Indonesian Sarabba

I usually drink this Indonesian Sarabba after dinner for a treat, or as a warm cuppa while reading on the couch. It is great because it doesn’t have any caffeine in it, so you are able to enjoy it before bedtime or use it as an immune booster if you feel a cold coming on. Its origins lie in Indonesia, where it is enjoyed on cold nights or by night-shift workers.

The ground ginger is great for gastrointestinal distress and motion sickness. According to the World’s Healthiest Foods, one study’s findings proved that ginger was far more superior than Dramamine, a common over the counter drug used for motion sickness. Are you pregnant? Ginger has been known to reduce nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.

Feel free to adjust this recipe to your liking!


  • 2 C water

  • 1 C coconut milk

  • 1 C coconut cream

  • 2 Tbsp freshly ground ginger

  • 3 Tbsp coconut sugar (or more if you like)

  • 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg

  • 10 whole cloves

  • 2 star anise


  1. Add water and fresh ginger to a pot and turn on medium heat. Bring to a gentle boil.

  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

  3. Bring to a simmer again and serve hot.


Becky Bayda
Becky is completing her education towards Holistic Nutrition and is focusing her research on mental health and sports. She uses her blog to help share her vision and knowledge, which focuses on restoring balance and empowering people through wholesome living.