Samalamig is the term used by Filipinos that refers to thirst-quenching juices. During the months of a hot and humid summer, these delicious treats are sold by the street vendors where passersby can easily purchase and enjoy them. These refreshing drinks come in a variety of flavors such as shredded coconut juice flavored with pandan, cantaloupe juice, and brown sugar syrup with sago pearls. The flavor that we are making today is brown sugar syrup with gulaman, or agar agar.
This is a very simple drink with only a few ingredients and is very easy to make. You may adjust and tone down the sweetness if you prefer by just adding more ice in your glass. I hope you enjoy this treat and thank you so much for reading.