Many countries lay claim to the invention of marzipan, that deliciously sweet confection of sugar, honey, and almond meal. In addition to having a number of origins, it can also be prepared in various ways. For example, one of the supposed original recipes was created in Toledo using the classic almond, however, there are also versions made from pili nuts, pumpkin seeds, and, here in Mexico, from peanuts.
No matter the origin, we can always count on it for a sweet treat, so to celebrate the heat this season, we give you a recipe for agua fresca (refreshing non-alcoholic beverages made from fruits or cereals) with marzipan.
- 7 marzipan rounds
- 1 liter of water
- 2 cups of regular milk
- ½ cup of condensed milk
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1 stick of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Infuse the cinnamon with ½ liter of water and let it cool.
- Blend the marzipan with the three types of milk (evaporated, condensed, and whole) and the vanilla extract.
- Add the cinnamon infusion and the rest of the water.
- Mix all the ingredients until they are well integrated, and add ice to taste.