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Lemongrass Pandan Drink

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My son’s intake of fluid is primarily milk and water. He doesn’t like soft drinks or any store-bought drinks. He finds their taste “weird”. But when it comes to homemade drinks, he always welcomes them and even asks for more.


Out of all the drinks that I make, herbal drink always gets the most attention. I make them all-year round as they are easy to make, cheap, low in sugar and high in nutrient. Today, I want to share with you another favourite herbal drink of my family – lemongrass pandan drink.


Lemongrass has many healing, detoxifying and therapeutic properties. It is used to treat stomach problems, abdominal cramps, headache, acne, common cold, fever and rheumatic disorders. Pandan leaves(also known as screw pine leaves) have medicinal and health benefits too. It is used to treat fever, headache, cough and stomach cramp. It’s also an effective laxative for children.


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The culinary usage of these plants needs no further introduction. But how about their usage in making drinks? Let me tell you ya, it is unbelievable GOOD! Lemongrass has an earthy, lemony and gingery aroma while pandan leaves have a very unique fragrant. When they are combined and simmered, they release a very aromatic smell which can freshen up your entire kitchen. At the end of the simmering, just add rock sugar to give it a touch of sweetness and turn it into a flavourful and soothing drink.


Nothing can be simpler and quicker than preparing this drink. It only requires 3 ingredients and will be ready in 30 minutes. You can serve it warm or chilled. For my family, we like it chilled.


What could be better than enjoying this refreshing, healthy thirst quencher at home to combat the heat?


>> Get the recipe for Lemongrass Pandan Drink at PAGE 2 BELOW.


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  1. Ling says:

    Thanks for the idea! And only 3 ingredients! 😀 Yay.

  2. Lynn says:

    Looks good! Will sure try it when the weather here gets hotter. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Jayne says:

    We make this sometimes too! My husband loves lemongrass syrup and we tend to squeeze a little lemon or lime juice in for some freshness. Really good. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Grace says:

    This is one of my fav drink too! I usually boil it with ginger. Spicy and hot! Yum

  5. kkgoh says:

    How long can i keep in he fridge?

  6. Cassie says:

    Hi! Thanks for sharing this great and easy recipe!

    I just boiled some but mine turned out with a bitter taste. Any idea where I went wrong? I added in the bulbs (after pounding them lightly), is this correct? Hope you can help so that I can try again.

    Thanks in advance.

    • food-4tots says:

      Cassie: Once you have added the rock sugar, the drink will give you a sweet taste. Did you taste it before adding sugar? How long have you boiled the drink?

  7. Cassie says:

    I added minimal rock sugar just enough to sweeten the drink. Tasted only after this step… It left with a bitter after taste. Simmered at low heat for 1/2 an hour before adding the rock sugar, with the heat still on. Is this correct?


    • food-4tots says:

      Cassie: It sounds to me that you have done it correctly. I suspect that the green part could make the drink bitter. Maybe you try to exclude these parts in your next attempt. Do let me know the outcome after trying it out. 😉

  8. Cassie says:

    Ok, I’ll definitely try brewing this again. I”ll update you of the outcome. Thanks so much for the help!

  9. Cassie says:

    Hi! I brewed this drink this afternoon and it was a great success! No more bitter taste… Yeah 🙂

  10. Josephine Low says:

    Definitely a Refreshing drink for our hot weather here.

  11. Jassie says:

    Will try thanks for sharing

  12. Roland amployo says:

    You know I don’t have a rock sugar because I just saw your drink this morning and it make me excited to do it because I have plant of lemon grass in my backyard never use it ,it’s is ok used brown sugar

  13. nikki says:


    can i use slow cooker to make this drink ?


  14. Tito says:

    Hi, After I peel off the outer layer of the lemongrass stalk, I found white powder on the stalk. Not sure is it pesticide powder or lemongrass powder. Please advise.

  15. kinhip says:

    Didn’t know pandan goes with lemongrass. Had tried lemongrass and pandan individually. Thank you, i will give it a try of the combine

  16. Jasmin says:

    Wow! Great idea,, i have these in my backyard, gotta plant more.. ^_^

  17. Canny says:

    suitable for children age 4 & 10?

  18. Sylvia says:

    Can 1yo drink?

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