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How to make homemade tepache?

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Tepache is a very refreshing fermented popular drink that is made from the peel of fruit. It is said that the name comes from the Nahuatl "tepiatl", which means corn drink, because corn was fundamental in the first preparations, although the recipe has had its changes. Each state has its own interpretation, but here we leave you the recipe for a delicious pineapple tepache.
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12 portions
  • 1 pineapple, washed and sanitized
  • 2 cones piloncillo
  • 1 raja cinnamon
  • 7 allspice berries
  • 5 whole cloves
  • water
  • ice
  • pineapple, in cubes, to accompany


Remove the stem of the pineapple by hand and with a knife cut the two ends of the pineapple into slices and keep them. Remove the pineapple peel by cutting lengthwise and cut two slices of the pineapple pulp, this will be the base of the tepache. Keep the pulp that was left over to accompany it.
In a vitrolero or a clay pot, place the piloncillo cones, add the pineapple peels and slices, the cinnamon, the fat peppers and the cloves. Fill with water, cover with a cotton cloth and secure with a thread. Store in a cool place for 24 hours.
After time you will notice that the piloncillo has already dissolved, mix very well and if necessary, try it for sweetness, it is the precise moment to add more piloncillo or sugar if you wish. Cover again with the cotton cloth and secure with thread; let it rest for 48 more hours in a cool place.
It is ready to consume! Remove the cap and cotton string, add ice and serve in a glass with pineapple chunks.


Accompany with ice and pineapple pieces.


The more ripe the pineapple is, the more immediate the fermentation will be. It is also important to cover this drink so that the mixture is concentrated and helps to ferment.

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Ratings (16)
Ideth Lucca
24/04/2021 17:12:44
Me encantó la idea de ponerle trocitos de piña y el ponerla en vitrolero con su llave para servir es buenísima idea, muy cool.
Angeles Galindo
04/02/2021 04:09:11
Qué rica bebida es la que más me gusta Ami
Cannon Saga
06/11/2020 14:51:38
Pues yo le pondría tamarindo
angel recinos
25/10/2020 14:05:58
Se ve delicioso lo are pronto
Adriana Adriana
15/10/2020 22:15:02
Muy rico y refrescante
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