Jugo de Tomate de Arbol is a popular Colombian drink made with tree tomatoes and milk or water depending of your taste.
Colombian Tree Tomato Juice (Jugo de Tomate de Arbol en Leche)
- 4 tree tomatoes or Tomates de Arbol
- 2 cups milk
- ¼ cup crushed ice
- Place all the ingredients except the ice in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Strain the juice through a sieve.
- Pour the juice back in the blender, add the crushed ice and blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy!
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.
This Colombian Tree Tomato Juice (Jugo de Tomate de Arbol en Leche) is creamy and delicious.You can replace the milk for water if you prefer.
Natasha - 5 Star Foodie
How interesting to combine tomatoes and milk! will have to try it!
They're not tomatoes...like traditional you would think of in US. Look for tamarillos.
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
Thank you so much for the feedback.....Tree Tomatoes are a typical Colombian fruit.
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!
Hi Sandra, I find frozen Tomate de Arbol at my local market here in the USA.
Disculpa donde puedo encontrar el tomate de arbol en Estados unidos? Yo vivo en California, gracias
Busquen tamarillos. Vivo en Arizona y las venden en los mercados mexicanos
Vienden acá el supermercado “Sprouts.”
never tried this way.. sounds great!! yumm!!
MMMMMM...Erica! Looks so lovely & tasty! I will be on the look out for these special tomatoes!
Hi, do you have any other recipes?
I have two of these trees in my garden in Australia.
Hey,does drinking tree tomatoes give a sore throat?
No, In Colombia we drink tree tomato juice all the time....It is the first time I hear that.
Do you blend the skin as well? Or just use the inside?
Peel the tomatoes before blending.
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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 🙂
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.
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...