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Here Are 13 Refreshing Latin American Dishes You’ve Been Sharing With Us On Instagram And Twitter

As a way to survive these final summer heat waves, here are 11 refreshing Latino dishes, beverages and desserts people on Twitter and Instagram are sharing with us. So if you haven’t tried Peruvian ceviche or Salvadorian chamuscas already, now is the perfect time. ☀️

1. Peruvian Ceviche

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Served with corn and sweet potato, this traditional dish in Peru features chunks of seafood in “leche de tigre,” a citrus-based marinade that gives it a tart, refreshing flavor. In many places, you can order a glass of leche de tigre, which usually comes with small pieces of seafood inside. It’s definitely worth a try if you’re a fan of seafood.

2. Curiles Hondureños

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Also on the seafood must-have list: curiles Hondureños. With a fresh taste similar to ceviche, this dish comes with a specific type of clam that has dark blood, and is mixed with vegetables and spicy salsa.

3. Baltido de Mamey

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To satisfy your sweet tooth, you can’t go wrong with a milkshake of mamey. Mamey is a soft fruit that has a flavor similar to a mix of sweet potato, pumpkin, apricot and honey.

4. Jupiña

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If you’re trying to stay hydrated, this Cuban pineapple soda will do the trick.

5. Tejuino

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This refreshing drink is prepared with fermented corn masa, similar to the type of masa you use to make tamales and tortillas. Because of its strong taste, for some people it’s either a hit or miss. When you have this drink, it almost tastes as if you’re eating a cold tamale with limón.

6. Chicha Morada

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Chicha morada is a Peruvian drink made with purple corn, which might sound strange, but it’s actually very sweet and refreshing. The purple corn is boiled in water with pineapple, and once it cools down, sugar and cinnamon are added for extra flavor.

7. Frozen Chocobanano

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If you’re “trying” to be healthy, but also love having desserts, then this frozen chocobanano is perfect for you.

8. Frozen Gansitos


Even though these Gansitos are sold at room temperature, they also taste bomb if frozen and they make the perfect late night snack.

9. Charamuscas Salvadoreñas

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These frozen desserts, popular in El Salvador, are made with a mix of fresh milk-based and water-based ingredients and are served in little plastic bags. They come in flavors such as coconut, banana, watermelon, and lemon.

*and you can eat these charamuscas any way you’d like*


I would be eating it the same way the guy is.

10. BonIce

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If you’re a fan of bolis, then you will also love BonIce, which come in a variety of fruit flavors.

11. Puerto Rican Limber

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Popular in Puerto Rico, these icy treats are served in cups and are made with a variety of fresh fruit. The flavors pictured above include coconut and piña colada, which are two of the most popular flavors. If you want to see how to make this dessert from scratch, check out a video tutorial here.

12. Nieve de Garrafa

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This is my absolute FAVORITE ice cream. Traditional in Mexico, this ice cream is freshly made and served in a variety of milk and water-based flavors, such as vanilla, nuez, limón and fresa. What makes this ice cream so different is the process in which it’s made, which can take between one to two hours to prepare. Here’s a preview of how nieve de garrafa is made.

13. Fruta Picada con Tajín y Limón

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Of course, you can never go wrong with the classic fruta picada, with a touch of Tajín and limón.


READ: This Mother-Son Duo Preserved Mexican Culture And Saved Their Neighborhood With Authentic Food And Ingenuity


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McDonald’s Now Has Quarter Pounder Scented Candles That You Definitely Didn’t Ask For

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McDonald’s Now Has Quarter Pounder Scented Candles That You Definitely Didn’t Ask For

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You know that friend whose car always smells like the food they ate the night before? You know the one, it’s the same friend who also has a collection of takeout Wendy’s, Taco Bell and McDonald bags shoved into the pocket of their backseats. Well now, you too can be that friend. Thanks to McDonald’s you can make literally anywhere smell like oily takeout.

McDonald’s announced this week that it will make a six-pack of scented candles that will smell like your favorite Quarter Pounder ingredients.

McDonald's six candles come in all the scents you'd expect.

Anyone familiar with the key ingredients in the beloved QP knows these scents include bun, ketchup, pickles, cheese, beef, and ooh baby onions. In honor of the Quarter Pounder’s 50th birthday, McDonald’s is also releasing a line of merchandise that includes calendars, lockets, mittens, shirts, and pins.

Draw up a romantic bath for you and yours that smells like an oily stove and pickles by getting the items here on the McDonald’s fan club website.

23 Gifts For The Friend Who Always Has Hot Cheetos Fingers

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23 Gifts For The Friend Who Always Has Hot Cheetos Fingers

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Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are life, need we say more?

They’re crunchy, they’re spicy, they make your mouth water just thinking about them. They’re the best thing that has ever existed in the history of the world. That might sound dramatic, but you know we’re not wrong.

This gift guide is for the friend in your life who’s always got Hot Cheetos stained fingers, but that could also be you. So you can either be selfish and get all the good stuff for yourself or be selfless and gift your BFF the best Hot Cheetos inspired holiday presents.

1. A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos card

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The perfect card to let your friend know what you think of them.

Buy here.

2. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos socks

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Keep them toes cozy with these flamin’ hot socks.

Buy here.

3. Baked Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

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For that friend who’s trying to cut back on the Hot Cheetos, here’s a “healthy” alternative.

Buy here.

4. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos leggings

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You’ll for sure make a strong statement wearing these.

Buy here.

5. A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos keychain

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Look at that liddo Hot Cheetos keychain, we love it so much we’re about to recommend 3-4 more different versions of it.

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6. A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos travel mug

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Pour it up, pour it up.

Buy here.

7. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Chipotle Ranch

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For the Hot Cheetos obsessed friend who NEEDS to try every single type of Hot Cheetos flavored out there.

Buy here.

8. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos hair bow

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Hair on fleek.

Buy here.

9. Takis keychain

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Obviously, these aren’t Hot Cheetos. But if you’re a true Hot Cheetos fan, you know these are the second best chips to eat when you want to take a break from the usual.

Buy here.

10. Flamin’ Hot Ruffles

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Again, for that friend who needs to eat anything that includes the words “Hot Cheetos.”

Buy here.

11. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos earrings

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Get that bling, honey.

Buy here.

12. Hot Cheetos phone case

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Protect your phone with these flamin’ hot phone case.

Buy here.

13. Reusable chopsticks

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We know there’s some of you out there who use chopsticks to eat Hot Cheetos to avoid the Hot Cheetos finger (they’re the best part though), so here you go, get you some chopsticks.

Buy here. 

14. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos sticker

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Slap it on your laptop.

Buy here.

15. Flamin’ Xxtra Hot Cheetos keychain

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Look! Another cute keychain.

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16. Takis and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos travel mug

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The best of both worlds, unite.

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17. Flamin’ Hot Fries keychain

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Look! Another cute keychain.

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18. Another pair of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos leggings

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Oh, boy. These leggings will for sure get some heads turning. Werk it.

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19. OG Flamin’ Hot Cheetos pin

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Perfect to pin on your denim jacket.

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20. A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos dress

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And we’re ready for the club in this Hot Cheetos inspired look.

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21. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos joggers

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Get cozy in these Hot Cheetos joggers.

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22. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos dad hat

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Wear your love for Hot Cheetos loud and proud.

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23. A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos print

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Check out this lovely piece of Hot Cheetos inspired art.

Buy here.