Homemade Chamoy Sauce – ilovechamoy

Homemade Chamoy Sauce

🏪 Store-bought vs homemade chamoy

The biggest difference between store bought chamoy recipes and homemade chamoy sauce is that store bought chamoy's usually use more sugar, as well as artificial dyes. The difference between I Love Chamoy and other store bought chamoy's is that we use monk fruit instead of sugar to sweeten our chamoy which makes it diabetic friendly. Additionally, we use hibiscus flowers to add color to our chamoy, instead of red40 or other artificial dyes. Our chamoy also has 40-80% less sodium than other chamoys on the market, which makes it a great chamoy substitute for those who are looking for a healthier alternative.

How to Make Chamoy Sauce

There are many ways to make chamoy sauce, depending on what kind of flavor profile you are hoping to achieve. You can find a ton of easy recipe online, depending on the flavor profile you are trying to achieve. Making chamoy is fairly easy to do. You will need dried apricots, plums or your choice of fresh fruit, dried chili powder, lime juice, salt, and sugar. If you want to make you chamoy more of a sour sauce, we recommend using dried hibiscus flowers dried apricots or tart plum to add a tart flavor to your sauce. To make chamoy sauce, you'll add all of your ingredients except the lime juice to a sauce pan on medium high heat until it comes to a boil. Once everything is boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. From there, you'll add the mixture to a blender or food processor, add lime juice to taste and blend! Check for desired consistency and taste. Add a few more tablespoons of water for a more liquidy consistency if you prefer. There is no need to strain the sauce as the pulp adds a wonderful texture to this recipe. Store your homemade chamoy sauce in the fridge for about a week, and enjoy with fruit!

What Does Chamoy Taste Like?

Chamoy is a popular Mexican sauce that is known for its sweet, tangy, and spicy flavor. It is typically made from a combination of fruits such as mango or apricot, chili peppers, lime juice, and various spices. Chamoy is often used as a dipping sauce for fresh fruits, snacks, or even as a flavoring for beverages. Its unique combination of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors makes it a versatile and beloved condiment in Mexican cuisine. Chamoy can be best described as salty sweet sour.

Is Chamoy Spicy?

Typically, chamoy displays sweet and savory flavors, as well as a spicy profile. This is because of the mix of dried fruits, lime juice, chili powder, and other spices! The spicyness of chamoy varies depending on the chamoy recipe used.

🌶 Tajin vs Chamoy

The difference between Tajin seasoning and Chamoy is that chamoy is a sauce and is typically made from a fermented array of fruits, while tajín (a spice mix) is usually in powder and contains no fruits aside from the dehydrated lime juice. Both chamoy sauce and tajin can be eaten together, and the flavors compliment each other.

Is Chamoy considered a hot sauce?

While chamoy can be spicy, this Mexican sauce is not considered a hot sauce. Hot sauce usually uses vinegar and salt, and has a spicier and saltier profile. Chamoy sauce is more of a sweet and sour sauce, and uses sugar as well as spices to get it's flavor.

What to eat Chamoy with?

Chamoy can be eaten with a variety of things, including fresh mango, pineapple, or your favorite fruit, dried fruit, ice cream, pickled fruit, Mexican candies, gummy candies, crack seed, popcorn, chips, vegetables, or by itself!


Ways to Serve Chamoy Sauce

Chamoy can be served in a few different ways, depending on the snack you're craving! Mexican chamoy sauce is typically served with fresh fruit like pineapple, fresh mango, jicama, and cucumber. This is also known as a vaso de fruta (fruit cups), and is a popular street food in Mexico. You can also eat chamoy with vegetables fresh fruit, chips, popcorn, shaved ice, beer, and even savory dishes like chicken, or fish!

How to Store Chamoy Sauce

Homemade Chamoy sauce should be stored in the fridge, while store bought Chamoy can be stored in either the fridge or pantry due to the preservatives used to keep the consistency of the sauce shelf stable.

🥭 Chamoy Flavor Variations

There are many variations of chamoy sauce. Some chamoy's are sweet, some are more spicy. Some are sweet and spicy. Some are made with pickled fruits, like pickled plums, while others are made with dried fruits, like dried mango, or dried apricots. I Love Chamoy comes in four different flavors. We have our original flavor which is a perfect mix of sweet, spicy, tart, and tangy. We also have a chili mango flavor, which is more on the sweet side and tastes like mexican candies. If you like pickles, we also offer a chamoy pickle flavor which is meant to taste like the very popular chamoy pickles without the artificial dyes, or sugar! Lastly, we have a chili watermelon chamoy that tastes like the liquid version of the Mexican watermelon lollipops many of us grew up eating!

🔥 Is Chamoy vegan?

Chamoy is a vegan mexican candy sauce, that is typically made out of fruit, chili peppers, lime juice, and spices. There are no animal products used in the making of mexican chamoy sauce, therefore chamoy is considered a vegan Mexican snack.

Where can I find chamoy?

Chamoy can be found in where mexican foods are sold, like mexican grocery stores. It can also be purchased online, or from a street vendor that sells Mexican candy. You can find I Love Chamoy on our website, at I Love Chamoy.

What's the main difference between I Love Chamoy and other chamoy sauces?

I Love Chamoy is different from other chamoy brands because it is gluten free, has no artificial dyes, and uses dried hibiscus (Jamaica) to get it's color. It is sweetened with pure monk fruit which is an all natural sweetener that is also completely sugar free, which makes it diabetic friendly because it does not spike glucose levels. I Love Chamoy comes in different flavors, Original, Chili mango, and Pickle chamoy, and Chili Watermelon.

Who invented chamoy?

Chamoy is a popular Mexican condiment sauce that has Asian origins. Food historian speculate that chamoy was birthed during the rise of chinese immigrants coming to Mexico, and that the name came from a Japanese immigrant who sold umeboshi, the preserved pickled plums. With time, Mexican's added sugar and chili powder to create the popular sauce we know today as Chamoy.

Where does chamoy get its color from?

Most chamoy's found in store get their bright red color from artificial dyes. I Love Chamoy uses dried hibiscus flowers instead of red40 or other artificial dyes to give its chamoy sauce its beautiful color. Using hibiscus flowers gives our chamoy the perfect balance of sweet, tart, and spicy.