Aguapanela or “panela water” is a traditional Colombian drink, served hot or cold. Aguapanela can be added to coffee, hot chocolate and hot lime juice as medicine for winter colds. Icy cold Aguapanela with lime juice is great for the heat of summer.
Panela is unrefined whole cane sugar, common to Latin America. Panela combines the flavour of brown sugar and molasses, but the cooking process gives it a slightly smoky, caramel and earthy taste. Panela is full of trace minerals and vitamins. It's a winner!