Au Tai (Tongan Fruit Beverage)

Au Tai (tongan Fruit Beverage)

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Amy Alusa

By
@amyalulsa

As I became familiar with my former husband's family-before he was "former", I got to drink "Au Tai" pronounce "Ow tie". It is common in Tongan households to have a pitcher of this drink in the refrigerator, all times of the year, but especially in the summer. It is absolutely delicious. It is a little bit of a chunky beverage, but the chunks are small and are a refreshing treat. This is a somewhat labor intensive drink, but you'll find it is incredibly refreshing; and well worth the effort. My family and friends love it.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
1 gallon
Prep:
1 Hr

Ingredients

  • 1 large
    watermelon
  • 1 large
    coconut, freshly grated (you may use frozen, but not commercially bagged
  • 1 large
    pineapple, cored, grated (if you need to, you can use canned with juice)
  • 1 c
    half and half
  • 3 Tbsp
    granulated sugar

How to Make Au Tai (Tongan Fruit Beverage)

Step-by-Step

  1. Cut watermelon in half. Scoop out the melon from the shell, using a regular or soup spoon (pieces need to be bite sized or smaller.) Do not include seeds. Put melon meat and juice into a gallon pitcher.
  2. Cut open the coconut shell, remove meat and grate. Put coconut meat into the gallon pitcher.
  3. Core and remove outside of pineapple, and grate the pineapple meat; or add can of pineapple (crushed and juice). Pour into the pitcher.
  4. Add half and half and sugar. Stir well. Fill pitcher to the top with cold water. Stir well. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  5. During the off season, you can use 6-8 mangos and 6-8 apples in lieu of the watermelon. You still need the pineapple,coconut, etc.though.

Printable Recipe Card

About Au Tai (Tongan Fruit Beverage)

Course/Dish: Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian




Show 4 Comments & Reviews

10 Refreshing Infused Water Recipes

10 Refreshing Infused Water Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Summer is realllllyyyy heating up, so how do you rejuvenate yourself? Well these refreshing, tasty and invigorating infused water recipes. And really, one can only drink so much boring water!...

How To Chill A Drink In 2 Minutes

How to Chill a Drink in 2 Minutes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Chill a drink in no time thanks to this tip from the Just A Pinch Test Kitchen.

29 Refreshing Summer Drinks

29 Refreshing Summer Drinks

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

These refreshing drinks will make even the hottest of summer days bearable! Plus, they are insanely delicious. Cheers!