In addition to speaking Spanish in my house, cooking traditional foods is another way to preserve our Chilean culture. Growing up, one of my favorite snacks was drinking Leche con Duraznos (milk with peaches). In summer, fruit in Chile is abundant and cheap. And if you have a yard at home, you probably have a fruit tree.
My grandparents’ house has a large yard with avocados, walnuts, sour cherries, peaches, and apricots trees. So it was as simple as going outside, grabbing fruit, and starting to eat. My hometown sits amid fields and orchards. It was common to receive a box of peaches, apricots, or strawberries as a gift.
Leche con Duraznos (Milk with Peaches) is also offered with the Once Chilena, a traditional tea time.
A simple and delicious way to consume all this fruit was with milk. Sometimes sweetened with honey, others with sugar. My grandmother did not add any spice, but I occasionally give it a different touch. I love cloves and cinnamon.
- 4 peaches, peeled and chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and ground cloves, optional
- 4 cups milk, I used whole
- 1/4 cup honey or sweetener of choice to taste
Traditionally in my family, we used raw, and very ripe peaches. I prefer to cook the peaches with spices to improve the flavor and prevent the drink from changing color.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Drink
- Method: Blended
- Cuisine: Chilean
Keywords: Chilean Milk with Peaches, Leche con duraznos
Disclaimer: This recipe, Chilean Milk with Peaches, was part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and milk life. All opinions are 100% mine.