Agua De Tamarindo

Have a big glass of this refreshing Agua Fresca De Tamarindo! All you need are only three ingredients: tamarindo pulp, sugar and water to have a big pitcher of tart and sweet Agua De Tamarindo.

A jar pouring agua de tamarindo into a glass with ice.

Tamarindo Drink

A delicious Mexican meal isn’t complete complete without a great agua fresca or lemonade! If we’re having friends over, I like to serve Agua De Tamarindo from a pitcher so that guests can refill at will and I don’t have to run in and out of the kitchen frequently.

Make ahead and serve a large number of guests with this classic agua fresca that’s so easy to sip!

Why you’ll love it!

  • So RefreshingIt’s the perfect companion to any Mexican meal.
  • 3 Ingredients You only need three ingredients to make this recipe, so you have no excuses!
  • Perfect for the entire family Kids and grown ups love this drink, and you’ll love getting those extra vitamins into their diets!

There are many recipes you can make with tamarindo as it is a very popular fruit in Mexico. This agua is one of them but you could also make paletas, raspados, candy, even chamoy. I hope you try some of those recipes if you end up with extra pods. They’re are delicious!

Three glasses with agua de tamarindo garnished a slice of lime.

Ingredients

  • Tamarind – You can make this agua fresca by making homemade tamarind paste or store bought concentrate.
  • The sweetener simple syrup or sugar. I prefer to use simple syrup to make sure the sugar dissolves completely and will sweeten the tamarindo perfectly.
  • Water – no explanation needed 🙂

How to Make a Agua De Tamarindo

  1. Make the paste – If you’re using homemade pulp, follow this recipe for tamarindo paste or portion 4 teaspoons of store bought tamarindo concentrate.
  2. In a large pitcher, add the paste.
  3. Sweeten – Add the water and simple syrup to the pitcher with the ice.
  4. Mix everything together with a wooden spoon until combined.
  5. Serve over ice and enjoy!

Note that if you’re using tamarindo concentrate, the drink will be darker than if using pulp. The good news is that flavor does not change!

Three glasses with agua de tamarindo garnished a slice of lime.

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Chef’s Tips

  • Wait to add ice. Add ice to the pitcher if you decide to serve the drink immediately. If you are going to serve the tamarind water later, wait to add the ice to the pitcher until right before serving. You don’t want to water down your drink!
  • Change things up. If you want to jazz up your homemade tamarind water feel free to add a couple tablespoons of fresh lime juice to your mix for a twist.
  • Make it into a slushy. Add a cup of fresh tamarindo water and 1/2 cup of ice to a high speed blender and blend until smooth for a delicious frozen slushy!
  • Make it into paletas. These tamarindo paletas are so refreshing and fun to eat.
  • Add chamoy and chili lime seasoning to the edge of the glass.
A glass with tamarind water garnished with a lime slice.

What to serve with Tamarind Water

Aguas Frescas are always best served in a clear glass pitcher or drink dispenser. It showcases the beauty of the colors and allows people to serve themselves!

You can serve agua de tamarindo with so many dishes. Below are the recipes I suggest serving with this recipe.


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How to Store This Tamarindo Drink

  • Refrigerate – A pitcher of this Agua Fresca can last in the fridge for up to 3 days. Make sure to give it a good stir prior to serving again.
  • Freeze – I really doubt you’ll have leftovers, but if you do you can store them in the freezer for up to three months. Freeze in an airtight plastic container. When ready to use, take out and let thaw in the refrigerator. Note that the flavor may be slightly altered so it’s always better to drink it fresh.
Two glasses with agua de tamarindo garnished a slice of lime.

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A jar pouring agua de tamarindo into a glass with ice.

Agua De Tamarindo

Servings 8 4 oz servings
Ana Frias
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Agua Fresca De Tamarindo, a homemade drink made with only three ingredients: tamarindo pulp, sugar and water. This is a classic drink brimming with a delicious earthy flavor!
8 4 oz servings

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup Homemade tamarindo pulp or 4 tsps tamarindo concentrate
  • ¾ cup sugar or 1 cup simple syrup
  • 3 cups water

Instructions
 

  • Make the paste – If you’re using homemade pulp, follow this recipe for tamarindo paste.
  • In a large pitcher, add the paste or concentrate
  • Add the water and sugar (or simple syrup) to the pitcher.
  • Mix everything together with a large spoon until combined.
  • Serve over ice and enjoy!

*Ana’s Notes:

  • Refrigerate – A pitcher of this Agua Fresca can last in the fridge for up to 3 days. Make sure to give it a good stir prior to serving again.
  • Freeze – I really doubt you’ll have leftovers, but if you do you can store them in the freezer for up to three months. Freeze in an airtight plastic container. When ready to use, take out and let thaw in the refrigerator. Note that the flavor may be slightly altered so it’s always better to drink it fresh.

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NUTRITION

Serving: 4oz | Sugar: 19g | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g

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