Celeste's Favorite Escamocha Recipe
As of late, I have been in love with Escamochas and am so excited to share this recipe with you! First off, if you've never heard of an Escamocha, they originated in Guadalajara in the 20th century and the word Escamocho means leftovers from any food or drink. They can be made in a variety of ways either as a fruit salad or cocktail (some healthier than others), but are a delicious refreshing way to enjoy a mixture of fruit.
I came across my first Escamocha while my family and I were frequenting a local Mexican ice cream parlor called "La Michoacana". We found ourselves going almost every other day just to purchase one of their delicious Escamochas. I then thought to myself, I can make this at home, make as much as I want, and save money! Those of you who have listened to our podcast know I love to save my money! Long story short, I purchased all of my favorite fruits, experimented with tons of variations and came up with this delicious healthier version that has become a go to for my family! From my home to yours, I hope you enjoy!
Prep time: 30 minutes
Start to finish: 35 minutes
Recipe Makes approximately 2 ½ - 3 (16 ounce) servings
- 9 medium to large sized oranges (cold) – this makes roughly about 2 cups of fresh squeezed Orange Juice
- 7 medium sized Strawberries (this should roughly be equivalent to ½ cup)
- ½ cup diced Jicama
- 1 Mango (this is roughly equivalent to ½ cup)
- ½ cup Canteloupe Melon
- ½ cup Pineapple
- 2/3 cup Watermelon
- ½ cup Red Apple (Dice this last to avoid browning of apple)
- Tajin Cilli Powder (For garnish on outer rim of cup)
How to Prepare:
1. Squeeze oranges and strain juice to remove pulp (straining the juice is completely optional, so if you like the pulp, feel free to skip this step). Be sure to squeeze your oranges until you have roughly about 2 cups of freshly squeezed orange juice. Once you’ve got enough juice for 2 cups, place your juice in the refrigerator to keep chilled until you are ready to pour your juice into your serving cups.
2. Finely dice up all fruits listed in the ingredients section. Mix all fruit ingredients in a large mixing bowl and set aside. Be sure to dice up your apple last (you don’t want your apple to be a yucky brown color when you’re ready to serve).
3. Dip the outer rim of your serving cups in to the orange juice and then quickly dip the wet outer rims of your cups into a flat plate containing tajin powder (for garnish).
4. Pour the diced fruit mixture into your serving cups.
5. Once all of your serving cups have been fixed with fruit, pour your cold freshly squeezed orange juice into your serving cups and ENJOY!
- If you want to save some time, you can purchase sliced fruit and dice that up.
- Looking for a spicer version? Add as much Tajin as you'd like to your orange juice mixture.
- Any leftover cocktail mixture can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 day to enjoy at a later time.
- Experiment with other types of fruits like papaya and banana. If using bananas, slice these up last so that they don't brown. (Fridge storage life will differ.)