Animal Crossing: New Horizons‘ 2.0 update has dropped a full 2 days early, as Nintendo let Christmas come early. There are a ton of new features being added in this update. There’s the new resort island content, where you can bring new visitors to a special vacation spot. There’s so much more than lounging on the beach though it’s tons of fun. The addition of the 2.0.0 Update for Animal Crossing New Horizons has given you the ability to cook meals like carrot cake, curry and more. There’s a bunch of new cooking recipes added to the game. It’s a lot to parse, so we’re making guides to make it all easier for you.
One of the important features of this update is the cooking update. This will allow you to grow fresh ingredients and make them into delicious meals.
How to grow sugarcane in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
You don’t need to purchase the Happy Home Paradise DLC to grow sugar or any other food item, it’s part of the free 2.0.0 update. You do need to find Lief to get the plant starts, though, and that can take time.
If you’re having trouble finding some items, try spending some Bells at Harv’s new Co-op to get some new NPC shops for all kinds of stuff. He will see you Wheat plants for 280 Bells a pop when you put the money into his shop. It costs 700,000 to start the co-op and another 100,000 to get Lief going on the island. After a couple of days, just buy the sugarcane and get growing. Once you have your sugarcane starts ready to go, you can get growing.
Plant it in the ground like you would any other plant, watering once a day. Once it’s grown for a few days, you should be able to harvest a few units of sugarcane from the plant.
How to make sugar in Animal Crossing New Horizons
Now it’s time to get sweet and make mountains of sugar in Animal Crossing New Horizons.
You need to purchase the Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+ upgrade to get cooking recipes from the Nook Stop, as well as the Basic Recipes upgrade from Nook’s Cranny for 4,980 Bells. Once you have those unlocked, the flour DIY Recipe should be available at any useable crafting bench. Once you have the recipes unlocked, you can craft sugar with five sugarcane to then use in cooking.