Sweet Basil Seed Drink
Buy ingredients for this recipe!
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 ImportFood.com basil seed in his weekly health column for the Japanese community in America. We love basil seeds as included in our Thai icecream recipe.
Email This Recipe
Send this recipe to yourself or a friend.
October 9th, 2012
Sikandar Nirmal Singh
January 30th, 2013
September 4th, 2013
October 30th, 2013
December 12th, 2014
December 26th, 2014
March 13th, 2015
September 30th, 2015
October 31st, 2015
November 17th, 2015
January 4th, 2016
Add a Comment
Related RecipesThai Ice Cream with Basil Seeds & Chocolate-Ginger Ganache Thai Iced Tea Thai Chicken and Veggies, 'Gai Pad Prik' Thai Tamarind Sauce
Essential Thai Pantry
Find Another Thai RecipeNeed more help? Check out our Thai Recipe Helper
Start typing the name of the recipe you are interested in.
Share photos of this recipe from your own kitchen or a restaurant table, and earn rewards!
Details and quick sign up here.