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Quebec Maple Water and Making Maple Ice Cubes: Smoothies, Milkshakes and Old-Fashioneds

Posted by Amie / May 31, 2013

maple-waterThere's a new kid on the maple block. Actually, there's a family. Quebec is pushing its new maple product - water. Slightly sweet, it's being marketed as a refreshing, hydrating drink and gourmet product. But I sampled the maple water of two companies, Oviva and Seva, and was scratching my head trying to figure out how to use such a gently flavoured water. It would need to be for something where maple syrup wouldn't work, diluted or undiluted. What I came up with:

1. (e)au naturel
2. Maple water ice cubes

And then I got stuck. I'd just add maple syrup to smoothies or other drinks, sauces, and I wouldn't waste it by cooking something in a whole container of the stuff. But it is pretty refreshing after being out in the (finally!) summer sun. And while it's expensive at $4.99-$5.99 for a 1-litre container, it's definitely splurge-worthy. Especially if you have dreams of maple ice cubes...So here's what you can do with your maple ice cubes. Besides, with the recently untrustworthy nature of Montreal tap water, it sure feels quick and easy to make cubes from this water instead.

The health perks

The plus side of using this over regular water (or gatorade) is the apparently over 46 essential nutritional elements including vitamins and mineral, amino acids, polyphenols and phytohormones. And it's not artificially sweetened, naturally containing only 25 calories per 250mL, or about 1.7% to 3% sugar.

Here's what to do with those maple ice cubes should you choose to invest in some maple water:

maple-old-fashionedMaple Old Fashioned as demonstrated by one of Montreal's top mixologists, Graham Warner. Just replace the regular ice cubes with maple ice cubes.
banana-smoothieMaple Smoothie (serves 2)
2 cups maple ice cubes
2 fresh or frozen overripe bananas
1/2 orange or 3 tbsp orange juice (to taste)
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries, optional
1/2 cup coconut, almond, soy or regular milk or yogurt

Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth.

Maple Vanilla Milkshake

This is somewhere between a milkshake and a smoothie. Milkshake purists wouldn't add ice to the mix. But hey, it's still delicious. (Serves 2)
2 cups maple ice cubes
2 cups coconut, almond, soy or regular milk or yogurt
2 scoops vanilla ice cream of any kind

Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth.

OVIVA is available at METRO and IGA grocery stores in Quebec and SEVA is in a handful of public markets and in the Chateau Taillefer Lafon in Laval.

Photo of an old-fashioned from Avi Schwab on flickr. Smoothie photo from www.ahealthyjalapeno.com. Milkshake photo from www.ifood.tv.

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