Sunday 15 May 2016

Coconut water & pomegranate agar agar

In the past 2 - 3 months of hot humid weather here, we have been quenching our thirst and cooling our temperature with ice cold water, various kinds of juices and coconut water. Of course having lots of fresh fruits and some frozen yogurt barks :)

It has been ages since I last had some pomegranates. Though I know pomegranate is an extremely healthy fruit. Read more here.  Somehow ... I didn't really like 'eating' the seeds.  As I was eating and swallowing the seeds, I thought why not add some to make agar agar with coconut water.

Coconut Water & Pomegranate Agar Agar
500ml coconut water
1.5 tablespoon granulated sugar (* do adjust the sweetness to your preference)
1.5 teaspoon Agar Agar powder
2 pieces of pandan leaves, knotted
Some pomegranate rinsed

1) Mix the agar agar powder and sugar together well. Pour the mixture into the pot of coconut water with pandan leaves.

2) Cook with low flame and stirring occasionally and bring to a boil. Off the flame. Discard the pandan leaves.

3) Put some pomegranate in the mould. Pour agar agar mixture into mould, chill to set in fridge a few hours before serving.

Serve with more pomegranates to eat alongside with the chilled desserts. I've learned to appreciate the whole 'crunchy' texture of agar agar and sweet seeds with every mouthful bite. Enjoy !


  1. The agar agar with the pomegranate look so cute and pretty. But I just couldn't make myself to eat the seeds. I always spit them out.

  2. Hi Karen! I like pomegranate as I find it refreshing and I don't mind the seeds. Your coconut water agar agar goes well with the pomegranates and is so cooling!

  3. Beautiful with pomegranate seeds and they remind me of those jelly Chinese mooncakes.

  4. I love coconut water. The pomegranate seeds are a nice touch, Karen. Makes the agar-agar all the more attractive to eat. :)

  5. I'm not fond of the seeds in pomegrantes either, Karen...I often think to buy one and then change my mind because of them.

    I must say though, your Coconut Water & Pomegranate Agar Agar looks so refreshing. Perfect for a hot sultry day...thank you so much for sharing, Karen...

  6. Hi Karen, I love drinking pomegranate juice and enjoy the seeds in salads, so clever to incorporate them in this lovely dessert.


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