April is almost over, and the weather starts to feel a bit hot lately. Yay, we are finally almost done with the rainy season! Naturally, this makes me think of cold drinks and cold dessert all the time. One of the simplest drink/dessert that I can whip up is this es cincau sirup coco pandan, which has only 2 ingredients, cincau (grass jelly) and coco pandan syrup, unless you are counting drinking water and ice cubes too, which still make it like 4 ingredients, easy peasy.
Here in Indonesia, you can find two kind of grass jelly, black and green, which are made from different plants. I have never encountered the green version outside of Indonesia, which I think is quite sad since it has a really bright green color, just like pandan leaves actually. You will probably quite easily find grass jelly in Asian grocers and they usually come in a can. I love to add some to my tea, and I think of them like the boba in bubble tea, but way tastier, and supposed to be healthier too. Which reminds me that you can totally still enjoy grass jelly even when you don’t have coco pandan syrup. ♥
- 400 gram grass jelly (Indonesian: cincau)
- coco pandan syrup (*)
- drinking water
- ice cubes
- lime wedges (optional)
- Cut the grass jelly into small cubes, about ½ inch cubes should do.
- Divide the grass jelly into four serving glasses, then top with water and sweeten with coco pandan syrup. Some ice cubes are nice in hot weather. You can also add a squeeze of lime juice to your es cincau.