How To Make Korean Watermelon Punch (Subak Hwachae)
Cool yourself down with something different this summer. This hwachae is a Korean fruit punch. This recipe has watermelon but is also customizable.
- Make optional rice cake balls (recipe below). Scoop out watermelon and honeydew with a melon-baller. (Or, cut into about 1-inch cubes.) Place them in a large bowl along with any juice from the fruits.
Add the ginger ale and the drinking vinegar (or pomegranate or cranberry juice) to the fruits. Stir gently.
Taste the drink and adjust acidity and/or sweetness by adding more drinking vinegar (or juice and/or sugar).
Optional rice cake balls:
Mix the rice powder, sugar and salt in a bowl. Mix in the boiling hot water with a spoon. When cool enough to handle, knead by hand until a dough is formed.
Shape the dough into a ¾-inch thick cylinder. Cut into (or pinch of ¾-inch pieces. Roll each piece between the palms to make a small ball.
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the rice cake balls. Cook until all the balls float.
Transfer to a large bowl with cold water to cool. Drain.
- Sugar: 62g
- Calcium: 85mg
- Calories: 286kcal
- Carbohydrates: 69g
- Fat: 3g
- Fiber: 5g
- Iron: 2mg
- Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
- Potassium: 1375mg
- Protein: 4g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Sodium: 67548mg
- Vitamin A: 709IU
- Vitamin C: 106mg
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