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Homemade Brown Sugar Cendol

Brown Sugar Cendol Drink With Homemade Cendol

Cendol drink is a popular dessert in Southeast Asia, usually served with shaved ice. Making your own delicious cendol is easy, the secret is to use fresh coconut milk. 
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Prep Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southeast Asia
Servings 7 servings
Calories 331 kcal


For coconut milk:

  • 350 g fresh grated coconut 1 mature coconut
  • 500 g hot water

For brown sugar syrup:

  • 150 g dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp fine salt
  • 90 g water

For cendol jellies: (Yields: 250 g)

  • 260 g pandan juice blend 14 g of pandan leaves with 265 g of water, extract 260 g of pandan juice
  • tsp fine salt
  • 7 drops lye/alkaline water
  • 22 g green bean/mung bean starch
  • 15 g cornstarch

Other ingredients:

  • adequate ice cubes
  • 1 can canned red kidney beans optional


  • For coconut milk: Blend fresh grated coconut with hot water until very fine. Pour into cloth filter bag, set aside for 15 minutes until slightly cooled. Extract coconut milk, then strain into a container. Keep refrigerated until chilled. (Reminder: Your may replace with 350 g of thick coconut milk + 350 g of water.)
    Homemade Brown Sugar Cendol
  • For brown sugar syrup: Combine all ingredients in a sauce pot, bring to the boil, cook until slightly thickened. Set aside to cool.
    Homemade Brown Sugar Cendol
  • For cendol jellies: Combine all ingredients, strain into a sauce pot. Cook over medium heat until fully translucent. Press cooked mixture through large strainer with holes into cold water while still hot. Drain the set cendol jellies. (Reminder: You may prepare ahead, keep refrigerated for later use.)
    Homemade Brown Sugar Cendol
  • To serve cendol drink: Fill cup with ice cubes, pour in brown sugar syrup, add in red kidney beans and cendol jellies, then add in coconut milk. Stir to mix well and enjoy!
    Homemade Brown Sugar Cendol



This recipe yields 7 servings of cendol drink. 
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 serving of cendol drink. 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 331kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 5gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 479mgPotassium: 375mgFiber: 8gSugar: 25gVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 2mg
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