¿Que Es?

¿Que Es?

It's a liquado but not made with milk and was really tasty. I am in Guatemala and the fruit was grown here near Lake Atitlan, it is commonly grown in Nicaragua.

No alcohol involved. Yes, those are real flowers behind it.

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89 views and no guesses?

Not that hard. Really. Here is a clue: the secret ingredient is yogurt.

India has a number of yogurt-based drinks

Looks like some cross-cultural influences, perhaps.

Rebecca Brown

If hippy counts as a culture

Panajachel is cross-culture all right but primarily Mayan and Hippy. Thus you find typico food such as black beans, maduros and tortillas plus brown rice, tofu, tempeh, and such. I was even asked if I needed any pot. I found it to be a very interesting town. I have been trying to write up a story but each time I try a comparison it fails.

In any case, I will write up something on A42 about it, try to link in some photos and when it is up, point to it from here. I must say that, so far, Guatemala has not been at all like I expected including Guatemala City.

Sure, hippy counts as a culture

It tends to be a magpie of a culture mopping up influences from where all any hippies ever traveled.

A friend of mine travelled through Guatemala a couple of months ago and did very interesting blog entries on that. She said that the area around Lake Atitlán was quite diverse, and one community that she didn't visit had an even more so reputation. Before the expats came in, the area was rather poor and had a fairly limited diet; afterward, you could get fusion cooking.


My impression from her photos and blog entries was that the Mayan culture is still quite a bit more intact than the indigenous Pacific coast cultures here. Hippies may be goofy about non-Western non-industrial cultures but they also tend to be more respectful of them compared to the usual "OMG, we can turn them into coffee pickers, maid, waiters and hotel maids" that I see here.

Rebecca Brown

also climate

Yogourt keeps better than milk or you can argue that it already went bad. :-)


purple flower in the background?

"Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'sir' without adding, 'you're making a scene." -Homer J. Simpson


Pitaya color to me

Correct. It sounded horrible

Correct. It sounded horrible when it was suggested but was really good.

Maybe you are ready for an Avocado Milkshake


1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and cubed

5 cubes ice

3 tablespoons white sugar

1 1/3 cups milk

1 teaspoon fresh lemon or lime juice

1 scoop vanilla ice cream


Place avocado, ice, sugar, milk, lemon juice, and ice cream into a blender. Puree until smooth.

Avocado Paletas

Or Avocado Popsicles. I had them in Northern Mexico, long time ago, didn't like it much.


the photo color is accurate