Morir Soando (milk and orange juice drink), a fantastic beverage that could be the national summer drink in the Dominican Republic. It’s also a pretty simple recipe, so you’ll be making it in no time!
WHY DO WE ADORE IT?
Its name literally translates to “to die dreaming,” and it couldn’t be more accurate. Dreams are composed of the velvety blend of milk and the refreshing orange flavor. Morir Soando is a refreshing and nourishing drink.
Unlike many of our recipes, this is the only one I’m aware of that doesn’t exist in the rest of the Spanish Caribbean. Please let me know if you know differently. Morir Soando has a distinct Dominican flavor. At the very least, the name is. Orange Julius is a similar drink with a much less poetic name.
I haven’t been able to find out where the drink came from or how it got its name, but it’s evident that it’s been around for generations in the Dominican Republic — or at least as long as there’s been refrigeration.
There’s an old wives’ story that states it’s not a good idea to mix milk with orange juice. Morir Soando disproves this theory.
The mixture will curdle if you don’t follow the recipe’s special preparation instructions. The trick is to have all of the components cool before mixing them together. It has nothing to do with sugar.
Morir Soando is typically offered as a mid-afternoon snack or as a dinner drink. This drink is also incredibly nutritional, making it a great snack for the kids in addition to being thirst-quenching and heat-busting.
INTRODUCTION TO THE RECIPE
Morir Soando is a drink with few ingredients and a basic preparation that you can vary a few things about. Even yet, distinct copies may exist in different families.
With this recipe, we’ve included a few tweaks that you can make to accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions. Yes, you can make a vegan Morir Soando, as well as one without dairy. In addition, if you want to cut down on your sugar intake, we can provide you with tips on how to do so. It’s vital to understand that these alterations will alter the flavor, but not to the point where you won’t be able to enjoy an ice-cold Morir Soando.
WHAT DOES MORIR SOANDO MEAN?
“To Die Dreaming” is the literal translation of the name. I’m not sure where the name comes from, but it fits nicely with the Dominican tradition of giving common or simple things or foods distinctive (funny) names, such as mondongo or rabo encendio.
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 1 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- Milk and orange juice should be chilled.
- Combine milk, sugar, and vanilla in a big pitcher. Stir in the ice. Pour in the orange juice while constantly stirring.
- Serve with an orange slice as a garnish. Serve right away.
Before mixing, make sure all of the ingredients are well chilled, and add the orange juice last, or the mixture will curdle. To avoid this, follow the recipe exactly as written.
Morir Sonando is made of what?
To die dreaming (morir soando) is a famous Dominican Republic beverage that has spread to other Caribbean and Latin American countries. It is often made with orange juice, milk, cane sugar, and chopped ice. Vanilla essence is sometimes added, or evaporated milk is substituted for ordinary milk.
What is the significance of the name Morir Sonando?
Morir soando basically translates to “to die while dreaming” in Spanish. It’s a lovely morbid way of describing a cocktail. This term also comes from the feeling of tranquility that one gets after drinking it. The introduction of milk reduces the acidity of the orange juice.
Is it okay if I consume milk and orange juice at the same time?
It’s not a good idea to consume an orange an hour before or after drinking milk. Because when the protein in milk reacts with the acid in orange, it solidifies, affecting milk digestion and absorption in the human body. Furthermore, eating other acidic fruits is not recommended during this time.
Which foods should never be combined?
Here’s a list of meal combos to avoid because they’re bad for your health.
- Milk and citrus fruits
- Milk and orange juice
- Banana and milk
- Fruit should be served with your meal.
- Food that is cheesy and served with a cool beverage.
Two foods that are strong in protein. Although eggs and bacon are popular morning foods, it is best to avoid them together.
But as we can see, some of the refreshing drinks comes from these forbidden combination. what do we know, they say forbidden things taste good 😉