Morir Soñando (Dominican Orange and Milk Drink)

Die dreaming, not the act of dying, but instead the name of a delicious and refreshing orange and milk juice that is mixed with evaporated milk. It tastes heavenly delicious that it makes you think you're dreaming.

En Español

This is a tropical, exotic Dominican juice, ideal for those hot summer afternoons when you crave something refreshing. It's extraordinary and so easy to prepare. It tastes like orange creamsicle, so delicious it will probably make you feel like you can "die dreaming". The traditional sweet orange morir soñando recipe calls for orange juice (store-bought or freshly squeezed), sugar, whole milk and vanilla, very similar to the orange julius of 1929, but in this post I share the bitter orange recipe which is my favorite. It tastes the same but it's just a bit stronger.

WARNING: All this juice has as dangerous is the name, you can confidently drink it. Dream on, you will definitely not die! Enjoy!

 One of the bitter orange trees in the farm. What you see in the background is where we used to

raise pigs. See our last group here.

Morir Soñando de Naranja Agria 
Die Dreaming made with Bitter Orange Juice

1 ½ cup sour orange juice (6 oranges)
1 ½ cups sugar or to taste
1 cup evaporated milk
2 cups of cold water
2 cups crushed ice
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Wash oranges well before squeezing.
2. In a pitcher mix orange juice and sugar. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. 
3. Add cold water to the juice and mix well.
4. In another pitcher mix the milk, vanilla and ice. Stir until combined.
5. Pour the cold milk into the juice pitcher and stir quickly to avoid the milk getting curdled. 
6. Mix well and serve chilled at breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack or dinner time.

Yield: 5 -6 cups. 

If you are like me and like to make your juice glasses look nice for hubby and kids, and make them love you even more, this is another way to decorate the glass with a fresh orange slice and a cherry inserted on a 4 "(10 cm) BBQ toothpick and placed across the glass. I got this idea from my daughter Crystal.

Esta receta en Español: AQUÍ.

"Call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” ~ Psalm 50:15 

11 Friends Have Comment:

  1. I am dying to drink this!

    1. Katerina I hope you do like it. If you can't get bitter orange, just use regular oj juice and mix with milk to taste. Enjoy :)

    2. Hi Mari... Is the milk you're say to add to regular oj, the evaporated milk in the recipe or additional milk?
      Thank you!!

  2. Wow! This sounds so delish! I never knew you could mix evap milk with sour oranges. You just inspired me to try this refreshing drink. Thanks for sharing, Mari!

  3. I am sure it is just a typo, but you wrote: "2 cups of old water" :P

    1. Hi Ole, thanks for your feedback. It was a typo, it should read cold water not old water. Who would want old water in their drink? lol

      Have a blessed day!

  4. hi im doing a project and im gona make this. Do you have any websites with domnican republic facts? thanks!

  5. Hi Mari,
    I read in an above comment where said that we could use regular orange juice with milk to taste.. is the milk the evaporated milk you have in the recipe or additional milk? Thank you!

    1. Hi unknown, you could use both, whole milk or evaporated milk. It depends on what you like best.


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