Jamaican Soursop Juice Drink Recipe

Watch our step-by-step video for this soursop recipe below

There are many names for the tropical fruit that Jamaicans call soursop. In South America, for example, it’s called Guanabana. Some call it prickly custard apple. The flavour is so good and so hard to describe. Whether you eat the fruit, or taste it in this soursop juice drink recipe, the fruit is like a combination of strawberry and pineapple, with an underlying creamy flavor of coconut or banana. If you’ve never had soursop juice, I urge you to seek it out and indulge.

Soursop is also known as Prickly Custard Apple and Guanabana

When buying a fresh soursop fruit it should be soft but firm. If the fruit is too squishy it’s probably over ripe. If you’re not sure, ask a store clerk to help you choose the perfect fruit. This soursop juice drink 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!

Soursop Juice Drink from Jamaica


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

Sweeter version: Add 2 Tbsp sugar
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


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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  • shadaye

    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.

    • stacey

      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?

  • Jean

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

  • Kathy

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

  • Allison

    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?

  • LaTisha Singleton

    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…

    • Cook Like A Jamaican

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

  • Sheila Marie

    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!

  • omgjsc

    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 🙂

  • shamar

    This is one of my most favorite drink. Try adding one tin of suppligen and a bottle of dragon and it would be even tastier

  • Thomas

    Hello, my name is Thomas and I just wanted you to know that my family and I have enjoyed many of your recipes and will enjoy them in the future, so thank you for all you do. I would like to know where would be the best place to buy the Soursop for what looks like a tadtey drink, I live in Denver and have no clue on where to look for this fruit, if you have any info on this please let me know, thank you again, love your recipes.
    Thomas and Family

  • Chris

    Nice work mama Fay! Am in Nigerian and I don’t always like taking soursop fruit. But then I came across your recipe and then I tried it. I must say that it’s absolutely amazing! I love it! My mum loves it! My siblings love it! Soursop juice all the way now! Thanks

  • Di

    Soursop fruirs are available on Amazon co.uk