Colombian Tree Tomato Juice (Jugo de Tomate de Arbol en Leche)

by Erica Dinho on June 3, 2009

Jugo de Tomate de Arbol

Jugo de Tomate de Arbol

Tomate de Arbol or tamarillo is a popular Colombian fruit. It is tangy with a little sweetness, is a great source of Vitamin A, B6 and C and also contains Vitamin E and Thiamine. In Colombia it is used in juice, desserts, and sauces. In the United States I found it frozen in the Latin aisle at the supermarket.

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Ingredients

(4 servings)

  • 4 Tree tomatoes or Tomates de Arbol
  • 2 Cups milk
  • ¼ cup crushed ice
  • 4 tablespoons sugar

Directions

  1. Place all the ingredients except the ice in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Strain the juice through a sieve.
  3. Pour the juice back in the blender, add the crushed ice and blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy!
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1 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie June 3, 2009 at 10:18 AM

How interesting to combine tomatoes and milk! will have to try it!

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2 rebecca subbiah June 3, 2009 at 1:54 PM

i guess tree tomatoes are a type of fruit oh and Erica I made a plantain soup based the recipe of your great blog lol

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3 Erica June 3, 2009 at 2:35 PM

Rebecca,
Thank you so much for the feedback…..Tree Tomatoes are a typical Colombian fruit.

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4 Sandra April 9, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Let me tell you that this is not the regular vegetble tomatoes this is an actual fruit so for the ones that dont know it please dont make it with the tomatoes that you make your salad with because it will be horrible. These tomatoes tree fruit i haven’t seen here in America!

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5 Erica April 9, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Hi Sandra, I find frozen Tomate de Arbol at my local market here in the USA.

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6 nora@ffr June 3, 2009 at 2:01 PM

never tried this way.. sounds great!! yumm!!

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7 Sophie June 4, 2009 at 6:18 AM

MMMMMM…Erica! Looks so lovely & tasty! I will be on the look out for these special tomatoes!

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8 Anisha October 15, 2009 at 3:02 PM

Hey,does drinking tree tomatoes give a sore throat?

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9 Erica October 15, 2009 at 3:06 PM

Hi Anisha,

No, In Colombia we drink tree tomato juice all the time….It is the first time I hear that.

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11 Respondon November 17, 2009 at 10:33 PM

I draw the line at jugo de tomate de arbol. When I lived with a Colombian host family 30 years ago, I would check the kitchen in the morning to see if they had tomate de arbol. If they did, I would find any excuse to stay out late and miss dinner. The juice was just not my thing, and the pasta sauce they made with it….well, ni hablar. And I’m not squeamish…pepitoria and hormigas culonas were no problem for me. But tomate de arbol, “no gracias” as they say :)

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12 Cerrita Santander March 19, 2011 at 4:09 PM

SINCE MOVING TO COLOMBIA FROM THE USA A YEAR AGO, I FIND THE TOMATE DE ARBOL JUICE DELICIOUS AND FRESH, I ENJOY IT A LOT.

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13 Bonjovita August 28, 2012 at 1:37 PM

gotta say that i looove jugo de tomate de arbol, and now we have tomate de arbol in Panama… i always had it in water… but definetly will try it in milk soon…
ñam ñam….

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