refreshing summer drinks

Cold coffee with ice cream

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Summer is upon us already, and by now most of us have switched over to drinking iced drinks. So why not try cold coffee instead of hot coffee.Try this refreshing iced and Cold Coffee to Beat the Heat. Its quick and easy to prepare at home.You can even serve your guest with cold coffee instead of hot tea/coffee this summer.
Enjoy the cold drinks and do leave your valuable feedback in the comment box.


Preparation Time : 10 mins
Serves : 3

Ingredients:

2 tbsp Instant Coffee powder
1 tbsp cocoa powder
4 tbsp Sugar
2 Cold Milk – 3 cup
1 or 2 ice cubes
2 to 3 ice cream scoops
Chocolate syrup as needed
3 tbsp Hot water

Directions || How to prepare Cold coffee

In a small bowl mix hot water with coffee powder and mix well.Let it cool down.

In a mixer add a cocoa powder ,coffee mixture,sugar and then put in milk, ice cubes and blend until creamy.

Take a glass, drizzle with chocolate syrup to create a pattern.

Pour this in a glass and you can add a scoop of icecream over it and drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Serve chilled.

Beat the Heat .. cool refreshing summer drinks

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Nothing beats the heat like a tall, refreshing glass of ice-cold smoothie or milkshakes on a hot summer day. Here are some cool non-alcoholic summer drinks the whole family will love.

These refreshing summer drinks are fruit-filled, kid-friendly and adult-pleasing – take your pick!

Cold coffee with ice cream

 

Summer is upon us already, and by now most of us have switched over to drinking iced drinks. So why not try cold coffee instead of hot coffee.Try this refreshing iced and Cold Coffee to Beat the Heat.

 

Its quick and easy to prepare at home.You can even serve your guest with cold coffee instead of hot tea/coffee this summer. click here for recipe

 


 

Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberries start to ripen as early as March, you can get the juicy red berries fresh as late as October, making summer the perfect season for the most popular berry in the world.

Many people eat strawberries on ice cream, or dip them in sugar. Check out this soothing and refreshing healthy Strawberry smoothie to recharge your energy levels.. Click here for recipe.

 


 

 

Watermelon Slush 

 

A watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 91% water.As with many other fruits, it is a good source of vitamin C and is low in fat.Its a cook and refreshing juice best to beat the summer heat.

Try this recipe for sure. Click here for recipe

 


Kiwi Banana Smoothie

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Having Kiwi fruit has many health benefits in the month of Ramadan since fasting can also lead to increased acidity levels, which might lead to indigestion.The actinidin contained in kiwi fruits can also help aid in the digestion of foods that are of dairy, meat and legume source hence I prefer to have this fruit but normally they are little sour in taste , so I don’t enjoy them much. Yesterday I found the Kiwi’s at home were little ripe.I just didn’t wanted to discard them off , I thought of preparing its milkshake but with Banana and to my surprise I discovered Kiwi and bananas go together very well.

So If you have super-ripe and sweet bananas that are either fresh or frozen and your Kiwis have ripened so that they are quite sweet too, instead of super-tangy, then combine the two together in a blender this is what you get – a truly healthy sweet milkshake .. Click here for recipe..


Fruit Milkshakes

Mango smoothieWatermelon mint juiceStrawberry Milkshake

 

Kiwi Banana Smoothie

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DSC_6378Having Kiwi fruit has many health benefits in the month of Ramadan since fasting can also lead to increased acidity levels, which might lead to indigestion.The actinidin contained in kiwi fruits can also help aid in the digestion of foods that are of dairy, meat and legume source hence I prefer to have this fruit but normally they are little sour in taste , so I don’t enjoy them much. Yesterday I found the Kiwi’s at home were little ripe.I just didn’t wanted to discard them off , I thought of preparing its milkshake but with Banana and to my surprise I discovered Kiwi and bananas go together very well.

So If you have super-ripe and sweet bananas that are either fresh or frozen and your Kiwis have ripened so that they are quite sweet too, instead of super-tangy, then combine the two together in a blender this is what you get – a truly healthy sweet milkshake
It was already sweet that I didn’t have to add any sugar at all and that’s how good it is. Do yourself a treat and make this milkshake today!

Ingredients

1 cup Milk
2 Kiwis (preferably ripe and sweet – but if you slightly tangy Kiwis, they’re fine too!)
2 Bananas (ripe – fresh)
1 cup crushed Ice
1 tbsp honey

Optional ingredients.

1/3 cup yogurt(for smoothie)
Sugar, to taste

Directions || How to prepare Kiwi-Banana milkshake

Cut the kiwi and banana into small pieces and add it in a blender.

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Then add 1 tbsp of honey to it.

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Blend them together to form a puree well.

Then add 1 cup of milk,crushed ice and a little sugar as per the sweetness desired and just blend.

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Ta -dan .. your healthy Kiwi-banana Milkshake ready . Serve immediately and Enjoy !!

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Note : If you need to prepare a smoothie of it , just add 1/3 cup of yogurt and just give it a blend. Your delicious smoothie ready !!!

Watermelon slush (watermelon and mint juice)

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A watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 91% water.As with many other fruits, it is a good source of vitamin C and is low in fat.Its a cook and refreshing juice best to beat the summer heat. Try this recipe for sure. 

Prep time: 10 mins

Cooking time: Nil

Serves : 4

Ingredients

1 medium size watermelon, peeled, deseeded and chopped

1 or 2 tbsp mint leaves/pudina

1 tbsp lemon juice

black salt as required

ice cubes (optional)

Direction | How to prepare watermelon mint juice

Add all the watermelon,lemon juice  and mint leaves in a blender , please do not add water to it.

Blend it well.Pour the watermelon juice in tall glasses and sprinkle some black salt from top.

Add few ice cubes if required.

Garnish watermelon juice with some mint leaves and serve it cool.

Strawberry Smoothie

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Strawberries start to ripen as early as March, you can get the juicy red berries fresh as late as October, making summer the perfect season for the most popular berry in the world.

Many people eat strawberries on ice cream, or dip them in sugar. Check out this soothing and refreshing healthy Strawberry smoothie to recharge your energy levels

INGREDIENTS

1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries
2 cup milk

2 tbsp plain yogurt
1/4 cup sugar
8 -10 ice cubes

DIRECTIONS || How to prepare Strawberry smoothie

Rinse the strawberries and then drain them.

Slice off the green leafy part from all the strawberries and then chop the strawberries.

Add the chopped strawberries to a blender jar.

Add 2 cups chilled milk,plain yogurt and add sugar as required.

Blend it together till smooth and creamy.

Pour in tall glasses and serve strawberry smoothie immediately.

Add few ice cubes if required

Tips

you can also add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or strawberry ice cream and have a strawberry ice cream shake.

Desserts

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Desserts

Carrot Halwa Barfi

Gajar halwa is one of the delicious dessert of India which is prepared from carrot and milk.You can add khoya to it , to give it a nice creamy texture. You can enjoy this sweet dish in multiple ways one of it is Barfi. This barfi is very simple recipe – easy, quick and tasty made up of gajar ka halwa. So either you want to entertain your guests or excite your kids , try this Barfi at home.


Simple and quick Oreo pudding

Oreo pudding is quick and easy no-bake desserts , it’s a layer of an Oreo chunks and a whipped cream.
Its a perfect dessert when you need to prepare something really quick. Try this quick,yummy
and delicious dessert and share your experience with us. Read more..


Valentine Strawberry Cup cakes

img-20170213-wa0003Treat your sweetie’s with a Valentine’s Day strawberry heart shaped cup cakes that shows your love from the first bite.Watch step by step how to prepare these healthy but yet yummy cupcakes made with whole wheat flour and pureed strawberries.
Best of all, they are naturally colored and perfectly pink.

Come fall in love with these pinky sweet delicious cup cakes.Read more…


Left over Bread Pudding cake

img_0961Left over bread Pudding cake recipe just clicked my mind this Sunday when i had few leftover sponge cake and breads at home.
My husband and younger one were craving for a dessert and unfortunately i had nothing at home.Borrowing inspiration from classic bread pudding, I tried to experiment something different and this recycled cake idea just turned out to be our new favorite dessert at home.Read more..


Simple Sponge Cake – by my young chef

sponge-cake_dsc6851Simple Sponge cake is so simple to prepare that my elder daughter Nuha wanted to give it a try 🙂
Its just a great, simple, tasty sponge cake that even a baby can whip it with no fuss,my both the little chefs had so much fun.It tastes great with or without icing, and you can serve it with almost anything. the ultimate simple pleasure.Do watch my little chefs making this cake , I am sure you will love and enjoy it 🙂Watch..


Healthy dates(Khajur) nut balls rolled in Pistachio

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Khajur (Date) is the main food consumed in the month of Ramadan. It has many health benefits like dates are easy to digest so they don’t exhaust the fasting person stomach.Dates decrease the great hunger feeling of the fasting person and it also prepares the stomach to receive the food after being inactive through out the day with activating the release of digestive secretions and juices.
Dates protect the fasting person from having constipation as a result of changing meals times or as a result of having low fiber amounts in meals.Read more..


Instant Mango Kulfi

DSC_6351Mango kulfi is a popular Indian ice cream and since its summer time, I am sure we all are enjoying this richest tropical fruit at home.
My kids keeps on demanding everyday for ice creams or kulfi in this hot summer, hence to fulfill their demand I tried out this instant & easy Mango kulfi at home.Read more ..


 Tipsy Pudding

Tipsy Pudding
Tipsy Pudding

Tipsy Pudding , the name itself is catchy and tempting.It is a cake well soaked in fresh cream and served with fresh fruits.A must dessert to try at home, its not only filling but also very beautiful,delicious mindblowing dessert.Read more..


Mango Malai in coconut boat

Mango_malai_in_coconut_boatThe dessert ‘Rasmalai’ is known to have immense popularity not only in India,but also around the world.Rasmalai is also known as roshomalai or rashmalai.
Since Rasmalai and Mango both are my husband’s favorite , i wanted to try something new using the combination of the both.Check out this different mango malai ; served in a coconut boat.Read more..


Shahi Tukda(Rich bread pudding)

Shahi_TukdaShahi Tukda as the name suggests means royal dessert which is nothing but a crisp bread pudding flavored with milk rabri and nuts.
Shahi Tukda is said to be origin of Pakistan , its mostly prepared on Eid Al Adha or Bakrid menu. Shahi Tukda along with biryani is prepared and distributed to the neighbors and friends. Read more…


Muskmelon_milkshakeTry out this one more thirst quenching, juicy, sweet, refreshing drink of summer. click here for recipe

Click here to check out these refreshing drinks


Learn to make Banana Chocolate sundae by my little Chef Nuha

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Kiwi Banana Milkshake

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DSC_6378Having Kiwi fruit has many health benefits in the month of Ramadan since fasting can also lead to increased acidity levels, which might lead to indigestion.The actinidin contained in kiwi fruits can also help aid in the digestion of foods that are of dairy, meat and legume source hence I prefer to have this fruit but normally they are little sour in taste , so I don’t enjoy them much. Yesterday I found the Kiwi’s at home were little ripe.I just didn’t wanted to discard them off , I thought of preparing its milkshake but with Banana and to my surprise I discovered Kiwi and bananas go together very well.

So If you have super-ripe and sweet bananas that are either fresh or frozen and your Kiwis have ripened so that they are quite sweet too, instead of super-tangy, then combine the two together in a blender this is what you get – a truly healthy sweet milkshake
It was already sweet that I didn’t have to add any sugar at all and that’s how good it is. Do yourself a treat and make this milkshake today!

Ingredients

1 cup Milk
2 Kiwis (preferably ripe and sweet – but if you slightly tangy Kiwis, they’re fine too!)
2 Bananas (ripe – fresh)
1 cup crushed Ice
1 tbsp honey

Optional ingredients.

1/3 cup yogurt(for smoothie)
Sugar, to taste

Directions || How to prepare Kiwi-Banana milkshake

Cut the kiwi and banana into small pieces and add it in a blender.

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Then add 1 tbsp of honey to it.

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Blend them together to form a puree well.

Then add 1 cup of milk,crushed ice and a little sugar as per the sweetness desired and just blend.

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Ta -dan .. your healthy Kiwi-banana Milkshake ready . Serve immediately and Enjoy !!

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Note : If you need to prepare a smoothie of it , just add 1/3 cup of yogurt and just give it a blend. Your delicious smoothie ready !!!