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Avena Helada

Avena Helada

Avena Helada or Oats Drink is a very traditional drink. You can see it sometimes in Colombia, street vendors with carts selling it along with other Colombian delicatessens. This is a kind of drink you can serve at any time of day.

Avena Helada or Oats Drink (English version below)

Ingredientes

  • cucharadas de avena
  • 1 taza de agua
  • 1 taza de leche
  • 1 astilla de canela
  • 3 cucharadas de azúcar
  • Una pizca de sal

Preparación

  1. En una olla mediana poner el agua, avena, azúcar, canela y sal.
  2. Cocinar a fuego medio revolviendo continuamente.
  3. Cuando empiece a hervir agregar la leche.
  4. Dejar hervir la mezcla por unos minutos y luego bajar del fuego.
  5. Colar y dejar enfriar un poco antes de ponerla a la nevera, por minimo 30 minutos.
  6. Se puede servir con algunos cubos de hielo.

 

Oats Drink (English version)

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons of oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Preparation

  1. In a medium saucepan put the water, oats, sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly.
  3. When it starts boiling add the milk.
  4. Boil the mixture for a few minutes and then lower the heat.
  5. Strain and let cool slightly before putting it into the refrigerator for minimum 30 minutes.
  6. Serve with some ice cubes.