Red Sugarcane & Water Chestnut Drink

Red Sugarcane & Water Chestnut Drink

Refreshing sweet drink that is both cooling and nutritious.



Level: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 pound Red Sugarcane, Chopped Foot-long Into Sizes That Will Fit In Your Pot
  • 8 ounces, weight Water Chestnut, Root And Stem Ends Removed (Peel If Desired)
  • 2 ounces, weight (approximate) Rock Sugar
  • 6 cups Water


Give sugarcane and water chestnuts a good scrub and wash.

Place everything in a large stock pot and bring to a boil. Then turn heat down to a simmer for 2 hours.

Then remove the pot from the heat. Set it aside and allow to cool. You can strain the liquid into a pitcher through a bowl if there is any sediment that you want to remove.

Serve warm or chilled.

* You can most definitely use green sugarcane for this. There is a slight difference in flavor but either would be delicious.

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