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Lemongrass Pandan Drink

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4-5 stalks lemongrass (depending on the size)
6-8 pandan (screwpine) leaves (depending on the size)
1 litre water
Rock sugars (to taste)


  1. For lemongrass, discard the outer layer and cut off both ends (about 1/2cm). But, you may use  more of the white part as the green part can cause the drink a bit of bitterness. Pound the bulb end of the stalks lightly. Cut into pieces.
  2. Wash the pandan leaves and tie them in a knot.
  3. In a pot, add water, pandan leaves and lemongrass. Cover the lid and bring to a boil. Then, lower the heat and allow it to simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Add rock sugar to taste. Stir until dissolved.
  5. Turn off the heat and strain the drink. Served it warm or chilled.


Lemongrass Pandan Drink

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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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