns out to be a nutritious, refreshing, popular drink in the Dominican Republic. Serve it with breakfast or at any other time of the day.
Ponche de Frutas (Fruit Punch)
No Dominican child's birthday party is complete without Ponche de Frutas (Fruit Punch). Here’s our new take on this fruity, fragrant drink, and as a bonus, we include a more grownup version. Serve Ponche de Frutas at parties and gatherings.
Champola de Guanábana (Soursop Drink)
This obscure fruit is very popular in the Dominican Republic, with a flavor reminiscent of apples and a texture closer to mashed banana. It’s most commonly used to make Champola de Guanábana (Dominican Soursop Drink). No milk is required to make this creamy, fragrant drink with a refreshing and delicate flavor.
Pera-Piña (Pineapple and Rice Drink)
Although its name (in Spanish) suggests that Pera-Piña (Pineapple and Rice Drink) is made with pears, it actually gets its name because its taste and texture are a lot like pear juice. Refreshing and a sure hit with all ages, at any time of the day and for all occasions, that's how much we love pineapple.
Guarapo de Piña (Fermented Pineapple Drink)
Learn how to make Guarapo de Piña (Fermented Pineapple Drink) by following our simple recipe. If you’ve never tried it, this sweet drink with sour undertones will surprise your tastebuds. Refreshing at any time of the day.
Guarapo de Jagua (Fermented Genipa Drink)
Guarapo de Jagua (Fermented Genipa Drink) is one of the most refreshing traditional Dominican drinks and a great alternative to soft drinks. This invigorating drink is said to have medicinal properties.
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Published Apr 26, 2022, revised