4 Summer Recipes, Slushies or Frozen Drinks with Indian Flavors

Love eating gola (shaved ice) but worried about the quality of ice or syrups being used by local gola walas? Why not try these slushie recipes to make frozen drinks at home using your own ice and some fun desi ingredients that are super hydrating for summer…

Toddlers and younger kids tend to find only ice too cold to handle but melted ice they manage alright. Plus they make a mess eating a gola and cleaning up after them can be a pain. So I prefer giving Devansh slushies at home. I like to eat the crushed ice from the slushie as fast as I can before the ice melts, Devansh prefers to let the ice melt first and then slurp it up. My slushie recipes use desi ingredients which are good for summer, kokum (Gracinia indica if you please 🙂 ), watermelon, and jal jeera. Have also used Kala Khatta, simply for the gola-wali feeling. I just love kala khatta gola, so it had to be made. 😀 Now without further ado here are 4 simple slushie recipes that kids and grownups can both enjoy in this scorching heat.

Slushie Recipe: Kokum

Kokum Slushie

Kokum Slushie Recipe

Kokum slushie, you can say a fun cousin of the healthy kokum sherbet, to cope with the scorching summer heat. Summer calls for trying this Kokum Slushie Recipe for sure.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 person

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp kokam extract
  • 2 tbsp sugar syrup
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 2 and half cup ice cubes

Instructions

  • Mix kokam extract, sugar syrup, jeera powder, and salt in a bowl.
  • Put ice cubes in a mixer, add the kokum mixture, and blend till ice is crushed.
  • Transfer to a glass and serve. (I added chopped pieces of dried kokum on top.)

Notes

  • You can use kokum syrup instead of kokum extract if you have that at home. You will need to add less or no sugar syrup in that case since the kokum syrup will have some sugar in it.
  • You can use powdered sugar instead of sugar syrup.
  • Avoid serving slushies in plastic cups as plastic leaches harmful chemicals when heated or frozen.

Slushie Recipe: Watermelon

Watermelon Slushie

Watermelon Slushie Recipe

Watermelon Slushie Recipe of an icy drink to enjoy hydrating watermelon during soaring temperatures. Perfect cooling drink.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 1 person

Ingredients

  • Approx 2 and half cup watermelon pieces
  • Approx 2-3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp kala namak himalayan black salt

Instructions

  • Add frozen pieces of watermelon, lemon juice, and black salt in a mixer.
  • Blend until the watermelon pieces are crushed.
  • Transfer to a glass and serve immediately.

Notes

  • You can add sugar syrup or powdered sugar if you don't find the slushie sweet enough.
  • If you are making the slushie for toddlers or younger kids you may need to take out all the seeds carefully before you freeze the watermelon pieces. Else, it's alright if some watermelon seeds remain in the slushie.
  • Avoid serving slushies in plastic cups as plastic leaches harmful chemicals when heated or frozen.

Slushie Recipe: Kala Khatta

Kala Khatta Slushie

Kala Khatta Slushie Recipe

If you like kala khatta gola, then you are sure to love this kala khatta slushie recipe.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1 person

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4th tsp kala namak himalayan black salt
  • 2 tbsp kala khatta syrup
  • Approx 2 and half cup ice cubes

Instructions

  • Mix lemon juice and kala namak in a bowl.
  • Put ice cubes to a mixer.
  • Add lemon juice and kala namak mixture, and kala khatta syrup.
  • Blend till ice is crushed.
  • Transfer to a glass and serve immediately.

Notes

Avoid serving slushies in plastic cups as plastic leaches harmful chemicals when heated or frozen.

Slushie Recipe: Jal Jeera

Jal Jeera Slushie

Jal Jeera Slushie Recipe

Tangy jal jeera can be enjoyed in any weather but it's particularly beneficial in summer. This slushie recipe shows how to make it as an icy drink.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1 person

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp jal jeera masala powder
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon juice half a lemon
  • salt to taste
  • Approx 2 and half cup ice cubes

Instructions

  • Mix jal jeera masala, lemon juice, and salt in one bowl.
  • Put ice cubes in a mixer, and add the jal jeera mixture.
  • Blend till ice is crushed.
  • Transfer to a glass and serve immediately.

Notes

Avoid serving slushies in plastic cups as plastic leaches harmful chemicals when heated or frozen.

You can view some more summery drinks recipes here.

This post was last modified on April 17, 2019 7:15 pm

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