Halloween Frog Spawn Drink recipe

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Watch out! They're definitely watching you with this Halloween Frog Spawn Drink! Basil seeds are similar to chia seeds-they swell up on cooking but the added advantage of these is that they look like eyes. This drink is similar to falooda which uses basil seeds. It's sweet, milky and delicious and I love the extra texture that the basil seeds give. This is actually totally delicious and if you love bubble tea drinks you'll love this Halloween drink!

Frog Spawn Drink

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An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Makes 1 litre or 2.1pints

  • 1/4 cup basil seeds
  • 500ml/2 cups water
  • 500ml/2 cups milk
  • 4 tablespoons matcha powder
  • Pandan extract
  • Sugar to taste

Buyer's tip: you can find these basil seeds at Indian and Asian grocery stores. They are called "wild starch pearl" but thankfully often have a helpful pic on the packet (look for the eyes!). Pandan extract or flavouring can also be found at Asian grocery stores.

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Step 1 - Firstly cook the basil seeds. Place them into a pot of boiling water and allow to expand for a couple of minutes. Drain and chill.

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Uncooked basil seeds

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Cooked basil seeds

Step 2 - Take 1/2 cup of water and mix with the matcha powder. Put the rest of the water and milk onto boil and then mix with the matcha mixture and some pandan extract. Dissolve sugar into this mixture (how much according to your taste). You can serve this hot or cold-I served it cold with the basil seeds on the side.

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The pandan extract gives it the bright green colour

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