Kamis, April 05, 2012

Aloe Vera Dawet Ice - One of Indonesian Traditional Drink

Dawet is a type of beverage that is usually served in the form of coconut milk drinks and adds brown sugar. In some areas dawet usually also called cendol. This is very typical type of beverage taste, and a lot of demand, both enjoy in the summer or rainy. Dawet usually made from corn starch or flour base of rice, but this time dawet are made based on aloe vera. How does it feel?

Aloe vera is a plant species which contain mostly leaf pulp or meat containing lymph and sticky. While the outside leaves of a chlorophyll thick skin. Quantitatively, a protein found in aloe vera role in a fairly small amount, but a qualitative protein-rich aloe vera essential amino acids, especially leucine, lysine, valine and histidine. Beside rich in essential amino acids, aloe vera gel is also rich in glutamic acid and aspartic acid. Aloe vera vitamins soluble in fat, but it also contained folic acid and kholin in small quantities (Morsy, 1991).

Nutritional substances contained in the gel (meat) Aloe vera is quite complete, among other things, vitamin A, B, C, E, choline, inositol, and folic acid. While the mineral content of calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, iron, zinc, and chromium. Combined vitamin and mineral elements in these plants serve as natural antioxidants, among others, can prevent heart attacks and premature aging to prevent DNA damage caused by free radicals. Research at Hoshi University in Japan showed that Aloe vera contains antioxidant compounds that are able to get rid of free radicals caused by radiation.

Addition of aloe vera is also used to help launch the digestive tract, difficult defecation, coughing, sore throat, diabetes mellitus increases the body's immune system, cope with worms and heal wounds.

Aloe vera is known for its full of benefits, from health to such material for medicine, for beauty as cosmetics and food as an ingredient for the manufacture of beverages or other types of snacks such as aloe vera dawet.

Want to know how to process aloe vera into the fresh dawet? The following are the steps in making dawet aloe vera.


  • 5 leaves of aloe vera
  • 150 cc of water
  • 500 cc coconut milk
  • 250 g brown sugar
  • 2 pieces of pandan leaves.


  • Knife
  • Stove
  • Pot
  • Container basin

How to Make:

  • Aloe vera leaves peeled, meat, washed, and cut into pieces.
  • Knead with warm water several times until no mucus.
  • Boil all material with water for 5 minutes.
  • Put sugar and pandan leaves, and then filtered
  • Combine the coconut milk that has been boiled with sugar solution and aloe vera, and then add ice cubes. Aloe vera dawet ice has been ready to serve.

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