This sugarcane juice recipe is in the headlines all over Instagram reels. A refreshing, non-alcoholic Indian-style summer cooler that tastes like sugarcane juice without using any natural sugar cane.
This sugarcane juice slash summer drink started appearing on Instagram reels in the summer of 2021. Since then, this sugarcane juice recipe has become a trendsetter like Dalgona Coffee, Pasta Chips, or Chilli Oil Noodles.
The BIGGEST SECRET is that you do not need natural sugar cane or any fancy syrup to make this juice. You read it right; you can make this sugarcane juice with only 5 ingredients in a blender in under 15 minutes.
But then, why is it called sugarcane juice? Because it tastes and looks exactly like real sugarcane juice, all thanks to the addition of jaggery, which is made from sugarcane.
This drink recipe is very similar to the traditional Indian drink gur ka sherbet or jaggery sherbet.
Mint Leaves: Fresh mint leaves give the juice a beautiful green colour and a refreshing flavour. It is also an excellent summer cooler and anti-oxidant.
Jaggery: It is the key ingredient in this sugarcane juice recipe. The jaggery gives exactly a sugarcane-like taste and colour to the drink. I recommend using pure, organic jaggery chunks/cubes rather than the powder.
Cumin Powder: It gives an earthy taste and balances the sweetness of jaggery.
Salt: I use rock salt or Himalayan pink salt to enhance the flavour of this summer cooler. You can use Chaat Masala, rock salt (sendha namak) or kala namak as well.
Lemon: A squeeze of lemon or lime juice transforms this summer cooler from ordinary to extraordinary.
How To Make
Step 1) Combine jaggery, mint leaves, cumin powder, salt, lemon juice, ice cubes, and water in a blender.
Step 2) Blend it all to make juice.
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FAQs Related To Sugarcane Juice
Jaggery helps in maintaining normal body temperature, which in turn helps in keeping your stomach cool. Experts recommend drinking Gur Sherbet (jaggery dissolved in ice-cold water) during the summer season to beat the heat.
I would not recommend storing it. After a few hours, the taste of mint leaves and lemon juice starts turning bitter. Also, the cooling properties of the juice start deteriorating if stored in the refrigerator.
Pure jaggery gives the authentic taste very close to the natural sugarcane in this juice. Brown sugar or any other type of sugar will not give you the best results.
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Sugarcane Juice Recipe
- 2 tablespoon jaggery (gud), crushed
- ¼ Cup fresh mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt or to taste
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 5 – 6 ice cubes
- 1 Cup ice cold water
- Combine jaggery, mint leaves, cumin powder, salt, lemon juice, ice cubes, and water in a blender.
- Blend it all together to make juice.
- Taste and add more jaggery or salt as per personal taste preference.
- Serve sugarcane juice chilled.
- Do not blend mint leaves for too long as they start turning black and bitter because of the heat generated while blending.