Up your strawberry punch game by including unexpected and refreshing ingredients like tamarind and guava.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 10 servings
1 pkg. (14 oz.) frozen tamarind pulp, thawed
1-1/2 qt. (6 cups) water
1 cinnamon stick
2 Granny Smith apples, chopped (about 4 cups)
1/2 lb. guavas (about 8 small), stemmed, halved
1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1 navel orange, cut crosswise in half
KOOL-AID Strawberry Flavor Sugar-Sweetened Drink Mix, measured to 2-qt. line in cap (about 1/2 cup)
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Let's Make It
Mix tamarind and water in large saucepan. Add cinnamon stick; bring to boil on medium-high heat. Add apples, guavas and cranberries; stir. Cook 5 min. or until fruit is tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; remove and discard cinnamon stick.
Squeeze juice from 1 orange half. Add to tamarind mixture with drink mix; stir until mix is dissolved.
Cut remaining orange half into 10 slices. Use to garnish punch.
For the adults, stir 1 Tbsp. rum into each serving of punch just before serving.
Where to Find Guavas
Fresh or frozen guavas are available almost year round at any Mexican grocery store. If preparing this refreshing punch with fresh guavas, use fully ripe guavas for best results.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 23g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
10 servings, 1 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.