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
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
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
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.
If you’re trying to stay hydrated, this Cuban pineapple soda will do the trick.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Of course, you can never go wrong with the classic fruta picada, with a touch of Tajín and limón.
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