Who doesn’t love a drink with little bits of chewy goodness in them! Apart from bubble tea which we all know and love, another drink popularized in many parts of Asia are the jelly drinks. Back home in Singapore, you’ll find grass jelly drinks, aloe vera jelly drinks as well as an assortment of other types of colorful jelly drinks as well.
What is agar agar?
These jellies can be made from a variety of ingredients, but my version uses agar agar, a common plant-based powder used in many parts of Asia, as opposed to jellies made from gelatin. It’s used in a similar way, where you add your agar agar powder to a flavored liquid of choice, boil it until the agar agar dissolves and chill until it sets. Agar agar is available at Asian groceries stores. It’s also referred to as “kanten” at Japanese grocery stores.
What sweetener should I use?
Since I tend to drink my coffee black on many days, I went light on the sweetener, but you can make this drink as a dessert and add enough sweetener to your liking both in the jelly as well as the coffee drink as well. And to make this drink vegan, omit the shaved milk chocolate that’s sprinkled at the end.
Here’s a video I made for this recipe! Hope you’ll make it!