● 500 g aloe vera
● 450 g sugar
● 450 g orange or mandarin juice
● few drops of lemon juice
Wash the aloe vera leaves very well, and using a sharp knife, remove the outside peel.
Slice the inside gel into large bite-sized pieces, and put in a bowl.
In a pot, put the orange juice and the sugar and boil for about 15 minutes until the syrup is barely thick.
Next, add the aloe vera pieces and the lemon drops and boil for another 10-15 minutes for the syrup to become thick.
To see if the syrup has the desired consistency, put some syrup on a saucer and allow to cool.
Once it has cooled tilt the plate slightly and if it is not runny, the syrup is ready.
Once the syrup is ready remove the pot from the heat and allow it to rest for 10 minutes.
Store in glass sterilized jars.