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Water Chestnut Drink with Sugar Cane

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Water Chestnut & Sugar Cane Drink

This is a super simple, cooling and refreshing drink that will help quench thirst and beat the heat. This is one of my favourite tasting cooling drinks to combat our hot weather here. I find sugar cane really difficult to chop, so I buy pre-cut ones at NTUC as well as the market.

(Makes about 3 glasses)

– 400g sugar cane/bamboo cane (chopped to shorter lengths to fit cooking pot)
– 2 tbsp barley
– 400g water chestnut (scrubbed & skin removed)
– 2 litres water
– rock sugar, to taste (I use about 50g)

Water Chestnut & Sugar Cane Drink
Key Ingredients – sugar cane, barley and water chestnuts

1. In a pot, put all the ingredients except the rock sugar. Bring to a boil.
2. Reduce flame and simmer for about 1 hour.
3. During the last 10 minutes of boiling, add rock sugar to taste. Leave a few sugar cane for garnishing and discard the rest.
4. Pour the drink into serving glasses together with water chestnuts (don’t discard them, they are still crunchy), boiled barley and 1 sugar cane in each glass for garnishing.

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24 comments on “Water Chestnut Drink with Sugar Cane”

  1. I love this cooling drink. But don’t think I can get the fresh sugar cane here.

  2. Wow, fresh sugar cane! I haven’t ‘chewed’ on them for longest time. I love water chestnuts too, love the crunchy bites. :-)

  3. I also miss chewing on the sugar cane. We used to do that when we were kids. We do not need to remove the skin of the sugar cane when we boil it?

  4. So cooling drink!
    Can re-use the sugarcane for sugarcane prawns or not? :P

  5. Yum, especially on a hot day. Need to wait for the horrid weather to clear up before I attempt this. Is it raining constantly over there too?

  6. whoa, sugar cane! one of my all time favorite drinks! hehehe

  7. What an interesting drink!

    Yes, I think I will post about my cat Mitzi about once a month. She is very fun to photograph.

  8. where can I buy sugar cane?

  9. Wow this is so incredibly different than anything I’ve ever seen! Looks and sounds so interesting.

  10. That drink looks really interesting. I will have to see if I can find some fresh sugar cane.

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