Puerto Rican ‘Limbers’ Recipe
Have you ever heard of a “limber”? It is the perfect way to cool off during the hot summer months when I was growing up in Puerto Rico. It is also a healthy alternative to soft drinks or sodas.
It is also a healthy alternative to soft drinks or sodas. In my native Puerto Rico, in almost every neighborhood you can find a local market where, for about a dollar, you can buy and enjoy this delicious treat. From sweet, sour fruits to combined with milk or milk alternatives.
They are named after Charles A. Lindbergh, the first aviator to cross the Atlantic Ocean by plane, nonstop and solo, who visited Puerto Rico on a “Goodwill” trip in 1928.
When he got off the plane, and felt the heat of the island, he was treated to a juice or frozen fruit drink that the pilot liked very much. When he asked for the name of what had done him so well, they decided to baptize the sweet aperitif with the aviator’s last name.
Although other voices in history speak of the pilot’s emotional coldness at the reception of the Puerto Ricans, he gained one more recognition and that remains until today: the now typical frozen juice of the country would be called “limber” (the phonetical Spanish way to say Lindbergh)
Here’s my 4 ingredient Coconut vegan recipe!
– 1 can of coconut milk
– 1 can of coconut cream
– 3 Tbsp of coconut brown sugar
– Vanilla to taste
– Cinnamon to taste
Mix the coconut milk, coconut cream, cinnamon, vanilla and sugar in a container. Blend using a fork or egg mixer. Serve into small paper or plastic cups, and pour cinnamon on top. Take it to the freezer for 2 hours or until it is firm.