Sweet Basil Seed Drink

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At the right is a glass of Thai sweet basil seed drink. It is made by stirring 1/3 cup sugar into 2 cups water (use less sugar as per your taste preference), add 1 tablespoon honey and stir. Then add 4 teaspoons of sweet basil seed. Within 2-3 minutes the basil seeds expand and look very odd, a bit like tadpoles! We imagine this could be an interesting party drink. But it's also delicious--the seeds become soft with a consistency similar to eating watermelon. According to Thai tradition, this drink also helps a person lose weight. In Asian stores it's common to see cans of this drink. Now you can make your own. Product of Thailand. We also sell fresh Thai basil. In a stellar endorsement, Dr Masahiko Matsushita endorsed basil seed in his weekly health column for the Japanese community in America. We love basil seeds as included in our Thai icecream recipe.

Thai Sweet Basil Seed, 3.5 oz

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October 9th, 2012
8:39 AM
Our local Thai restaurant makes a delicious martini using these seeds.
Sikandar Nirmal Singh
January 30th, 2013
2:11 AM
I really love that u can get the basils sseeds right here for this. I love this drink, and just love the seeds in general. awesome.
September 4th, 2013
12:14 PM
Kansas ?????????????????
October 30th, 2013
12:34 PM
Love this drink. Been drinking at my local Vietnamese Resturant.
Have a friend who first made it for me at work.
Now I make it at home. On a hot day it doesn't get
any better. Add some fruit cocktail and it's great.
Better than soda.
December 12th, 2014
9:00 PM
Is it Chia seed?
December 26th, 2014
9:12 AM
It's not chia seeds its basil seeds.... Soak in water for about 5minutes. Drain water then and sugar and ice cold milk... Delish! Mauritian style!
March 13th, 2015
1:23 AM
I love this stuff. Even though I've seen the ingredients list on the side of the can, I never realized it could be so easily made at home. Never again will budget concerns stop me from drinking what looks like a glass of frog eggs!
September 30th, 2015
4:11 AM
I ejoy basil seed with sarbath!
October 31st, 2015
9:28 PM
actually, just add h2o with the seeds and you gotta drink. trust me its really good. to loose weight do not buy chia seeds, get this instead and drink it every day, no sugar. you'd loose 'bout 5-6 lbs in a week or so. 'way, just drink this and by the way for every 100gr there is 22 cal thats crazy and drink only this like on a fast but this count as liq and tada cool huh bye hope this help/
November 17th, 2015
9:11 PM
I make a Sherbet of this. Soak 1 table spoonful of basil seeds in a little water drain and add to a glass of Milk. Add Rose Syrup and sugar to taste. Chill with ice cubes. This is a delicious cooling drink. It's nitutious value is immense.
Jerry Kautz
January 4th, 2016
5:43 PM
All these years I called them Eye of Newt. They look like little eyeballs and one can astound and amaze one's friends when you call them that.
May 28th, 2016
9:26 PM
Ever since I was a little kid, I've been asking my mom to get me some of it. Now I have it handmade. You can buy basil seeds in your local Cambodian store (CambodiaTown, Long Beach, CA). Even the drink itself cost less than $2.00
June 8th, 2016
5:00 PM
My mom (khmer/chinese) made this all the time when we younger-- my siblings and I would call it frog egg drink or frog eyes. It was funny to trick our American friends lol

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