My Granpa is a stubborn German man who is very set in his ways, he always makes me laugh and I absolutely love the guy. I remember as a kid I was pretty much petrified of him, he had strong, loud german roots and he was never afraid to voice his opinion. My Grandpa is the one who introduced me to tamarind as a kid and I've loved it ever since! Its a funny looking pod with edible mushy brown stuff surrounding big seeds. I know, it sounds pretty gross, but its actually delicious! Its very tangy with a subtle unique flavor I cant quite describe.
Today we're making summer drinks with tamarind, because every once in a while its nice to take a walk down memory lane and lets face it, we all need to stay hydrated!
You can find tamarind paste or puree in most asian markets or even sometimes in the asian isle of grocery stores!
- 3/4 cup coconut palm sugar (or 1/2 cup granulated sugar)
- 3 tablespoons tamarind paste
- 7 cups water
- 1 lime juiced
- Pour 6 cups of cold water into a jug. Take the remaining 1 cup of water and put it in a saucepan.
- Add the palm sugar and tamarind paste to the hot water and let come to a boil.
- After a few minutes of boiling, turn the heat off and let sit until cool.
- Strain and add to water.
- Add lime juice and give it a shake.
•Note* I like mine pretty strong so if you're new to tamarind I recommend starting with one teaspoon.
Much LOVE, Lauren