7 ounces fresh ginger
    2 cups water
    3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
    lime wedge (to garnish)
    ice (garnish)
    sparkling water (to taste)

peel the ginger and cut into thin slices. boil the ginger slices in a pot with water and sugar and let boil for 10 minutes. stir every now and then. set the pot aside and let the mixture cool completely. strain the drink and dilute with mineral water to desired sweetness. serve with lime and ice.

My question is how do I make this recipe very low sugar?

  • What does diabetic-friendly mean to you? Low/no sugar? If so, is there any reason a sugar substitute wouldn't work for you?
    – Cascabel
    Commented Jul 19, 2018 at 22:20
  • Very low sugar @Cascabel and not everyone will have sugar substitute anyway Commented Jul 19, 2018 at 22:21
  • Well, it's your question. What are you okay with? Are sugar substitutes an option or not? If yes, is there some reason you think they won't work? If not, what are your goals, since you won't be able to make it sweet without a sweetener?
    – Cascabel
    Commented Jul 19, 2018 at 22:23
  • Sugar substitute is fine with me @Cascabel but I’m trying to make it work for as many people as possible. Commented Jul 19, 2018 at 22:24
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    Okay, so... that's fine, but we probably don't need a copy of "what can I substitute for sugar that's not sugar?" for every recipe out there. I don't think we're really providing much knowledge with questions like that.
    – Cascabel
    Commented Jul 19, 2018 at 22:30

1 Answer 1


Use a sugar substitute of your choice added after heating and cooling (all you need is for it to dissolve), in an amount meant to replace 3/4 cup of sugar, or just adjust it until it's as sweet as you'd like.

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    Not all sugar substitutes are heat friendly.
    – Debbie M.
    Commented Jul 19, 2018 at 22:58
  • @DebbieM. Okay, amended - not really an issue here.
    – Cascabel
    Commented Jul 19, 2018 at 23:02

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