5 Homemade Drinks To Keep Your System Cool This Summer!Drinks

May 16, 2020 05:02
5 Homemade Drinks To Keep Your System Cool This Summer!

Quenching your thirst with refreshing drinks is the best 5-10 minutes of a sunny day. When most of us feel thirsty, we look for aerated drinks to feel better. It is rare that we think of having a healthy cooling drink instead of a cold drink. Isn’t it?

While sometimes you might feel like sipping on aerated drinks, there is nothing wrong with having them. However, it is essential to keep it limited.  Say once or twice a week. However, it is not healthy if you make it a constant habit.

Having said, the drinks you make at home claim to be healthier because they comprise of home remedies that relieves you from the heat as well as cools your system internally.

Is your mouth watering after talking about cooling drinks?

Here are a few ideas on ways to make homemade healthy cooling drinks.

Follow the method to prepare these drinks!

No 1 – Lassi and Buttermilk

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Lassi/buttermilk is made with curd and water. The only difference in both these drinks is that one is salty and the other is sweet. Excited to see the recipe of Lassi and Buttermilk? Here you go!


The quantity of this recipe is for two.


  • 2 tsp curd
  • 2 glasses of water
  • Salt – as per your requirement
  • Pepper - 1tsp
  • Jeera Powder - 1 tsp
  • Crushed Mint and Coriander leaves - 3-4 each
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Method to prepare

  • Put curd in a glass
  • Take a blender and churn the curd (see to it that there are no lumps in the curd)
  • Add salt, pepper, jeera powder, crushed mint and coriander leaves and blend this mixture another time
  • Add lemon juice and stir this buttermilk



  • 2 tsp curd
  • 2 glasses of water
  • Sugar

Method to prepare

  • Put curd in a glass
  • Take a blender and churn the curd (see to it that there are no lumps in the curd)
  • Add sugar and blend it another time

No 2 – Rose Sharbat

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Rose sharbat is an energizing, sweet and a natural homemade drink. The aroma of this sharbat has it all to make you feel pleasant.


  • 20-30 rose petals
  • Sugar – 1 kg
  • Rose water – 1 cup
  • Rose color – ½ tsp

Method to prepare

  • Wash the rose petals, put it in a blender and allow it to grind into a paste
  • Put ½ small cup sugar in a vessel, add water and allow it to soak for a while
  • Boil this mixture for a while
  • Add the rose petal paste and stir it with sugar for a while until it gets thick
  • Put off the flame, remove this rose mixture, allow it to slightly cool down and then add the rose color after sieving this mixture
  • Now the rose sharbat is ready. You can transfer all of this in a bottle
  • Whenever you want to have this sharbat, add a spoon or two of this mixture in a glass, add ½ spoon lime juice, add required water and stir this mixture till the syrup gets mixed well in water

No 3 – Mango Juice

Mangoes are sweet and healthy. It is the best summer fruit enjoyed by almost everyone.


  • 3-4 mangoes
  • Water or milk
  • Ice cubes - it is optional
  • Sugar - optional as mango is a sweet fruit

Method to prepare

The recipe is easy.

  • Peel the mangoes
  • Cut them into bigger pieces and put them in a blender
  • Add milk or water
  • Add 8-10 spoons sugar
  • Blend this mixture well
  • Sieve it
  • Taste the juice. Add some more sugar if needed

No 4 – Ragi Malt

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Ragi is rich in fiber and cooling for the system. Besides, it has the ability to strengthen your bones and give you stamina.


  • 1 tsp Ragi powder
  • Warm water
  • 2 tsp curd
  • Salt – as per your requirement
  • Lemon juice

Method to prepare

  • Take a pan, add less than ½ cup water, and keep stirring this mixture until all the lumps of the ragi melt well
  • Now blend the curd separately and add it to this Ragi. Give this a good stir
  • Add salt as per your requirement and the lemon juice to this ragi mix
  • Take a spoon and stir this well
  • Wait till this ragi malt cools down and then sip it

No 5 – Lemon Juice

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Lemon is cooling for the body. There are several ways of making this juice. You can either make it with mint or lemon juice, the choice is yours.


  • Lemon juice – ½ Cup
  • Sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Ginger - 1 piece
  • Salt – 1 pinch
  • Lemon wedges – 1

Method to prepare

  • In a glass, take lemon juice, sugar and salt
  • Crush some ginger and add it to this juice
  • If you wish to, you can add ice cubes or let it remain as it is and give it a good stir

By Neha Makhija

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