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Hiyashiame Recipe

Hiyashiame is a sweet ginger drink that is popular mainly in the Kansai (western) area in Japan.  The spicy taste from ginger helps overcome brutal summer heat fatigue.  A common sight during summer is a cold drink machine in the front of a tea shop or candy shop with Hiyashiame.  It is also well known as a summer festival drink sold by street vendors.  For many Japanese, Hiyashiame is a special flavor that is part of summer. If you are tired of sodas and lemonade, try this authentic Japanese summer drink.

Hiyashiame Recipe


  • 120-150g corn syrup
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 1/2- 2 Tbsp ginger root, grated
  • 500ml water


  1. Put all the ingredients in a pot and warm until the syrup dissolves. Let it cool.
  2. Strain out the ginger fibers and pour over ice in a glass.

Hiyashi Ame

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