Jugo de Corozo

Corozo Juice

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • 4


Appears in

Secrets of Colombian Cooking

Secrets of Colombian Cooking

By Patricia McCausland-Gallo

Published 2004

  • About

Corozo* is a tiny dark red fruit. It comes from a wild palm and we love it. As a kid, we would eat it with salt—alone it is very sour. We drink the juice weekly at home; it is very refreshing, and even sweetened is still somewhat tart.


  • 2 cups corozo*
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups ice


  1. In a medium pot over medium heat cook the corozo in 4 cups of water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until you see the water has turned a deep, red wine color.
  2. Remove from the heat, strain and keep the liquid; discard the fruit.
  3. Add the sugar to the fruit juice. Mix until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Cool, add the ice and serve immediately.