3 Desi Summer Drink Recipes to Freshen You Up!!

Sun keeps sinning against us all summer! But just a cool icy glass of water can drain its simmering heat. And if you go lucky, mom makes you a desi drink? Who does not like sinking into a brimming glass of Thandai or Lassi or a Shikanji??

These 3 drinks are synonymous with summers and I am damn sure no one can unlove these amazing summer treats… Here is how you can whip up a glass for yourself and counter summers the delicious way! Summer Drink Recipes at your service!


Thandai is a traditional North Indian drink that is very effective in cooling during hot and dry summer winds.


Crushed ice

1 Liter milk

Pumpkin or sunflower seed

3 teaspoon rose water

Almond blanched

Cardamom powder


  • Make a paste of of almonds, sunflower seeds, cardamom powder and rose water by grinding it.

  • Add crushed ice and milk to paste and blend it well.

  • Serve the drink by garnishing it will rose petals.

Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi is a perfect drink for summers . It is a soothing drink for hot summer day. You can add sugar and honey to make it more sweet.



Crushed ice

Ripe mango pulps

Sugar/honey to make it more sweet

Sliced/ Chopped Almonds (1 tablespoon for every glass)

Ice cream


  • Blend the mixture of yogurt,crushed ice, mango pulps and honey well

  • Garnish the drink with ice cream ,almonds and serve it


It is one of the most favorite drink during summers. It is a perfect drink to beat the heat during summers.


Cool and chilled water

Four spoons of lemon juice

Jaljira power

Ice crushed

Sugar according to taste


  • Squeeze lemons to extract their juice

  • Remove seed by straining it

  • Add sugar if you want

  • garnish with lemon slices and serve

These are proven recipes for coping with hot and humid Indian summers. Embodying special space in Indian traditions and values, these drinks are a delight that make summer bearable.

Do tell me if you like these… I have more such amazing recipes that I will share with you. Keep vising my blogs and do let me know if you have any queries and question or requests or suggestions… I would love to hear from you. 


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