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Beat The Heat with These Easy to Make and Refreshing Summer Drinks

KJ Staff
KJ Staff
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As the summers come temperatures begin to rise, leaving everyone sweaty, tired and messed up. Staying hydrated is the most important thing in summers because your body tends to lose water at a faster pace due to excessive sweating. And to stay hydrated you need to drink lots of water or other fluids. So, you can enjoy summers with these colorful and refreshing beverages:

Aam Panna

This is a popular drink of Maharashtra and is made with our favourite fruit mango. This refreshing summer drink is prepared with the use of mango pulp and is blended with cumin, jeera and mint leaves. 

Aam Panna Recipe


  • 500 gm green mangoes

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 2 tsp kala namak (black rock salt)

  • 2 tsp roasted and powdered cumin seeds

  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped mint leaves

  • 2 cups water

How to Make Aam Panna

  • Boil the mangoes till it becomes soft from inside and the skin gets discolored.

  • When it cools down, remove the skin and squeeze the pulp out of the mangoes.

  • Mix all the ingredients together and add 2 cups of water and then blend it .

  • Put some ice in the glasses and pour the Aam panna over it.



It is made using jeera and water. Jeera is first roasted and made into coarse powder and then mixed in water. Drink a chilled glass of jaljeera and endure summers like never before.

Jaljeera Recipe


  • 125 Gram Tamarind pulp

  • 3 Tbsp Mint leaves

  • 1/2 tsp Ground cumin

  • 3/4 tsp Ground cumin, roasted

  • 50 Gram Jaggery, grated

  • 4 tsp Black salt

  • 1 Tbsp Ginger salt, grated

  • 3-4 Tbsp Lemon juice

  • A pinch of Chilli powder (kashmiri mirch)

  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala

  • 1/2 Litre Water

How to Make Jaljeera

  • Blend the ingredients.

  • Chill it overnight. Then strain and freeze it.


Buttermilk (Chaas)

Buttermilk is popularly known as chaas in North India. It is an amazing curd-based drink that is undoubtedly favourite of many Indians. Buttermilk is a brilliant digestive, and the addition of spices like jeera further enhances its benefits.

Buttermilk (Chaas) Recipe


  • 2 cups of plain curd

  • 2 green chillies, that too chopped

  • A small bunch of coriander leaves and should be chopped

  • 4 curry leaves

  • 1 tsp rock salt or black salt

  • Salt to taste

How to Make Buttermilk (Chaas)

  • Add all the ingredients to the curd Without adding water.

  • Now blend the mixture well on low speed.

  • In a pot, add the mixture and pour in 2 cups of chilled water. Mix it well and see there are no lumps.

  • Refrigerate it, till it's ready to be served and you should give the chaas at least 20 minutes to set.

  • You can sprinkle some chaat masala before serving.

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Nimbu Paani Or Lemonade

We can't miss out the most sought summer drink, which is our very own nimbu paani or lemonade. It is prepared using mint leaves, lemons, sugar, salt and water. You can also add some spices like cumin, coriander powder, black pepper to make it more tasty.

Nimbu Paani Recipe


  • 1/4 cups mint leaves

  • 2 tbsp sugar

  • 5 tbsp lemon juiced

How to Make Nimbu Paani

  • Take minty leaves in a bowl.

  • Add sugar to it and crush it well to make a paste.

  • Take water in a glass and add the paste and lemon juice to it.

  • Stir well.

  • You can garnish the drink with lemon roundrels.

Watermelon juice

Watermelon is one of the best fruits of summer and what's even better is its juice. It is super refreshing and its hydrating properties help keep your body hydrated and fresh.

Watermelon juice Recipe


  • Watermelon

  • Ice

How to Make Watermelon juice

  • Take watermelon and crush the pulp and juice out of it.

  • Pour the juice into glass.

  • Add some ice to it and serve

These cool and refreshing summer beverages will definitely help you Beat the Heat.

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