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The best Jamaican guinep drink recipe

Every Jamaicans knows the guinep fruit, but not everyone of us uses it to make drink. But this drink is very refreshing and it is very easy to make.

guinep drink

The guinep is a tropical fruit that grow widely through Jamaica during the summer time.

It is mainly eaten raw, but it can also use to make a delicious fruit drink like I’ve done here. A great drink for the hot summer weather.

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 There are many healthy benefits to why you should have guinep juice:

  • Guinep is rich in vitamin C and A which helps strengthen the immune system.
  • The amino acids in the guinep fruit can help lower the blood pressure.
  • The fruit is high in fiber, calcium and contain antioxidants that prevents inflammatory diseases.

Just to list a few reasons to try this guinep juice recipe. Apart from that the drink have a nice taste that it gets from the fruit.

Guinep have a sweet lime taste.

It reminds me of lychee but at the same time it also reminds me of soursop.

How To Make Guinep Drink

It is easy to make guinep juice, all you need is a few ingredients: a few guineps, ginger, water and sugar to sweetened.

  1. Remove the skin from the guineps and place the peeled guineps in a contain covered with boiling water
  2. Add the ginger to the water, cover and leave to cool.
  3. When cool use your hands to squeeze all the juice from the guinep pulp and into water. Same as you would when making soursop juice.
  4. Strain and sweeten to taste with sugar
  5. Serve cold!

It is that easy!

The guinep seed can be eaten so you can put it aside to boil or roast.

Now that you have the drink recipe, give it a try and let me know in the comments what you think about it.

guinep drink

The best Jamaican guinep drink recipe

Next guiep season, make this refeshing guinep drink recipe and thank me when you have a taste.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: Jamaican guinep drink recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Lesa


  • 4 cups Guinep skin removed
  • 1 tbsp Freshly grated ginger
  • 6 cups Boiling water
  • Brown sugar To taste


  • Remove the guinep fruit from its skin and place in a kitchen container.
  • Add the grated ginger
  • Pour boiling hot water onto the guinep and ginger, enough to cover the amount of fruit you have. Cover and leave to cool
  • Once cool, use clean hands to rub to guinep seeds together to separate the guinep pulp from seed.
  • Strain, sweeten and put to chill.



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    5 stars

  2. Could you do it with cold water? What’s the benefit of using hot? Cause it will take a while to cool down again.

  3. 5 stars
    Yes my brother and I are on the phone right now he’s in JA he just told me this is possible I never knew

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