Cool Cinnamon Ginger with Dried Figs Dessert Drink

Cool Cinnamon Ginger with Dried Figs Dessert Drink


Instead of the usual heavy, high calorie dessert, try this summer healthy Korean dessert drink traditionally served after meals.


  • Ginger (15 thinly sliced with skin on, 1/2 inch cubes)
  • Brown Sugar (3/4 cup)
  • Water (8 cups)
  • Cinnamon (5 sticks)
  • Dried Figs (12 pieces)
  • Pine nuts

Can’t find dried figs and pine nuts, get them here:

Indus Organic Turkish Jumbo Dried Figs

Pine Nuts

1. Ingredients


1) Cut ginger into 1/2 inch pieces leaving the skin on.

2.Cutting Ginger

2) In a large pot, add water, ginger and cinnamon sticks.  When it comes to boil, then simmer for 30 minutes. Liquid color should transform to a dark burgundy.

3.Boiling Ingredients4.Boiled

3)  With a strainer, remove ginger and cinnamon sticks and throw them out.


4) Add brown sugar while it’s hot so all sugar melts.  Add dried figs. Let liquid sit in pot until it is room temperature and then transport to a large glass jar.

6.Sugar 7.Figs

5) Store glass jar in refrigerator until drink is cold.  Serve drink cold. When ready to serve, add pine nuts.


Serves 4-6








  1. Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking says

    I love this…so delicious and I can see why it is drank after eating–it can help with digestion due to the combination of ginger, cinnamon and figs. Great recipe!

  2. Ying & Yang Living says

    Traditionally, persimmons are used, but we could only find figs in the supermarket, so please also try it with persimmons.