4 snacks to help you cool down this summer


Natasha Clay

Can’t beat the heat? We have the perfect list of tasty treats to help you do just that.

We all love summer, but there comes a time when the sun becomes simply too strong, especially for those of us living close to the equator here in Peru. The list below has 4 icy treats to keep you from melting this summer.

1. Iced coffee
This 2-in-1 is definitely a summertime favorite for many, as you get the best of both worlds: a burst of energy and a nice cool treat. Read more here to find out where to get this icy beverage.

(Photo: Rachel Chase/Living in Peru)

2. Ice cream
This summer treat has been a classic for years and is loved worldwide. You can find ice cream sold on nearly every corner when the sun starts shining in Peru. From D’Onofrio, Pinkberry (frozen yogurt), to the delicious Laritza D', there’s plenty of options. Which do you prefer?

(Photo: Cremoladas Curich/ Facebook)

3. Cremoladas
Usually containing milk, fruit pulp and ice, the cremolada is a tasty treat that has become a national favorite during summer and sometimes even winter. It’s been said by numerous people that Curich’s in Miraflores has one of the best cremoladas around. What do you think?

(Photo: Manuel Villacorta)

4. Paletas
Last but definitely not least in our books are the paletas, also known as popsicles. These body coolers on a stick can be made at home using Peruvian superfoods to make it even healthier. Check out some recipes like Pineapple Lucuma Paleta, Chicha morada and Greek yogurt-based paletas that our friend and healthy food guru, Manuel Villacorta, shared with us.

Have a great summer and stay cool!

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Natasha Clay

Natasha grew up in a suburb of Chicago and moved to Peru two years ago and studied Bilingual Administrative Assistance and General Management at the British Academy. In her spare time she loves to be with family and her maltese, Maya.

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