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Golden Almond Tepache

Unsweetened almond milk is blended with tepache (a fermented pineapple drink), pineapple, passion fruit puree and ground turmeric for a refreshing beverage combining pre- and probiotics. This functional drink was inspired by the growth and appeal of fermented beverages. It also showcases almond milk as the perfect blank canvas to carry trending flavors to create a cross-category drink. Developed by Chef Rob Corliss of ATE on behalf of the Almond Board of California



  • 64 fl oz Almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 each Fresh pineapple, whole, large
  • 64 fl oz Water, filtered, hot
  • 2.5 oz Light brown sugar
  • 1 each Cinnamon stick
  • 3 each Cloves
  • 2 lbs Pineapple, fresh or individual quick frozen, small chunks
  • 10 oz Passion fruit puree
  • 0.16 oz Turmeric, ground
Prepare the tepache
  1. Starting with the whole fresh pineapple - slice off and discard the pineapple crown & bottom. Slice off the outer pineapple rind and reserve those rind pieces. Core the pineapple and reserve the core. Cut the actual pineapple meat into small chunks and reserve chilled (until needed in step 2).
  2. Place hot water (using hot water coming out of your tap) in a large container. Add brown sugar and whisk to fully dissolve the brown sugar. Add the cinnamon sticks, cloves and the reserved pineapple rind and pineapple core to the container.
  3. Cover the container (with all the hot water & ingredients) with a kitchen towel or cheesecloth (so the mixture can breathe) and store at room temperature for 2-3 days, so everything ferments and creates the tepache.
  4. Skim & remove any fermented foam off the top of the tepache, then strain the liquid through a fine chinoise or cheese cloth (discarding the solids and saving the liquid).
  5. Reserve the tepache chilled.
Prepare the Golden Almond Tepache
  1. Place the reserved chilled tepache liquid in a large container. Add the almond milk, reserved chilled pineapple chunks (supplement with fresh or individual quick-frozen pineapple chunks to make up all the portion needed), passion fruit puree and turmeric; then puree to evenly combine.
  2. Strain the beverage through a fine chinoise or cheese cloth (discarding the solids and saving the liquid).
  3. Place the Golden Almond Tepache in a sealed container and store refrigerated.
Nutritional Info
Per Serving
Calories 56
Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 12 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 9 g
Protein 1 g
Did you know?

In addition to almonds being a delicious ingredient in our recipes they’re also heart healthy, gut healthy, and full of vitamins and nutrients - explore Health & Nutrition to learn more. Not only that, almond farmers are dedicated to sustainability - find out how they’re Growing Good.   Created by Chef Christine Farkas of IHeart Food Consulting on behalf of the Almond Board of California. Click here to watch recipe video demonstration.