Easy Chamoy Sauce Recipe

Easy Chamoy Sauce Recipe

10 mins
Vadim Rachok
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Chamoy Sauce is an alluring and piquant Mexican condiment that brings together a unique combination of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy flavors. Its tangy and tart taste makes it a versatile addition to a variety of dishes. You can use it as a dipping sauce for fruits, or drizzle it over snacks like chips or veggies to give them a mouthwatering twist. Chamoy sauce can also be incorporated into cocktails to add a fiery kick. Its bold and zesty flavor profile makes it a perfect choice for those who love to experiment with different tastes. Today, we will learn how to make this tantalizing sauce at home in just 10 minutes.

Chamoy Sauce is a delightful explosion of flavors that adds a vibrant twist to various dishes. Originating from Mexico, this condiment has evolved into a beloved creation, blending sweet, sour, salty, and spicy notes into a harmonious dance for your taste buds. The beauty of Chamoy lies in its versatility - it can elevate everything from fresh fruit to snacks and even cocktails. This homemade recipe ensures you experience the authentic essence of Chamoy with a simple and quick preparation process. Get ready to embark on a flavor journey that brings a touch of Mexico to your table!

What is Camoy Sauce?

A vibrant history of Chamoy sauce dates back to Mexico, where it originated. Initially, this condiment was made from pickled fruit, usually apricots, plums, or mangoes, blended with lime juice, chili peppers, and spices. Over time, it has evolved, and today, there are several versions of chamoy sauce that you can try to make. Each has its own unique combination of ingredients.

Chamoy’s basic components typically include a fusion of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy elements, resulting in a complex flavor. The main ingredients of this sauce are a blend of pickled fruits such as apricots, plums, or mangos, chili peppers, lime juice, and spices.

We have prepared a simple and easy-to-make variant of carmoy sauce recipe for you. It involves using simple ingredients and a quick preparation process.

how to cook Chamoy Sauce Recipe

Chamoy Sauce Ingredients

Each ingredient in Chamoy sauce serves a specific purpose:

  • Apricot Jam: Apricot jam is a key ingredient that provides a fruity base and a natural sweet flavor to the sauce. 
  • Fresh Lime Juice: Lime juice balances the sweetness from the apricot jam and complements the other flavors in the sauce.
  • Ancho Chile Powder: Ancho chile powder brings a spicy, rich, smoky, and slightly sweet taste to the sauce.
  • Salt: Salt balances and provides a savory contrast to the sweetness.

homemade Easy Chamoy Sauce

How to Serve Chamoy Sauce?

  • Serve with fruit. Chamoy sauce is delicious and served with sliced fresh fruit or even pickled fruit, such as fresh watermelon, mango, pineapple, or strawberries.
  • Enhance your snacks. Use it as a dip for your favorite chips or crunchy snack.
  • Use as a spread. You can spread chamoy on our morning toast instead of jellies and jams.
  • Amp up dessert. Try to drizzle chamoy sauce over ice cream.
  • Use it as a glaze. Use chamoy sauce to glaze fish, chicken, or pork for grilling.

Chamoy Sauce

How to Store Chamoy Sauce?

Charmoy sauce is a delicious condiment that can be enjoyed in many ways. If you have any leftover sauce, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to a month. To maintain the freshness of the sauce and avoid spoilage, it is recommended to follow this method.

If you want to preserve the sauce for a longer period, you can freeze it. However, it is important to freeze it in ice cube trays, as this will make it easier to defrost the amount you need. When you’re ready to use the sauce, simply pop out a cube or two and defrost them in the microwave or on the stove.

The great thing about Charmoy sauce is that it can also be served frozen. This makes it a great option for those who like to plan ahead. You can freeze the sauce in small portions and use them as needed. The sauce will stay in the freezer for up to 6 months, so you can enjoy it whenever you like. The sauce is fresh and prevents it from spoiling.

Recipe Tips & Notes

There are numerous ways to personalize chamoy sauce using various ingredients. For instance, you can use guajillos or pasillas as your chile peppers or even fresh ones.

Consider using dried mango, fresh peach, or raspberries. Brown sugar or apricot preserves can be added to enhance flavor.

If you want to extend the shelf life of your chamoy sauce, you can add a few tablespoons of vinegar, which will also give it a slightly sour taste.


Is Chamoy bad for you?

This chamoy is made with natural ingredients, and if consumed in moderation, it’s not bad at all! Although its sugar content is a little high, I always remind myself that everything is harmful in large quantities. Therefore, I enjoy it without any guilt!

This recipe is suitable for those who have dietary restrictions as it is free from gluten, low in fat, and vegan.

Is chamoy vegan?

Homemade versions of the dish are vegan and free from preservatives and artificial additives, which makes them even healthier.

What is a Chamoyada?

In Mexico, people refer to any frozen fruit drink garnished with chamoy as chamoyadas.

They also include sweets such as gummies, spicy candies, and fresh fruit. (Remembering the sour taste of those spicy candies makes my mouth water!). Chamoyadas are a burst of flavors in your mouth!

What Do You Eat Chamoy with?

Chamoy and chili lime seasoning make the perfect combination to enhance the flavor of any dish. It’s absolutely delicious!

  • Enjoy fresh fruit with chamoy, including watermelon, mango, pineapple, jicama, apple, coconut, and more!
  • To snack on vegetables like carrots & celery.
  • Drizzle it on paletas (popsicles), raspados, or sorbet.
  • It is the perfect healthy snack that includes cucumbers, carrots, celery and even grilled corn.
  • On candies
  • On Chamoyadas

In terms of its nutrient composition, the sauce consists solely of simple carbohydrates and sugars, so I cannot classify it as a healthy choice. However, since it is only meant to complement main dishes and is intended for consumption in small quantities, I can certainly say that it is acceptable in your diet if you lead a healthy lifestyle.

Lisa Sutton
Lisa Sutton
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Health score:
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Easy Chamoy Sauce Recipe
Author:Vadim Rachok
Chamoy sauce recipe: easy-to-make versatile Mexican sauces.
Easy Chamoy Sauce Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 cup
The ingredients you need:
1 cup apricot jam
¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
3 teaspoons ancho chile powder
1 teaspoon salt
Let’s start !

Combine apricot jam, lime juice, ancho chile powder, and salt in a blender; blend until completely smooth. Transfer to a covered jar and refrigerate.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 8 Calories: 103
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g0%
Sodium 307mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 27g10%
Dietary Fiber 1g2%
Total Sugars 18g 
Protein 1g 
Vitamin C 7mg33%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0mg2%
Potassium 61mg1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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For an extra layer of complexity in your Chamoy Sauce, consider experimenting with different varieties of chili peppers. Ancho chili powder brings a fantastic smokiness, but exploring other peppers like guajillo or arbol can introduce new dimensions of heat and flavor. Adjust the quantity based on your spice preference to create a customized Chamoy that perfectly suits your palate. This small tweak can turn a good Chamoy into an exceptional one, tailor-made to your taste preferences.

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