Dessert punch with persimmon, cinnamon, and ginger

Sujeonggwa 수정과

Yield: 4 -5 servings



  1. Wash, peel, and slice ½ cup’s worth of ginger. Put it into a pot or kettle.
  2. Rinse 5 cinnamon sticks and put them into the pot.
  3. Add 7½ to 8 cups of water and boil for 20 minutes over high heat.
  4. Lower the heat to medium and boil for another 25 minutes. If it boils over, take off the lid.
  5. Add 1 cup of sugar. Stir and cool it down.
  6. Remove the stem of the dried persimmons and wash thoroughly.
  7. Strain cinnamon sticks and sliced ginger in a colander.
  8. Pour it into a glass jar or glass bowl and add the persimmons.
  9. Put the lid on and keep it in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours. It will keep in the fridge for more than 1 week.
  10. Serve cold with ice cubes. Use a ladle to give each person a small bowl of punch. Each serving should have one persimmon in it with a few pine nuts sprinkled on top.

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  1. Hi Maangchi!!
    I was wondering what the name of the kitchenware you boiled the ginger and cinnamon sticks in called, and could I find it at a Korean market?? I’ve been looking for something like that for a while now, and now that I reaaaally wanna try making Sujunggwa, I want to have one!!! I know I probably don’t need one to make Sujunggwa, but it’d be really nifty to have one of those, HAHA =D Thaaank you for sharing the recipe, and thank you for any replies!

  2. This recipe looks great. I’ve tried another version of this that always turns out too gingery, and not nearly as cinnamony as I like it. I’ll have to give this one a shot!

  3. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    Thank you! I’m proud of you!

  4. hello~ i’ve got two of recipe(파전and 수정과) from ur site , and it was really good information for me . i’m studying hospitality in australia, and those two of recipe goes with my assessment !!! thanx a lot !!
    and i’m proud of u have u r own korean food site in ENGLISH!!!

  5. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    You can keep it in the fridge for a week. You remind me of the delicious beverage! I should make it soon for myself! : )

  6. Hi Maangchi,
    I made the su jung gwa and was wondering how long it keeps in the fridge? Delicious by the way, great recipe!

  7. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    Sara from NYC,
    That’s good news! Yep,making sujunggwa is very easy! sure bo-sam recipe will be posted someday. Bosam making is also easy. : )

  8. Sara from NYC& has 2 comments

    Hi Maangchi!

    My boyfriend’s favorite dessert is sujungwa and we finally made this last night! Thanks for the video-I was able to impress my boyfriend with my wonderful cooking skills-which I learned from your Youtube videos! I couldn’t believe how easy it was, and it was delicious!

    I can’t wait to get off work and have some more. We also really love Bo-Sam. Can you please make a video? I heard it’s so hard to make! =(

    Thank you Maangchi!

  9. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    Making sujunggwa is good choice for your class! Yes, I’m looking forward to your feedback. Good luck with making sujunggwa!

  10. Thank you for posting the videos! I need to make a Korean dish for my class and the how-to video is perfect for me because I can’t cook. I’ll write back later to tell you how everyone in my class liked it. Thank you again for the video, now maybe people won’t be afraid to try it if they know I learned the correct way of making it.

  11. Oh my goodness this video saved me!!! I was making this for my class because we are learning about Korea and i couldnt make it right!This video helped me so much! And my class absolutely loved it!!! Thankyou soo much! By the way, you are a very good cook! :)
    And it was very delicious :D

  12. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    haha, good for you! You deserve to eat it all. : )

  13. I made this awhile ago but didn’t get around to posting until now.

    Here is a picture. The picture is not very good but it looked nice in the sunlight.

    Unfortunately I was the only one that was around to drink this, and I had to finish it in 2 days. I enjoyed it though!

  14. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    It’s “jindo arirang”

    Yes, it’s very easy to make if you know this recipe.

  15. Hi! I stumbled upon your website looking for korean recipes and I’m SO GLAD there is a recipe and video on how to make this sujunggwa. I had this drink in NY Korean Town restaurant and fell in love with it! I couldn’t find the recipe for it online until now – you’re amazing! I will be reviewing all the other recipes you have on this site, great work :)

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