Traditional Colombian

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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Caspiroleta Colombiana (Colombian Hot Punch)

4 comments February 22, 2014
Caspiroleta Colombiana (Colombian Hot Punch)

Caspiroleta is a popular hot drink in Colombia and other Latin American countries, usually made with milk, eggs, cinnamon, sugar, and wine, aguardiente, pisco, brandy or rum, depending on the country. However, you can omit the liquor for a kid friendly version. In some countries Caspiroleta is also known as Ponche Crema, and ingredients are […]

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Agua de Panela con Jengibre (Sugar Cane and Ginger Drink)

8 comments February 7, 2014
Agua de Panela con Jengibre (Sugar Cane and Ginger Drink)

Aguapanela or Agua de Panela literally translates in English to “panela water” and is a traditional and popular Colombian drink. It is served hot or cold, is used as a base to make coffee and hot chocolate, and is mixed with lime juice or other ingredients as medicine for the flu. Cold Aguapanela with lime […]

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