Showing posts with label cool drinks for summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cool drinks for summer. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Lassi

Lassi


Lassi is an ultimate cooler from Punjab. It is a thick yogurt drink, Punjabi’s favorite in fact in whole country and its neighboring countries. It is often consumed as refreshment and even after the meals. My Grandma used to make lassi in a very traditional way, using a wooden churner or whisk known as mathani. Today we use a steel whisk or blender. As it is made from yogurt, so it is healthy and could be said as a heavy drink whenever you feel hungry, especially in summers lassi is one of my favourites.

Serve-4
Preparation Time- 10  mins

Ingredients
  • 750 gm yogurt
  • 50 gm ice cubes
  • Sugar
  • 200 ml water
Instructions
  • Crush the ice cubes in a blender.
  • Add the yogurt, water, sugar.
  • Blend for about 1 minute.
  • Serve chilled.
  • If you are want to make a namkeen lassi you can add masala like bhuna jeera and kala namak and as desired.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Pineapple Mojito



Pineapple Mojito is a Non alcoholic rink prepared using fresh pineapples and grape juice. It is very healthy and naturally sweetened drink . It is low in calories as compared to other processed drinks. As it is a non-alcoholic drink, kids will also enjoy it and it would be a best option for summers.....a cool refreshing drink.

Serve- 5

Ingredients
  • 12 fresh mint leaves.
  • 2 teaspoons sugar.
  • 1 lime, quartered.
  • Ice cubes.
  • 4 tablespoons pineapple juice concentrate.
  • 1/2 cup club soda.
Instructions
  • In a small mixing bowl, add pineapple pieces and smash them using the back of a spatula for a couple of mins or until all pineapple pieces have broken into small pieces.
  • Add mint leaves and again smash for a few seconds to just release the essential flavors.
  • Put the mixture into a serving glass. Add ice cubes followed by grape juice, lime juice, chilled water
  • Add sweetener if necessary. Mix it, add couple of lemon slices and enjoy a glass of Pineapple Mojito in this summer.

Melon Slush



In this hot summer stay refreshing and cool with this Melon slush. There are basically three flavors used in this drink which will make you feel cool, relax and hydrated. I have used Watermelon, Lemon, mint and other ingredients which are good for your health also. If you are a diet conscious then this would be a best option for you to take during your meals, as it contain lemon and watermelon both are awesome for weight loss and specially during summers.

Serves- 6

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 Medium Size Watermelon
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp of granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp Black salt
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint

DIRECTIONS
  • Remove the skin and seeds of melon cut into 2-inch pieces.
  • Make the simple syrup: In a saucepan, mix 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, 1/4 cup water, and 1/4 teaspoon black salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer (don’t stir) until the sugar dissolves, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove it from the heat and stir in the flavorings, let cool completely. Strain into a small bowl or measuring cup, add 2 tbsp lemon.
  • In a blender, simple syrup mixture and half the melon until smooth. Strain into a pan, Cover and freeze until set, about 8 hours.
  • When ready to serve, transfer to glasses, put mint and melon slice on top of the glass , and serve with additional fruit, if desired.

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