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Here’s how to pronounce acai (açaí), that deep purple Brazilian berry that’s blended into frosty topping-loaded smoothie bowls!

How to pronounce acai

If you’re not sure how to pronounce açaí, as in acai berry, you’re not alone! That deep purple berry from the Amazon is being blended into topping-loaded smoothie bowls at a fever pitch. It’s not uncommon to be stumped by the pronunciation of this Brazilian word.

How to pronounce acai

Here’s the phonetic spelling of how to say acai when ordering an acai bowl: Ah-sigh-EE.

If you see the word açaí, it’s the same word in Brazilian: acai is the Americanized version of the word.

Our acai bowl recipe

Here’s our homemade acai bowl recipe, which has received rave reviews from readers. Take it from one follower on Instagram: “Made your acai bowl recipe for breakfast today and OH MY! I’ve never had one that I’ve enjoyed as much as this. This was so perfectly balanced, and my husband loved it too!”

How to pronounce acai

Frequently asked questions

What is an açaí bowl?

An açaí bowl is a thick, smoothie-like base made from frozen açaí berry purée topped with a variety of healthy and delicious ingredients. It’s a popular breakfast or snack option.

What does açaí taste like?

Açaí itself has a slightly tart and earthy flavor. The overall taste of an açaí bowl depends on the toppings, but it’s generally refreshing and slightly sweet.

Can I make açaí bowls at home?

Absolutely! Frozen açaí purée is available in many grocery stores. You can easily customize your bowl with your favorite toppings at home.

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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