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Refresco de Avena

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Yield: 4 (8-ounce) servings
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1/2 cup piloncillo sugar, grated

1 quart warm water

2 ounces old fashioned rolled oats, not instant

1 small lime, peeled, body halved and reserved

1/2 teaspoon cardamom seeds, optional


  1. Dissolve the sugar in the water in a large container. Steep the oatmeal, lime peel, and cardamom, if using, in the sugar water for 1 hour. Strain and serve over ice with a squeeze of lime juice.