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Tamarind drink

Enjoy the health benefits of tamarind in a refreshing chilled drink. Sweet and sour drink that is going to make your taste buds thank you.
Prep Time10 mins
Soaking time8 hrs
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican, Middle East
Servings: 7 concenterated cups
Calories: 119.5kcal
Author: Amira


  • 1 paket 350g tamarind .
  • 2 liter of cold water.
  • Sugar to your preference.


  • In a deep pot or glass bowl, cut up tamarind paste to relatively small pieces.
  • Pour in cold water, cover for 8 hours, try to stir a couple of times in between. (Note1), (Note2).
  • Strain with a fine fine mesh sieve.
  • Add sugar to your liking and mix in a blender. Pour in a cups with some ice.
  • Another option for serving is serving it accompanied by sugar and more cold water so everyone can adjust his/her own cup


Note1: If you are in a hurry you can use hot water and this will cut the soaking time to 4 hours.
Note2: Some people like to boil the tamarind with the water, I’ve never used this method and I’ve heard that it decreases the tamarind health benefits.
Nutrition facts are calculated without sugar.
Nutrition Facts
Tamarind drink
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119.5
% Daily Value*
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 314mg9%
Carbohydrates 31.3g10%
Fiber 2.6g11%
Sugar 19.4g22%
Protein 1.4g3%
Vitamin C 2.4mg3%
Calcium 37mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 119.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.3g | Protein: 1.4g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 314mg | Fiber: 2.6g | Sugar: 19.4g | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 37mg