Morir Soñando (Dominican Orange and Milk juice)
This is a refreshing and super-rich juice. This recipe is so simple and I guarantee you that everyone in your family will love this “Morir soñando” drink slurp after slurp.
I’m a complete orange lover. I could eat up to 3 big oranges as my breakfast and I would be more than happy. Portugal — the country I currently live in— has one of the sweetest oranges of the world. So, besides my famous orange cake, I decided to try this delicious drink to celebrate the orange season.
It’s is super easy, yet you need to have some considerations before starting. The reason is that you may know what happens when you add an acid — vinegar, lemon juice, orange juice — to milk. The milk separates and you get a clumpy and thick kind of cream.
For some recipes like the lemon Carlota, that is exactly what we want, but not for this drink. So ….
What is the trick to prevent the milk from separating and forming clumps?
Simple answer: Keep the right temperature.
The milk and the sweetened condensed milk must be chill before using it. Also, it is a good idea to have some ice cubes to keep the optimal temperature that keeps the Morir soñando silky and not clumpy.
This drink must be served immediately after being made. Remember to use a lot of ice to keep the drink cold while you drink it.
Can I add alcohol to this drink?
Yes, and it is one of my favorite alcoholic drinks. Just add white rum to the orange juice and you get a boozy drink that tastes like an orange lollipop. Delicious!
How to make a morir soñando drink?
To avoid milk separating and to get the best result it is important to add the ingredients in a particular order:
- Mix the regular milk and the sweetened condensed milk first and add enough ice cubes.
- If you need more sugar or you want to add rum to your morir soñando add it into the orange juice.
- Pour the orange juice into the milk, mix and stir. Serve immediately.
Personally, I have enough with the sweetness of the orange juice and the sweetened condensed milk, but as always, nothing is set on stone and you can add as much sugar or any other sweetener that you like.
I hope you enjoy this drink to celebrate the end of the summer!
- 300 ml chill milk
- ⅓ cup sweetened condensed milk
- 400 ml fresh orange juice
- Ice cubes
- Sugar (optional)
Mix the milk with the sweetened condensed milk and enough ice cubes to keep the milk chill.
If you need extra sugar, add some to the orange juice. Once it’s dissolved, pour the orange juice into the milk and serve immediately.