If you like sweet and spicy sauces, we have a wonderful new recipe from Mexico: chamoy sauce. It's a fruity bittersweet salsa that will bring your fruit salads and ice pops to the next level. And, we made it sugar-free, perfect for everyone to enjoy!
Chamoy is a bright red, liquid sauce that combines fruits like apricots, plums, or mangos with lime, chillies, salt and sugar. The contrasting notes of sweet, salty, spicy, and fresh ingredients make this Mexican condiment really unique — a must-try for all salsa lovers!
In our recipe, we opted for juicy apricots as a base for our sauce. Make sure they're plump and ripe, so they'll taste sweeter. Then, we replaced refined white sugar with erythritol. This natural and safe sweetener is almost as sweet as sugar but comes with zero calories, making our chamoy sugar-free.
As for the chillies, dried ancho chillies are a must. These dark red, mild, and slightly sweet chillies are the dried form of the poblanos, one of the most popular chillies in Mexico. Unfortunately, we couldn't find the whole chillies, so we opted for the flakes, which worked perfectly.
Preparing chamoy sauce is almost like making a runny and spicy apricot jam. All you have to do is simmer the ingredients for a good 30 minutes and then blend them until smooth. Then, let the sauce cool down, and you're good to go. Easy!
Once you try chamoy, we bet you'll want to start using it everywhere, as we did! Pour it over a fresh fruit salad, use it to flavour drinks like mangonadas or ice popsicles. It's great even with crunchy nuts, baked crisps, and homemade tortillas. The recipe makes one 400g (14 oz) jar, so you'll have plenty to keep you going!