Beep was created by Nova Scotia’s Farmer’s Dairy in the 1960’s and found its way into lunch boxes far and wide. Beep was discontinued in March 2010 and revived in 2012 as a summertime drink until being taken off the shelves again in 2015.
We scoured the internet and found this recipe by Marie Porter who is the author of the cookbook, More Than Poutine: Foods from My Home and Native Land.
Without having original Beep around to base the recipe off of, Porter does an excellent job of picking out the ingredients and producing a drink extremely similar to Beep. Here is what you need to produce one litre of the famous drink.
- 2 Cups Water
- 2/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Citric Acid Optional
- 1/2 Cup Orange Juice
- 1/3 Cup Apple Juice
- 1/3 Cup Apricot Nectar
- 2 Tbsp Pineapple Juice
- 2 Tbsp Prune Juice
- Measure water, sugar, and citric acid (if using) together in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from heat, allow to cool.
- In a large beverage container (1L or more), mix remaining ingredients.
- Add sugar syrup, stir well to combine.
- Chill until use, shake/stir before serving.
Now you can enjoy Nova Scotia’s favourite nostalgic drink whenever you please.