Chad Jus de Fruit is a refreshing drink made with fresh fruit, milk, ice and a hint of cardamom and nutmeg. Many stands are found on street corners selling this Chad jus de fruit, a truly refreshing drink. Depending on what fruit is in season is what normally is used however it is also made with a mixture of fruits as well. Common fruits in Chad would be mango, pineapple, orange, papaya and guava.
I made our Chad Jus de Fruit with pineapple and absolutely loved it! I also love adding spices to dessert drinks. The nutmeg and cardamom hit all the right notes. This would make a lovely smoothie for breakfast as well as dessert. What is your favorite flavor fruit smoothie. Do you like to mix your fruits or just keep one flavor profile? Please let me know in the comments below. I am certain that this recipe would work with just about any fruit you can think of. Even just a hint of vanilla would be lovely. Be creative, this is one of those recipes that you can easily adapt to your liking. I hope you enjoy it. Chad Jus de Fruit was a delicious end to our Chadian meal.
Did you know that Chad got its name from Lake Chad which means “large expanse of water”. It serves as a fresh water source for 30 million people. Unfortunately, the lake is drying up. The lake’s water level has shrunk by nearly 90 percent, just since 1960. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture organization calls the situation an “ecological catastrophe”. If you would like to learn more about this African nation be sure to check out “Our Journey to Chad“.
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Chad Jus de Fruit
- 1 1/2 cups Pineapple cut up or fruit of your choice
- 2 cups Whole milk
- 3 Tbsps Sugar
- 1 cup Ice
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend well.
- Serve immediately or put into the refrigerator until ready to serve. Shake before pouring or re-blend.