July 24, 2014

cameraWatch our step-by-step video for this recipe below

 
There are many names for this tropical fruit. In South America it’s called Guanabana, but in Jamaica we call it — Soursop. the flavour is so good and so hard to describe. It’s like a combination of strawberry and pineapple with an underlying creamy flavor of coconut or banana. If you’ve never had soursop, I urge you to seek it out and indulge.
 
When buying a fresh soursop it should be soft but firm. If it’s too squishy it’s probably over ripe. If you’re not sure, ask a store clerk to help you choose the perfect one. This recipe is traditional and we Jamaicans love our sweet drinks. So if you prefer a lighter version, see the suggestion below. Also, if you can’t find the fresh fruit look for Soursop or Guanabana nectar and add the other ingredients as instructed. There’s nothing like the taste of  chilled Soursop Juice over ice. I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I do!
 
Ingredients

1 ripe Soursop (Guanabana)
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 tsp grated Nutmeg
2 Tbsp fresh Lime Juice
1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
5 cups of Water
 
For sweeter version: Add 2 Tbsp sugar
For a lighter version: Omit sweetened condensed milk and sweeten with sugar to taste
Note: like orange juice, some like pulp some don’t. See Step 3

 
Method

1. Peel the soursop by hand; put flesh in a large mixing bowl and remove all the seeds
2. Put fruit into blender; add 3 cups of water and puree
3. Pour puree into in the mixing bowl and add 2 to 3 more cups of water. (If you prefer
a smooth drink, use a strainer and the additional water to remove fruit fibers.)
4. Add sweetened condensed milk, nutmeg, lime juice and vanilla and stir to blend
(if you don’t have a large blender, like me, you can use a hand blender to do the final mixing

Serve chilled with or without ice cubes. Add a dash of nutmeg to each glass before serving.
 
Serving suggestion: You can also add some white rum to enhance the flavor, if you know what I mean.

 

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Fay

I’ve been cooking Jamaican food for my family for more than 50 years! Now I'm teaching my daughter Angela and you how to cook my treasured family recipes! I'm happy to be of service and love hearing from you so don't forget to leave a comment below.

Fay

11 Comments

  • Reply
    shadaye
    September 13, 2012

    i love you fay! you remind me of my mother i going show her your video i like you sense of style, so original ya man keep up the good work mama fay.

    • Reply
      stacey
      November 20, 2012

      Hi Fay,
      I could not find the fruit at my local supermarkets but they did have the frozen soursop puree. I made the lighter version without sugar and my family loved it. Delicious!

      Do you know what time of year do most international markets have the fresh fruit?

  • Reply
    Jean
    November 24, 2012

    I love soursop juice it’s one of my fav’s but u missed out one thing the whit rum a must have

  • Reply
    Kathy
    February 6, 2013

    where can i find the soursop fruit in my area or where to purchase.

    • Reply Cook Like A Jamaican
      February 6, 2013

      Hi Kathy,
      Where do you live? You may find it’s called Guanabana. It’s the same thing. Blessings, Fay

      • Reply
        Di
        March 6, 2013

        Soursop fruirs are available on Amazon co.uk

  • Reply
    Allison
    April 29, 2013

    I prefer soursop juice with lime juice and sweetened with sugar. Very refreshing iced cold. Have you seen the articles claiming that soursop has potent cancer fighting properties?

  • Reply
    LaTisha Singleton
    June 3, 2013

    Ms. Faye greetings & blessings to you & your family…
    I must say, I absolutely LOVE to watch you, as you remind me of my Grammy…
    I was wondering if you would please post a video for proper carrot juice…
    I’ve made it the way I think I remember my Grammy making it & my children love it… However, I’m not 100% sure I’m not missing something…

    • Reply Cook Like A Jamaican
      Cook Like A Jamaican
      June 11, 2013

      Thank you for your kind words. Carrot juice recipe… soon come LaTisha. Blessings

  • Reply
    Sheila Marie
    October 4, 2013

    Thank you for sharing this recipe.
    I am in the Philippines and soursop (GUYABANO in tagalog) fruit is common here.
    My mom and I usually eat this after meal. You just gave me the brightest idea on how
    we can have this the other way – by drinking it! I hope to see more interesting recipes from you!

    More power!

  • Reply
    omgjsc
    December 18, 2013

    Hi, I wanted to let you know that my 13 year old son made this drink this evening. Delicious! I added the rum to my drink.
    Thank you for sharing.
    He is in the process of making the sorrel too :)

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