5 from 1 vote
Grass Jelly (cincau)
Prep Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs
Grass jelly made from powder with a cold soaking milk tea. It can be also served with fresh fruits, usually mango and sweetened red beans in China.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Grass Jelly
Servings: 2
Calories: 253 kcal
Author: Elaine
For homemade grass jelly from powder (you can directly purchase canned ones)
For the cold soaking milk tea
  • 2 black tea bags
  • 100 ml water
  • 2-3 tbsp. sugar
  • 300-350 ml milk
To make the grass jelly from powder
  1. Firstly mix all the ingredients together and add around 200ml water to dissolve.
  2. Heat the left 800ml water to a boil and stir the mixture in slowly. Continue heating for 1-2 minutes until there are lots of large bubbles on surface.Transfer the mixture out.Cool down several hours in fridge.
For grass jelly milk tea
  1. heat around 100ml water in a sauce pan and then throw in 2 bags of black tea and 3 tablespoons of sugar, simmer for 2-3 minutes. Turn off the fire and add sugar. Stir to dissolve. Add around 300ml to 350ml milk. Cover the pot and set in refrigerator for several hours. Take the tea bags out.
  2. Cut the grass jelly into cubes, transfer them into your serving container carefully. Add chilled milk tea.
Nutrition Facts
Grass Jelly (cincau)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Potassium 198mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Sugars 44g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 4.9%
Calcium 18.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.