Akasan (Corn Flour Shake)2014-08-26
- Servings : 2-4
Akasan is a corn flour based shake popular in Haiti. Unlike traditional shakes this shake starts by cooking corn flour. In Haiti, there are many vendors that sell the shake pre-made, but most just make it at home. The drink can be served warm, but it usually chilled and served as a refreshing drink. Try it out an let us know what you think.
- 2 1/2 Cups of water
- 12 oz Can of evaporated milk
- 1/2 Cup of corn flour
- 3 Anise stars (or 1 tsp of Anise star extract)
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1/4 Cup of Sugar
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
In a sauce pan, bring 2 cups of water, salt, cinnamon, and anise star to a boil.
Using a small mixing bowl, mix the corn flour and water into a paste.
Slowly add the paste to the boiling water and stir constantly to eliminate lumps.
Reduce the heat to medium and allow the corn flour to cook for 4-6 min while constantly stirring.
Remove the anise star and add the vanilla and evaporated milk.
Mix thoroughly then serve warm or chilled.
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