Following my mooncake agar agar recipe, I have been trying to do a varieties of agar agar that is suitable for my tots. In fact, I have also sent some to my friends’ tots, they love it and called for more. I prefer less sugary food, if not no sugar food for my tots and have been trying out different ingredients and the amounts. I forgo the coconut milk and pandan leaves in this recipe. If you prefer to add coconut milk, the proportion is 1/3 of the water required, i.e. 500ml of water requirement shall translate into 150ml coconut milk and 350ml water. Below are my assorted agar agar for kids which you can try to make using one packet of agar agar powder.

sugar free agar agar

I have used the Swallow brand agar agar powder which is more commonly available in big supermarkets, compared to the Rose brand agar agar powder. Since it is for tots, the Swallow brand agar agar powder will be more suitable as it is softer and less chewy.

I split the cooking into two pots to better manage the amount of water required for the varieties. You could adjust the amount of water, sugar, fruit juice and milo for preferred taste. Have fun exploring!


Tools

  • Measuring scale
  • Measuring cup
  • Pot
  • Moulds

Ingredients

Pot 1 - Milo, (Normal) Rose and/or Ribena Agar Agar:

  • 5g of Agar-Agar powder
  • 500ml of water
  • 15g of sugar
  • 30g of sugar (to add later)
  • 30g of Milo powder (for 200ml Milo Agar Agar)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Rose Syrup (or you may use Orange Syrup as alternative) or Ribena syrup

Pot 2 - Sugar-free Fruity Agar Agar:

  • 5g of Agar-Agar powder
  • 150ml of water
  • 350ml of 100% pasteurised fruit juice
  • Some cut fruits (optional, depends on the age of your tots to prevent choking)

milo agar agar

Directions

Pot 1

1. Dissolve agar agar powder and 15g of sugar in the 500ml water.

2. Bring to boil under medium-low heat. Stir while bringing to boil.

3. When boiling, turn down the heat. Transfer 200ml to a bowl filled with 30g Milo powder and stir to dissolve the Milo powder.

4. Add 30g of sugar to the balance agar agar liquid. Stir till sugar melt, turn off the heat, then add 1-2 tablespoons of Rose or Orange or Ribena syrup. If you prefer more varieties, just split the liquid Split into 2 portions of 150ml each and add 1 tablespoon of the syrups. Stir to mix.

5. Pour all the liquid into the mould.

6. Let it cool at room temperature before putting into the fridge to chill. Remove from mould and serve.

Pot 2

1. Dissolve agar agar powder in the 150ml water.

2. Bring to boil under medium-low heat. Stir while bringing to boil.

3. When boiling, turn off the heat. Pour in the fruit juice gradually and stir. Preferably to use the juice at room temperature as cold juice will set the agar agar in the pot and results to lumpiness.

4. Add cut fruits in the mould. Optional.

5. Pour all the liquid into the mould.

6. Let it cool at room temperature before putting into the fridge to chill. Remove from mould and serve.

GOLD INGOT

assorted agar agar

Additional Notes: It is advisable to cut the agar agar in smaller pieces before feeding your tots to prevent choke. Agar Agar is not hard food, but neither is it a soft food that can melt in the mouth. Also, there are varied views on whether tots below 2 years old can drink or eat milo. If you are serving any of the ingredients to your kid for the first time, do watch out for potential allergy reactions.


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