We check out Japanese candy maker’s recipes for how one can make hard candy drinkable

Japanese candy maker Lotte, who loves it when their products are used creatively, shared some recommendations on how one can make two sweet drinks using a few of their hard candies: Koume Hot Lemonade, pickled plum-flavored lemonade, using their popular Koume hard candies, and Fruit Nodoame Green Tea, using their Fruit Nodoame hard candies. Our reporter Aoi Kuroneko decided to place these recipes to the test.

She tried the Koume Hot Lemonade first. The recipe calls for six Koume candies, 1/4 cup room temperature (or cold) water, 2/3 cups hot water, half a lemon, and three/4 tablespoons sugar.


First she dissolved the sugar in the recent water. Aoi used cane sugar, so the water looks a bit brown.


Next, she put the room temperature water right into a saucepan with the six Koume candies. She heated them up until they melted. Be certain you stir because it heats up or else it can keep on with the underside of the pan.


Ta da! She finished making her Koume syrup.

Finally, she added lemon to the dissolved sugar after which added her Koume syrup to that. Before we show what the ultimate product looked like, though, let’s see how one can make the Fruit Nodoame Green Tea.


For this recipe, she needed most of the same ingredients as the recent lemonade: 4 Fruit Nodoame pieces, 1/4 cup room temperature (or cold) water, 2/3 cups hot water, and 1 green tea bags.


First, she steeped the green tea bag in the recent water. You possibly can let it steep for as long or short as you would like.


As with the recent lemonade, she melted the 4 candies with some water in a saucepan to make a fruity syrup.


Finally, she mixed the fruity syrup with the green tea to finish her drink.

▼ The finished Koume Hot Lemonade and Fruit Nodoame Green Tea


Here’s how her two drinks got here out! She thought the sunshine pink color of the Koume Hot Lemonade was cute, and the Fruit Nodoame Green Tea looked refreshing. When she tasted the Koume Hot Lemonade, she was hit with a blast of sweet and sour flavors. She thought it was as great of a pair as lemon and honey. In the event you like sour drinks, this may very well be your next go-to.

Aoi didn’t have high expectations for the Fruit Candy Green Tea since she only added 4 lozenges, but she was pleasantly surprised at the general flavor. Though it wasn’t super sweet, Fruit Nodoame has herbal ingredients that gave the green tea a more complex flavor than if she had just added sugar, for a really refreshing result.

The most important lemon Aoi learned from this was that hard candies aren’t only for eating. They’re also great for adding sweetness and flavor to drinks. You could possibly probably do that with any hard candy, and Aoi also notes that they taste great cold as well.

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