In the refrigerator I still have some pennywort extract, pineapple, and some fresh milk. With all these ingredients I came up with this tasty and refreshing drink!
Pennywort, Pineapple & Milk Blend (serves 2)
2 cups fresh pineapple pieces
1 cup pennywort extract (see recipe below)
180 mL fresh milk (about 3/4 cups)
1-2 Tbsp condensed milk (optional)
Grind all ingredients together in a blender until well blended. Serve with extra ice cubes if interested.
*Depending on the sweetness of your pineapple you may not need the condensed milk.
*When you blend anything with ice it does not stay cold for long in the tropical heat (especially in the Mekong Delta--Vietnam). I usually like to add more ice cubes in afterwards.
|rau ma (pennywort leaves)|
1 kg (2.2 lbs) pennywort leaves and stems, washed well
600 mL (2.5 cups) water
Depending on the size of your blender either use the full amount of water or use half. If using half water then divide the pennywort leaves/stems into 2 batches. Blend about a handful of leaves/stems at a time until well blended before adding more. Repeat until all the leaves/stems are gone. Squeeze out the juice (may use cheese cloth) and discard the pulp. Keep the juice in the refrigerator until ready to use. May keep for 2-3 days.