Leche merengada (a cold drink for Summer)

Hey pixels!! Here is a cold and refreshing drink for those warm Summer afternoons. It’s made with milk and egg whites, so it’s more or less healthy, despite all that sugar…

I’m sure you’ll enjoy this recipe. It’s easier to make than it looks, and the result is wonderful. You can have it with cookies.

leche merengada 1


  • 1000ml whole milk
  • 250g sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 lemon skin
  • 4 egg whites


Pour the milk, 190g sugar, cinnamon stick and the lemon zest into a medium-sized sauce pan and heat on medium high. As soon as the milk begins to boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, remove the cinnamon stick and strain the milk

Pour the egg whites and remaining sugar into a clean, dry glass bowl. Beat egg whites to as stiff peak.

 Pour the milk into a large glass or ceramic mixing bowl, and carefully fold in the egg whites with a rubber spatula until the mixture is homogenous.

 Cover the bowl, sealing it tightly. Place into the freezer for 2 1/2 hours. Remove from the freezer and mix on low speed with an electric mixer before serving.

Serve very cold in a glass with a long spoon or a straw.Top with powdered cinnamon if desired.

What do you drink on Summer? Do you have a special drink recipe? Please, let me know in the comments below.


  • 1 litro de leche.
  • 250 gr. de azúcar.
  • 1 rama de canela.
  • La piel de un limón 
  • 4 claras de huevo.


Calienta la leche, 190g de azúcar, la canela en rama y la piel del limón en una olla mediana. Cuando empiece a hervir, baja el fuego y deja que cueza 5′ más. 

Retira del fuego y cuela la leche. Déjala enfriar a temperatura ambiente.

Monta las claras a punto de nieve con el resto del azúcar.

Añade la leche al merengue, removiendo cuidadosamente mientras lo haces. Tapa el bol y ponlo en el congelador unas dos horas.

Al sacarlo, mezcla con las varillas eléctricas antes de servir. Espolvorea cada vaso con algo de canela en polvo, si quieres.

¿Que bebéis cuando hace mucho calor? ¿Tenéis alguna receta especial? Podéis dejarnos un comentario.



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