Amarula

Jennifer Ezeokoli
Jennifer Ezeokoli
Jennifer is a food enthusiast, Writer/Content Creator. Driven by passion, as the Head of content for African Food Network, she strives to curate exciting, fun, informative and functional content.
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Amarula is a South African liqueur that is sweet and creamy. It is made with sugar, cream, and the tree fruit Amarula. Amarula, unlike many other cream liqueurs, does not have a whisky or brandy base. A fruit spirit base is made by distilling the Marula fruit.

Origin of Amarula

In September 1989, the Southern Liqueur Company of South Africa (the current trademark owners and wholly-owned subsidiary of Distell Group Limited) launched Amarula as a liqueur, following the launch of the spirit in 1983. It tastes like a fruity caramel with a hint of fruit.

The Marula tree is a medium-sized tree native to Southern Africa’s Miamba woodlands. The skin of the Marula fruit is light yellow, and the flesh is white. The Marula fruit tree, also known as the ‘elephant tree,’ attracts many wild animals, particularly elephants. Elephants travel long distances to gorge themselves on this delectable fruit.

If none of the fruits have fallen to the ground, they have been known to ram the tree to dislodge their favorite snack. Furthermore, the Marula tree has a unique role in local tribal legend because the fruit is thought to have aphrodisiac properties, and tribal weddings are still held beneath its branches to this day. The fruit is used in fertility rituals in the area.

The liqueur is more exotic than other cream liqueur brands due to its genuine African heritage. The liqueur has a 17 percent alcohol by volume content. The liqueur was introduced in 1983 and is now one of South Africa’s most widely distributed alcoholic beverages. It is available in over 100 countries.

Is Amarula A Wine or Spirit?

It is a South African cream liqueur. Sugar, cream, and the fruit of the African marula tree (Sclerocarya birrea), also known as the Elephant Tree or the Marriage Tree, are used to make it.

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Amarula

Amarula Drink

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Amarula is a creamy liqueur made from the exotic fruit of the African Marula tree normally found in Sub-Saharan African. This tree is also called the elephant tree because elephants love eating the fruits which fall on the ground and are fermented in the sun, it is rumored to make them tipsy. Most people do not have access to marula fruit so this recipe for Amarula will serve you in its absence.Africa
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 2 People
Calories 103 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp coffee
  • 8 shots  whiskey
  • 1 can  condensed milk
  • 200 ml full cream
  • 1 tsp  honey

Instructions
 

  • Ensure you have quality coffee.
  • Make a very strong coffee. It should be about 100 ml filter and allow to cool.
  • Pour in the whiskey, condensed milk, full cream and honey and mix properly.
  • Transfer into a bottle and store in the fridge to ferment for 7 days. Ensure you shake every day.

Nutrition

Calories: 103kcal
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Jennifer Ezeokoli
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Jennifer is a food enthusiast, Writer/Content Creator. Driven by passion, as the Head of content for African Food Network, she strives to curate exciting, fun, informative and functional content.
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