Jugo de Tamarindo (Tamarind Juice)

by Erica Dinho on November 18, 2012

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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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa November 19, 2012 at 6:53 AM

Ah ha! One of your magic potions with that pulp – awesome.


2 Erica November 19, 2012 at 7:33 AM

Thanks, Belinda!


3 Joanne November 19, 2012 at 9:22 AM

I bet this sweet/tangy juice is so refreshing!


4 Erica November 19, 2012 at 12:12 PM

It is delicious,Joanne!


5 Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! November 19, 2012 at 9:24 AM

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.


6 Erica November 19, 2012 at 12:07 PM

I love making granita with tamarindo,Norma!It is delicious!


7 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz November 19, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Nice follow up to the pulp recipe :-) I have had this juice…really good.


8 Erica November 19, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Thanks for your comment, Evelyn!


9 Jenn and Seth November 20, 2012 at 1:24 AM

i really want to try this, i cannot wait to make it!


10 Erica November 20, 2012 at 7:07 AM

It is very good!


11 miriam November 20, 2012 at 5:29 AM

this is also widely consumed in the middle east and india,,fascinating


12 Erica November 20, 2012 at 7:06 AM

Thanks for your comment, Miriam!


13 RSA Course November 21, 2012 at 3:30 AM

I was shock when I read that that juice is a tamarind juice. How does it taste?


14 Erica November 21, 2012 at 8:13 AM

It is fantastic!


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