How to Prepare Tiger's Milk

We're going to tell you how to prepare an exquisite homemade tiger's milk, an exotic drink with certain properties with many health benefits.
How to Prepare Tiger's Milk
Saúl Sánchez Arias

Written and verified by the nutritionist Saúl Sánchez Arias.

Last update: 18 July, 2022

Tiger’s milk is a high-quality drink that can provide many essential nutrients to the body. It can be easily prepared at home with just a few ingredients.

We’ll explain all the steps you have to follow, and you’ll achieve a high-quality end result that can be included in the context of a varied and balanced diet.

Tiger’s milk recipe

The inclusion of tiger’s milk in the context of a varied and balanced diet can create a number of health benefits. This drink contains several types of essential nutrients, such as proteins.

These are of high biological value, and they have all the essential amino acids and a good score in terms of digestibility. We’ll show you how to prepare it at home!

A fish recipe.
Tiger’s milk includes raw hake or other fish; therefore, it isn’t recommended for pregnant women.


If you want to prepare an exquisite tiger milk, you’ll need the following products:

  • 100 grams (4 oz) of hake or sea bass
  • 100 milliliters of fumet or fish stock
  • 150 milliliters of lemon or lime juice
  • 50 grams (2 oz) of red onion
  • 1 sprig of fresh coriander
  • 10 grams (0.4 oz) of salt
  • 3 grams of freshly ground black pepper
  • 15 grams (0.6 oz) of celery
  • A touch of chili

Step-by-step instructions

  1. First, squeeze the lemon juice, straining it to remove any seeds or debris that may have stuck to it.
  2. Then, place it in the blender glass together with the fish and the fumet, or broth.
  3. To continue, peel the celery, removing the filaments and chopping it finely.
  4. Do the same with the onion, in this case cutting it into julienne strips.
  5. Incorporate the rest of the ingredients into the blender: salt, pepper, coriander and a little ice.
  6. Blend at maximum power until a homogeneous result is obtained. The texture may vary depending on personal taste, and you can add more or less broth to make it thicker.
  7. To finish, top it off with a touch of chili, giving it a very engaging spicy touch.
  8. Keep it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before consumption, as it needs to be cold to enjoy it at its best.

Benefits of tiger’s milk

Tiger's milk.
Tiger’s milk is a typical Peruvian food that can provide vitamins and proteins to the diet.

Tiger’s milk is a source of high-quality minerals, such as calcium or even magnesium. The latter has been shown to be closely linked to aiding rest. It helps to improve the quality of sleep, thus promoting recovery processes and helping to achieve internal balance.

Finally, reference should be made to the capsaicin content of tiger milk when topped with a touch of hot bell pepper. This element can help to activate the metabolism, slightly increasing the body temperature. From this point on, resting energy expenditure will increase, which can have a positive impact on weight loss. This is evidenced by a study published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition.

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Prepare tiger milk at home

As you have seen, it’s really easy to prepare an exquisite tiger milk at home. With this recipe, you can ensure the consumption of certain essential nutrients vitamins and minerals, quality compounds that will help ensure the proper functioning of the body. Of course, it should be included in the context of a balanced and varied diet.

Finally, it should be noted that it may not be suitable for everyone. After all, it’s made from raw fish, so it has a certain microbiological risk, and, for that reason, it isn’t recommended for pregnant women, for example.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.