Traditional Colombian

12 Traditional Colombian Drinks You Must Try

5 comments March 13, 2014
Recetas Colombianas-Chocolate Santafereño

Chocolate Santafereño Colombian cuisine has a wonderful array of hot and cold drinks, consisting of great juices made with fresh exotic fruits. These drinks are often mixed with sugar and your choice of milk or water. This round-up of 12 Traditional Colombian Drinks You Must Try starts with my favorite hot drinks best enjoyed during […]

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Envueltos de Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Wraps)

9 comments March 10, 2014
Envueltos de Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Wraps)

If you’re a fan of ripe plantains, then these Envueltos de Plátano Maduro are for you. And if you’re not yet a fan, I’d bet you will be soon! I love plantains, baked plantains, fried plantains, plantain soup or mashed plantains, it doesn’t matter how they’re served, I could eat plantains every day and be […]

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Aromática de Frutas (Fruit Tea)

6 comments March 8, 2014
Aromática de Frutas (Fruit Tea)

I was making a fruit salad for my kids this past weekend, but it has been so cold here that I really started craving a hot drink. So I decided to use some of my berries to make this Colombian drink. I am not a huge tea person, but I absolutely love this fresh fruit […]

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Crema de Plátano Verde (Creamy Plantain Soup)

4 comments March 6, 2014
Crema de Plátano Verde (Creamy Plantain Soup)

I absolutely love soups! I have already shared many soup recipes on my site, and there are a lot more to come! The thing I love about soups, like this one, are how easy they are to make and how quickly they come together. I’ve had this Crema de Plátano Verde recipe waiting to be […]

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Postre de Natas (Colombian-Style Milk Pudding)

10 comments March 1, 2014
Postre de Natas (Colombian-Style Milk Pudding)

Postre de Natas is probably one of the most popular and traditional Colombian desserts. It originates from the Andean zone of Colombia and although it takes a little bit of time to prepare, the steps to make this dessert are straight forward and simple. The effort is well worth it, as this dessert has a […]

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Chicha de Maíz (Corn Drink)

8 comments February 27, 2014
Chicha de Maiz (Corn Drink)

Chicha de Maíz is a fermented drink traditionally made in a clay pot with corn and pineapple, sweetened with panela (hard brown cane sugar), also known as piloncillo. Sometimes a nonalcoholic version is made with the same ingredients, but without allowing it to ferment, therefore, drink it immediately after you make it. Chicha de Maíz […]

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Sancocho de Albóndigas (Meatball Soup)

7 comments February 24, 2014
Sancocho de Albondigas (Meatball Soup)

This Sancocho de Albóndigas, is a comforting soup made with meatballs, potatoes, yuca, plantain, corn, onions, peppers, other vegetables, herbs and spices. Sunday afternoons growing up in Colombia would be commonly spent with my uncles, crowded around the television watching soccer, my aunts busy in the kitchen talking and cooking with Mamita, while us kids […]

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