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.
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- crushed ice
- 1 stick agar agar
- ½ cup sugar
- 2¾ cup water
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a pot, combine 4 cups water, brown sugar and then bring to boil over medium heat.
- Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
- Add vanilla extract
- Remove pot from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.
- Add water in a pot.
- Add agar agar stick and let soak for 30 minutes.
- Place pot over medium heat.
- Add sugar, stir, and let it cook for 15 minutes.
- Stir in vanilla extract.
- Transfer in a flat pan and let it cool until it hardens.
- Cut into small squares.
- Add agar agar cubes up to ¼ of a glass.
- Fill glass with crushed ice.
- Add the syrup and then stir.
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