This is a low calories, fiber rich drink which is packed with nutrients. This barley-pumpkin drink makes you feeling full, thus helps you eating less. It is suitable for those looking to lose weight.

Taste great hot or cold. For convenience, simply cook a whole pot and store in the fridge.

Tips: Reduce amount of water if you prefer thicker drink.

Chinese Version: 金瓜(南瓜)薏米糖水

Barley Pumpkin Drinks

Barley and Pumpkin Drink (Dessert) | MyKitchen101en


  • 100 g Pearl Barley
  • 200 g Pumpkin
  • 130 g Rock Sugar
  • 2.5 L Water
  • 2 Pandan leaves (Pandanus amaryllifolius, Screwpine)


1 Remove pumpkin skin, pulp and seeds, cut into cubes. Add a small amount of water and blend until well pulverized.

Barley and Pumpkin Drink

2 Add in barley and water, bring water to boil. Cover and cook over low heat for 1 hour. Remove foam that rises to the top.

Barley and Pumpkin Drink


3 Add in rock sugar and pandan leaves(enhance flavor), stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Cook for another 10 minutes.

Barley and Pumpkin Drink

4 Serve hot or cold.

Barley and Pumpkin Drink