Sahou cassava drink is usually served as a thick, warm drink. Sometimes it is made with condensed milk or lots of sugar is added. It is often drunk on chilly mornings to help warm you up. As one of the staple Garifuna foods, cassava is used in many recipes.
Sahou Cassava Drink Recipe
1 pound cassava or 1⁄4 cup cassava starch
1 grated coconut with 2 cups water OR 2 cups coconut milk (made from powder or from a can)
1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon vanilla
Sugar, honey or other sweetener to your liking
Grate cassava and add about 2-3 cups of water to grated cassava and strain. Use the strained liquid to make the Sahou
Grate coconut and add about 2-3 cups of water and strain (if making your own coconut milk)
Add nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon to a pot with the cassava liquid.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly
Add coconut milk and continue to stir until it reaches your desired consistency.
Add sugar, honey or other sweetener to your liking.
Can be served hot or cold as a drink or as a porridge.
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