This is a third version of the very popular Guatemalan drink for the end of the year festivities. With a few small variations in the ingredients and an additional step in the instructions, you will discover another way to enjoy this delicious drink.

Not to mention, this is a great way to bring in some warmth and energy during the cold season of the year. Ideal to welcome a new year with your family and friends.

Ingredients

  • 16 cups of water
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 grains of fat pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of cloves
  • 2 teaspoon of ginger
  • 1 orange peel
  • 1 small pineapple in pieces
  • 1 cup cubed apple small pieces
  • ½ cup dried chopped prunes
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • 1/2 cup of dates
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of panela powder
  • 1/2 cup of dehydrated peach
  • 3 star anise seeds
  • 1 cup of fig (dehydrated or fresh)
  • 1/2 cup rum

Instructions

Step 1 : Cut all the fruit into pieces and then place the fruit, spices and cinnamon in a large pot, add the water and bring to a boil at high temperature.

Step 2 : Then reduce the heat to low and cover and simmer for 20 mins.

Step 3 : Add the sugar and panela powder to the mixture and then cover it again and simmer for another 20 mins.

Step 4 : Remove from the heat and let cool. Place all the fruit with a little bit of the juice from the pot into a blender machine, then blend until we get a homogeneous mixture.

Step 5 : Return the mixture that we have just blended to the pot along with the rest of the fruit juice that we had left. Then heat for 5 minutes before serving.

Step 6 : (Optional) Add a little bit of rum to each cup when serving if desired.

Enjoy this energizing, delicious and healthy hot drink for the holidays or at any time of the year!!!

 ponche de frutas guatemala


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