This ginger drink is easy to make, immunity-boosting and great for detox! It only requires 2 easy ingredients and can be made hot or cold.
Let me introduce you to a drink my mama used to make for me and my siblings when we were little. Ginger drink!
Drum roll and hand clapping, please. Forget the "ginger" in this drink. It is so good that you will forget that it was made with a strong spice - ginger.
This is thanks to the abundance of natural sweetness that covers the multitude of heat in the ginger! All you are left to revel in is a sweet, slightly gingery flavourful drink... which my kids love!
They finished my cuppa while I was doing this photo shoot. And they asked for more. AND they even asked if I could make a special batch for them.
My girls are tea drinkers (hello mint and lemon grass tea!) and salad eaters (hello coleslaw!) Ha.
Back in the day, I drank ginger tea because it was so tasty. Today, I drink it because, it is still so tasty but it is also healthy, immunity boosting, great for detox and just makes me feel good.
Ginger Root is Highly Beneficial
The ginger root is extremely beneficial for health. It contains anti-inflammatory properties, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
I could dedicate a whole post talking about ginger. This root-ish thing loves your body and brain! It should be a regular in your home. Your body needs it.
Ingredients for Ginger Drink
To make fresh ginger drink or ginger tea, all you need is some fresh ginger root and a sweetener of choice.
You could sweeten with honey, maple syrup, zero-calorie sweeteners. Or you could just sweeten with regular sugar.
I went with honey because Mr. N bought half a dozen of honey which I am bent on finishing.
How To Make Ginger Drink
1. Peel the skin off about a 1 inch ginger using a paring knife or spoon. (Here is a useful post on how to peel ginger with a spoon.)
2. Cut the peeled ginger into thin slices and put into a pot with two cups (500 ml) of water.
3. Set the pot on high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and let it boil for 5 minutes.
4. Strain the drink using a fine mesh strainer or just a regular strainer.
5. Add sweetener of choice to desired sweetness then serve hot.
And that my friends, is all you need to do to have some ginger-y drink for your drinking pleasure.
Double, triple or quadrupule this ginger drink recipe as needed. You could enjoy this hot, warm or cold.
For Cold Ginger Drink: follow all the steps for making ginger drink as stated above. Let the drink cool completely then pour it into a bottle or container with a tight-fitting lid and place in the fridge to chill before drinking.
For Variation in Flavor: boil the ginger with some fresh lemon grass (if you can find it), mint leaves, or squeeze some lemon or lime juice into the ginger drink before drinking.
Can I Store Ginger Drink in the Fridge?
Yes, you can store ginger drink in the fridge but only store the drink in the fridge for 24-48 hours in an airtight container.
Watch How to Make Ginger Drink
I made a video to show you guys just how easy making Ginger Drink is. Watch below and please, SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel if you haven't done so already.
- 1 inch ginger peeled and cut into thin slices
- Honey to taste or sweetener of choice
- Place ginger and water in a pot and place on high heat. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to medium and let it boil for 5 minutes.
- Strain and add honey or sweetener of choice and stir. Serve hot or let it cool completely then place in the fridge to chill before serving.
Just like that? This is so easy.
I buy canned ginger drinks here and I know how much it cost.
Thanks so much Precious.
I think adding milk won't be a bad idea, or what do you think?
You are most welcome, dear.
I think milk will work well. I have never tried it though.
I make mine in a similar fashion without the added sweetener. I add lemon and apple cider vinegar to mine and drink after dinner.
I have never tried it with apple cider vinegar. I guess I'll give that a try.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Yaje!
Lazarus Bright says
I love that ma,
Thank you, Lazarus.
This is so interesting! Am out of here to do it.
I was about asking if it could be serve warm , cold or but but I read further my question was answered.
Awww you're welcome, Lucy! And so sorry for the late reply ?
Nagi @ RecipeTin Eats says
And just like that you get a healthy and tasty drink! I absolutely love Ginger Tea - the taste and all its health benefits. Pinning this!
Thanks so much, Nagi! You are such a sweet soul.
Ndashi loveline says
U are wonderful my dear I just discover ur page now
Looking forward for more nicethings .God bless u
More nice things are definitely coming. Thanks dear!
BANGHA Noela says
Tried it out once for my weight loss program and it was really great, and sweet too
Dot Wilson says
I love Ginger Tea,thanks for sharing your recipe.
You are most welcome!
Calvin Horton says
Blessings on you and your family.Thank you for claiming your love of our Savior, Jesus. Trying aboughten ginger drink now, but I plan to make it using your recipe. Thank you.
You are most welcome, Calvin. I'm so glad to be a child of God. Thanks for your encouraging words and hope you enjoy the recipe.
I personally love drinking ginger tea too and I process it to ginger root powder which people love buying.One secret to getting all of the goodness of ginger is not to peel it.Instead get a kitchen brush which u can use to scrub the skin thoroughly .The greatest quantity of the chemical substance 'gingerol' which is responsible for the health benefits of ginger is found on the skin and slightly below the skin.
Good afternoon ma
I followed all ur chin chin recipes but unfortunately d dough became too soft nd made it difficult for me to cut
Pls incase of other time what can I do to d dough next time
Looking forward to ur reply
Hi Latifat, with my exact measurements the dough shouldn't be soft. I think you measured an ingredient wrong. In case that happens to you again, you could add little sprinkles of flour and mix with the dough until the dough isn't too soft to cut. Hope this helps.
Can u lose weight
Hi Eurina, yes ginger drink could help you with that.
I love Ginger Tea,thanks for sharing your recipe.
You are welcome.
Nellie Bishop says
Thank you for the information and recipe. I could not find my Ginger Root capsules 550mg that I have been taking for my arthritis so I took it to mean I should make ginger tea or drink and take it. Thought it might be easier on my 83 YO system.
I hope this helps, Nellie.
Thank you so much for this recipe of ginger drink, but how many times will you drink a day.
I made this tea for my pregnant daughter-in-law. I read that ginger relieves morning sickness, so I thought I would buy her ginger ale. I was so surprised to learn that ginger ale contains either little or no ginger at all. I made this tea for her and she said it helped with nausea, and it was delicious. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I’m glad I found it.
You are so welcome Tish. And you are an amazing mother-in-law.
Thank you for the amazing feedback.
This may be an odd thing to ask, but is the ginger able to be used again?
Hi Jan, definitely! You could add more water to the ginger to make more tea.
Thank you so much for your reply Precious, much appreciated.
Robert G. says
Thank you for sharing such a wonderfully simple but, satisfying nutritional drink. I will definitely add this drink to my staple of healthy drink choices.
Your brother in Christ,
So glad you love it, Robert.
Your comment brightened my day.