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Best Homemade Chamoy Sauce

Nothing better than a multi-use condiment! This Chamoy Sauce is a perfect example plus the recipe is so easy to make with natural ingredients: first you mix all ingredients then it's cooked down until thick. This is a perfect addition to any Mexican snack!
Course Sauces
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 37kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • Blender
  • Medium saucepan


  • 3/4 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup prunes seeded
  • 1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 3 cups water
  • 6 tablespoon homemade chili powder or chile piquin powder or even tajin
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice


  • In a medium saucepan, bring all ingredients (except the citrus juice) to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and rest until cooled off. About 10 minutes.
  • Add everything to a blender including the lime juice and blend well.
  • Check for the liquid consistency: Add a few more tablespoons of water for a more liquid consistency.
  • Transfer to glass jars and store in refrigerator. It will last about 2 months.


Serving: 0.5cup | Sodium: 67mg | Sugar: 5g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 73mg | Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g