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Cremolada - Peruvian Frozen Fruit "Drink"


Peruvian Frozen Fruit "Drink"


A Cremolada is something between an ice cream and a flavorful fruit drink; comparable to slush, but made with lots of fresh fruit pulp, water and sugar. Often serve in a plastic beaker, it's eaten with a spoon and sipped.

As Cremoladas (the short form of crema helada - frozen crème) are quenching thirst perfectly while being refreshingly cold, they are very popular on hot summer days, not only in Lima.

Cremoladas come in many flavors and colors. Using the enormous variety of fresh Peruvian fruits, there is no need for flavor enhancers or colorants.

And while in Peru cremoladas made of indigenous exotic fruits as lucuma, camu camu, guanaba, aguaymanto, chirimoya, carambola or aguaje are very popular below, really easy to prepare recipe is adapted for everywhere in the world to find fruits like pineapple, kiwi, strawberry, mango, melon...

Eva's Recipe for Cremolada



500 g mellow fruits to your taste
750 ml water
120 g sugar (depending on the fruits you can reduce or have to increase the amount)


  1. Prepare the fruits (depending on the fruit peel and / or remove pit) until you only have the pulp.
  2. Place the fruit pulp, the sugar and water into a liquidizer and blend until well combined.
  3. Set a quarter of the liquid aside and put into the fridge.
  4. The rest fill into an ice cube tray and freeze for at least 3 hours.
  5. Remove the fruit juice cubes from the tray and place into a liquidizer.
  6. Add as much liquid from the one you set aside as necessary to blend to a creamy, not liquid and still nearly frozen cremolada.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy.
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