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Tamarind drink recipe

Tamarind Drink Recipe

Tamarind drink recipe. Refreshing and easy to make. Make this the next recipe you try and tantalise your taste buds with the tropical taste of tamarind drink.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Jamaican
Keyword Tamarind drink recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 123kcal
Author Lesa


  • 2 ½ cups tamarind pulp
  • 0.4 oz sliced ginger
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 drops angostura bitters
  • ½ tbsp lime juice
  • honey Sweeten to taste
  • 6 cups litre Water


  • Remove the outer shell of the tamarind and place the pulp in a kitchen bowl.
  • Boil half the water and pour it over the tamarind pulp in the bowl.
  • Add the remaining water and leave to soften for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Pour the water, tamarind pulp, and ginger into a blender.
  • With the blender on the lowest settings, pulse to separate the seeds from the pulp, which may take a few goes before all the seeds are separated.
  • Strain
  • Add the vanilla extract, angostura bitters, and lime juice, and sweeten to taste.
  • Put to chill and serve over plenty of ice.


  1. I remove the seeds before blending. More of the pulp is left in the drink after straining, which I like. But sitting and removing all the seeds from each pulp is a long and tedious task. 
  2. You can also use whatever sweetener you like. Honey adds to the tropical taste. 
  3. If you are using very sour tamarinds, use let the lime juice!


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg