Jugo de Tamarindo (Tamarind Juice)

Jugo de Tamarindo (Tamarind Juice)

Tamarind Juice is a traditional and popular drink in Colombia. It is a sweet, sour, and refreshing juice. Jugo de Tamarindo has always been one of my favorite Colombian drinks, and whenever I visit my family in Medellin, my mom has a pitcher in the fridge waiting for me. I grew up drinking many fresh homemade fruit juices in Colombia.

Jugo de Tamarindo is one of those drinks that I wouldn’t normally post this time of year. However, I received four emails last week asking if I had a recipe for this drink, so I decided to make it and post it.

Buen provecho!

Jugo de Tamarindo (Tamarind Juice)



(About 6 servings)

  • 2 cups of tamarind pulp
  • 1/4 cup of sugar or more to your taste
  • 6 cups of water
  • Ice

Jugo de Tamarindo (Tamarind Juice)


Blend all ingredients, adjusting sweetness as needed. Serve over ice.

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  1. Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! says

    I just enjoy tamarindo so much. My favorite is when its poured ove shaved ice…we call it a “piragua”. So many uses for this wonderful fruit.

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