Crystallized Ginger Recipe

Total Time 35 min
Prep 35 min, Cook 0 min
Yield 16 (1 tbsp. each)

In alternative medicine, ginger is sometimes used as a home remedy for nausea and motion sickness. This is an easy recipe for crystallized ginger. You can pack some ginger pieces in an airtight sandwich bag and carry them around with you.


  • 1 cup peeled, thinly sliced ginger
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Additional sugar to coat (optional)


  1. In a covered saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add the ginger pieces and sugar and cover. Reduce the heat and allow it to simmer for five minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and allow it to sit for 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
  5. Strain ginger slices and place in a glass pan. Although you don’t to retain the leftover ginger water for this recipe, you can keep it to make ginger ale.
  6. Place the pan in the oven until the slices are almost dry but still chewy. Allow it to cool.
  1. Toss the cooled ginger in sugar to lightly coat it, if desired.

You can store the crystallized ginger in an airtight container for up to two months.


If you do not want to use sugar in this recipe, boil the ginger in water without adding the sugar. Instead of tossing the cooled ginger in sugar to lightly coat it, sprinkle stevia or another sugar substitute over the ginger pieces to taste.

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