Unlike most American kids who grew up drinking soda pop, I grew up with soybean, pennyworth and basil seed drinks. As I got older, I transitioned to fresh soy milk and juiced my own pennyworth drinks, but I had no idea that I could make basil seed drink from scratch until a recent visit to the oriental market. I saw a little pouch of black basil seeds and couldn't wait to run home to make my drink. It looks and feels like tiny eyeballs, but is very fun to drink!
- 1 tbsp dried Thai basil seeds
- 2 cups water
- 2 tbsp raw cane sugar
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 drops banana essence
- Crushed Ice
- Diced Toddy palm seeds (optional)