How To Make Pandan Juice and Pandan Extract

How To Make Pandan Juice and Pandan Extract

Cuisine: Southeast Asia
Prep Time: 15 minutes
For pandan extract: 18 hours
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Marvellina
Learn how to easily make pandan juice and pandan extract with fresh or frozen pandan leaves. It is so much better than artificial pandan extract.
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  • 30 gr pandan leaves (screwpine leaves) fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup water


  • Wash the pandan leaves to get rid of sands or dirt
  • Cut into a 1-inch piece with kitchen shears. Do not put into the blender whole. Pandan leaves are very fibrous and need to be broken down into smaller pieces

For pandan juice:

  • Blitz away until the leaves are reduced to pulps
  • Transfer to a cheesecloth, which I used. You can use fine mesh strainer too. Squeeze all the juice out as much as you can
  • You get your pandan juice. Transfer to a glass jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. After that, they will start to smell bad. You can even go two more rounds with the pulps and add more water to get a more diluted version of pandan juice if you want

To get the pandan extract:

  • Once you transfer the pandan juice to the glass jar and store in the refrigerator, let them sit undisturbed for 18-20 hours. The green sediment will start to accumulate at the bottom of the jar. This is your extract. Discard the liquid layer on the top and you can use the extract at the bottom