February 22, 2024

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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 juice comes from the fruit also known as Guanabana

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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