Refreshing Summer Coolers

Do you remember the overly hot summers when we used to go out to play and by the time we came back our mom was preparing rooafzah or rasna coolers? It is quite a nostalgic moment for many of us. Since summer is right around the corner, I am going to share 5 refreshing summer cooler recipes. These drinks will energise and reboot you during the hot summer days. Ideally, people prefer to drink a lot of cold drinks during summer. However, those drinks are highly carbonated and filled with sugars. The energy drinks that we get in the market these days are loaded with unnecessary electrolytes. These drinks might help you get instant energy. However, in the long run, they might harm your organs.

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FAQs About Coolers

Do coolers contain alcohol?

No, Summer coolers are usually more refreshing and contain a lot of electrolytes. These electrolytes help in recharging your body. During summer, we get really tired due to the high temperatures. These refreshing coolers help your body cool down and retain more water.

Are the coolers high in calories?

Some coolers might contain high amounts of sugar. However, you can always replace these with jaggery or any sugar substitute of your choice.

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Today, I am going to show you how to make the following coolers :

  • Badam Sharbat
  • Jal Jeera
  • Watermelon and Ginger Juice
  • Mint and cucumber cooler

Without any further ado, let us dive into the recipes.

Summer Coolers

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Course: Beverages & Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Drink Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 726kcal

Ingredients

Badam Sharbat

  • 250 grams Badam or Almonds
  • 7 ½ cups water
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 2 tsps cardamom powder
  • 3 cups sugar
  • Milk (as per requirement )

Jal Jeera

  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves
  • ½ inch ginger
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp roasted cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp asafetida
  • 2 tsp black salt
  • ¼ tsp regular salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp dry mango powder
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste
  • 4 cups chilled water

Watermelon and Ginger cooler

  • 4 cups watermelon
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ cups ice cubes

Cucumber and mint cooler

  • 1-2 cucumber pieces
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • 3 tbsps lime juice
  • 1 tsp black salt
  • 3 cups chilled water
  • ice cubes (as needed )
  • cucumber and mint leaves (for garnish )

Instructions

Badam Sharbat

  • Firstly, Rinse almonds with water and soak them in 3 cups of cold water for 8-10 hours.
  • Next, drain the water and rinse the almonds once again and remove their skin.
  • Then, add the peeled almonds to a blender along with 1 and ½ cups of water and saffron strands and blend to make a smooth paste.
  • Next, add 6 cups of water and almond paste to a large pot and heat over medium heat, stirring frequently to prevent scorching at the bottom of the pan.
  • Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and cook for 12-15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Next, add sugar and cook for another 5 minutes. Add cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Then, remove the pan from the heat. The badam sharbat concentrate is ready.
  • Now, let it cool completely and then store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 7 days or freeze for up to 6 months.
  • To make the sharbat, add ½ cup of concentrate to a tall glass. Top the glass with chilled milk, add a few ice cubes and stir well. Serve chilled.
  • In winter, you can add the concentrate to hot milk and sip it hot.

Jaljeera

  • Firstly, add mint leaves, cilantro (coriander), ginger (chopped), and ½ cup water to a blender.
  • Next, blend until smooth.
  • Then, tansfer the paste to a glass bowl.
  • Next, stir in lime juice, roasted cumin powder, asafetida (hing), black salt, regular salt, ground black pepper, granulated sugar, dry mango powder, and tamarind paste.
  • Add the remaining 3 and ½ cups of water and stir well.
  • Check for salt, lemon juice, and tamarind paste, and add more if needed.
  • Next, refrigerate it for 3-4 hours for the flavors to come together.
  • Pour the Jaljeera into serving glasses. Add a few ice cubes and serve chilled.

Watermelon and Ginger cooler

  • Firstly, add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Next, pass the cooler through a sieve.
  • Pour in serving glasses.
  • Then, top with more ice.
  • Garnish with mint leaves and severe chilled.

Cucumber and mint cooler

  • Firstly, cut 3-4 very thin slices of a medium English cucumber for garnishing. I used a vegetable peeler and peeled along the length of the cucumber to get thin long slices. You can also use a sharp knife to cut the slices.,
  • Next, peel the remaining cucumber and chop into small pieces.
  • Then, add the chopped cucumber to a blender along with sugar, mint leaves, and 1 cup of water.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Next, pass the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer. Use a spoon or a spatula to press the pulp and get the maximum liquid out of it. Discard the pulp.
  • Stir in 3 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice, 1 teaspoon black salt, and the remaining 2 cups of water with the cucumber juice.
  • Lastly, add one or two thin slices of cucumber and 3-4 ice cubes to each glass. Pour the drink into the glasses. Garnish the cucumber cooler with a few lime rings and mint leaves. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Summer Coolers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 726 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 1872mg78%
Potassium 617mg18%
Carbohydrates 186g62%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 176g196%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 7927IU159%
Vitamin C 83mg101%
Calcium 123mg12%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Summer Coolers Recipe

Ingredients

Badam Sharbat 

  • 250 grams Badam or Almonds
  • 7 ½ cups water
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 2 tsps cardamom powder
  • 3 cups sugar
  • Milk (as per requirement )

Jal Jeera coolers

  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves 
  • ½ inch ginger
  • 2 tsp lime juice 
  • ½ tsp roasted cumin powder 
  • ¼ tsp asafetida
  • 2 tsp black salt
  • ¼ tsp regular salt 
  • ¼ tsp black pepper 
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar 
  • 2 tsp dry mango powder 
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste 
  • 4 cups chilled water 

Watermelon and Ginger coolers

  • 4 cups watermelon 
  • 2 tsp ginger 
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar 
  • ½ cups ice cubes 

Cucumber and mint coolers

  • 1-2 cucumber pieces 
  • 3 tbsp sugar 
  • 6-8 mint leaves 
  • 3 tbsps lime juice 
  • 1 tsp black salt 
  • 3 cups chilled water 
  • ice cubes (as needed )
  • cucumber and mint leaves (for garnish )

Instructions

Badam Sharbat 

  • Firstly, Rinse almonds with water and soak them in 3 cups of cold water for 8-10 hours.
  • Next, drain the water and rinse the almonds once again and remove their skin.
  • Then, add the peeled almonds to a blender along with 1 and ½ cups of water and also some saffron strands and blend to make a smooth paste.
  • Now, add 6 cups of water along with almond paste to a large pot and heat over medium heat, stirring frequently to avoid scorching the bottom of the pan.
  • Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and cook for 12-15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Next, add sugar and cook for another 5 minutes. Add cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Then, remove the pan from the heat. The badam sharbat concentrate is ready.
  • Now, let it cool completely and then store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 7 days or freeze for up to 6 months.
  • Now, to make the sharbat, add ½ cup of concentrate to a tall glass. Top the glass with chilled milk, add a few ice cubes and stir well. Serve chilled.
  • In winter, you can add the concentrate to hot milk and sip it hot.

Jaljeera coolers

  • Firstly, to make refreshing jaljeera coolers, add mint leaves, cilantro (coriander), ginger (chopped), and also ½ cup of water to a blender.
  • Next, blend until smooth.
  • Then, tansfer the paste to a glass bowl.
  • Now, stir in lime juice, roasted cumin powder, asafetida (hing), black salt, regular salt, ground black pepper, granulated sugar, dry mango powder, and also some tamarind paste.
  • Add the remaining 3 and ½ cups of water and stir well.
  • Check for salt, lemon juice, and tamarind paste, and add more if needed.
  • Now, refrigerate it for 3-4 hours for the flavours to come together.
  • Pour the Jaljeera into serving glasses. Add a few ice cubes and serve chilled.

Watermelon and Ginger cooler 

  • Firstly, to make refreshing watermelon coolers, add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Now, pass the cooler through a sieve.
  • Pour in serving glasses.
  • Then, top with more ice.
  • Garnish with mint leaves and severe chilled.

Cucumber and mint cooler 

  • Firstly, cut 3-4 very thin slices of a medium English cucumber for garnishing. I used a vegetable peeler and peeled along the length of the cucumber to get thin long slices. You can also use a sharp knife to cut the slices.,
  • Next, peel the remaining cucumber and chop into small pieces.
  • Then, add the chopped cucumber to a blender along with sugar, mint leaves, and 1 cup of water.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Next, pass the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer. Use a spoon or a spatula to press the pulp and get the maximum liquid out of it. Discard the pulp.
  • Stir in 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, 1 teaspoon black salt, and also the remaining 2 cups of water with the cucumber juice.
  • Lastly, add one or two thin slices of cucumber and 3-4 ice cubes to each glass. Pour the drink into the glasses. Garnish the cucumber cooler with a few lime rings and also some mint leaves. Serve the refreshing cooler immediately.

Tips and Conclusion

Tips for making Jaljeera

Add a little ginger while blending, it gives a nice taste to the cooler. Meanwhile, you can replace mint with basil or rosemary leaves and you can also replace sugar with salt to make this drink savoury. You can easily double or triple this recipe if you are planning to prepare it for a large crowd. Boozy – You can also add a splash of vodka, white rum, gin, or tequila to the cooler. Coconut water – Replace regular water with coconut water for a healthier drink however, me mindful of the quantity. Instead of water, sparkling water club soda can also be used.

Tips for making Bandam Sharbat

Use whole milk (full-fat milk) for the creamy texture. However, to make it healthier, use low-fat or skim milk. To make it vegan, you can also use plant-based milk like oat, soy, almond, or coconut milk. You can also add melon seeds with almonds to make it creamier.

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