Korean watermelon punch aka Subak Hwachae is a superb technique to settle down in the summertime! Select one among my 3 variations to function dessert or summer season drinks together with your Korean meal.
Korean Watermelon Punch or Subak Hwachae 수박화채 is a quite simple but refreshing technique to take pleasure in watermelon however with somewhat further taste. As with many different dishes, Koreans love to focus on the complete taste of the ingredient with out overpowering it with different components.
Chances are you’ll assume that simply including water, sugar and possibly milk then ice just isn’t a lot of a recipe nevertheless it actually makes the watermelon much more refreshing and yummy.
About Subak Hwachae (Korean Watermelon Punch)
Subak 수박 is Watermelon in Korean in order that’s easy. The Hwa 화 in Hwachae 화채 actually means flower 🌸 and Chae principally means ‘edible plant’. Hwachae initially refers back to the conventional punch/drink the place Omija syrup is used to make the bottom drink and both edible flowers or fruits lower into flower shapes are added on prime.
However through the years, Koreans have made variations the place totally different fruit apart from Omija is used. BTW, Omija is my absolute favourite drink and I promote the Omija syrup (cheong) on my store so you should buy it there should you’d like.
Once I was rising up, Subak Hwachae was the quintessential summer season drink to chill down in the summertime. There have been no air conditioners put in at properties manner again when so I most likely had both this Korean Watermelon Punch drink or Misugaru Drink nearly daily.
And so simply amongst household, we simply scooped out the watermelon with a big spoon after which sprinkled some sugar on prime and added plenty of ice. By the point you’re about accomplished with a bowl of it, you’ve got a superb drink comprised of watermelon juice + sugar + ice that seals the ultimate chilly taste punch 🥊 (haha) on the finish!
One other enjoyable reminiscence that involves thoughts with watermelons and childhood is one with my brother. I’m certain you recognize that the sweetest a part of the watermelon is the middle a part of the melon. And watermelons had been often lower into half and saved within the fridge as halves till you’re able to eat. Now, it’s one factor if you’re going to make punch with it but when you’re going to slice it, then it might be a standard courtesy that one would eat a slice of it – NOT simply the middle a part of the entire half of a watermelon!!
BUT, my brother was sneaky and lazy… he would all the time scoop a number of spoonfuls out of the watermelon RIGHT from the CENTER!!!
“아 뭐야!! 누가 가운데만 파 먹었어?” – HEY!! Who scooped out the middle and ate solely that half?! – mentioned I.
And he smiled again and me.. “먼저 먹는 사람이 임자지” – principally telling me, you snooze you lose or in different phrases, the one who eats it first will get no matter they need!! I like my brother however he will be soo annoying at occasions 😝😡 HAHAHA
Elements for Korean Watermelon Punch
- Sprite or Korean cider (Chilseong cider or Cheonyeon Cider)
- Milk – non-compulsory
- Different fruits (non-compulsory) like blueberries, strawberries so long as it doesn’t overpower the watermelon
Ideas for Korean Watermelon Punch
Subak Hwachae 수박화채
- Hold each ingredient chilled till prepared to combine and serve. Prep forward by making watermelon balls OR reducing them into cubes OR spooning them and protecting them chilly within the fridge till prepared to make use of.
- Pour cider or sprite RIGHT BEFORE serving for probably the most fizz!
- Regulate the sugar quantity relying on how candy the watermelon is. This dessert is nice should you get a watermelon that’s not as candy as you’d prefer it to be. Simply add sugar until desired sweetness.
- Substitute Milkis instead of blending milk and cider to make it even simpler!
How one can make Korean WATERMELON PUNCH
Recipe #1 (my family-style easy watermelon punch)
Simply scoop out or lower the watermelon into cubes, add a complete bunch of ice and sprinkle some sugar. I’d say about 1 Tbs per 1.5 cups of watermelon. Chances are you’ll say it’s too easy to be a recipe however should you haven’t had it this fashion, it is best to strive it, it’s further refreshing and thirst-quenching.
Recipe #2 (milky fizzy watermelon punch)
- Minimize chilly watermelon into cubes or balls with a melon baller.
- In a bowl, add chilly milk, watermelon, sugar and ice. Then pour sprite or Korean ciders like Chilseong Cider 칠성사이다 or Cheonyeon Cider 천연사이다 proper earlier than serving. It should bubble up and be completely fizzy and milky like a MILKIS!
Recipe #3 (strawberry watermelon punch)
- Minimize chilly watermelon into cubes or into balls with a melon baller and put aside.
- In a blender, add strawberries, lower watermelon (the smaller quantity), sugar, and milk. Mix till clean.
- In a bowl, add the watermelon then pour the blended strawberry + watermelon juice. Add ice.
Make a Pink White and Blue Watermelon Punch!
Add blueberries to the milk + cider mixture and you’ve got a RED, WHITE and BLUE patriotic 🇺🇸 Watermelon Punch!
Serve with some Pink White and Blue straws like beneath which might additionally work like a toothpick to get the watermelon balls.
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How one can serve and retailer Korean Watermelon Punch
Serve the watermelon punch both as a refreshing snack in the summertime or as a dessert drink on the finish of a meal. In Korea, Subak Hwachae is often served in a small bowl (as a substitute of a cup) with a spoon for every particular person. Folks both drink from the bowl and/or use the spoon to eat the fruit – like beneath.
Storage – this drink will be saved within the fridge for a day or so however you’ll lose any carbonation if there was any cider added. You’ll be able to all the time add a bit extra milk and cider to liven it up should you’d like as soon as it’s saved.
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Nicely I hope you’ll be able to Keep cool with these great refreshing punch drinkl!! 🍉🍉
Korean Watermelon Punch (Subak Hwachae)
Korean Watermelon Punch is a good refreshing summer season drink or dessert you can simply make at residence with only a few components!
Prep: 5 minutes
Complete Time: 5 minutes
recipe #3 (fruity and enjoyable)
Recipe #1 (Simply Watermelon)
Minimize chilly watermelon into cubes or balled with a melon baller or spooned with a big spoon. My favourite is the spooned model – most likely as a result of it is the best.
In a bowl, add the chilly watermelon, some water, sprinkle with sugar and ice. It is soo easy however you can see this sooo refreshing and cooling than having watermelon by itself.
Recipe #2 (Fizzy Watermelon Punch)
Minimize chilly watermelon into cubes or balled with a melon baller.
In a bowl, add chilly milk, watermelon, sugar and ice. Then pour sprite or Korean ciders like Chilseong Cider 칠성사이다 or Cheonyeon Cider 천연사이다 proper earlier than serving. It should bubble up and be completely fizzy and milky like a MILKIS!
Recipe #3 (Berry flavored Punch)
Minimize chilly watermelon into cubes or balled with a melon baller and put aside.
In a blender, add strawberries, lower watermelon (the smaller quantity), sugar, milk and mix till clean.
In a bowl, add the cubed or balled watermelon from 1st step then pour the blended strawberry + watermelon + milk juice. Then add ice.