With Holi quickly approaching, it’s the perfect occasion to celebrate with your loved ones. And what better way to add some fun and flavour to this colourful festival than indulging in some delicious and refreshing drinks?
Lassi is a refreshing and creamy yoghurt-based drink that is perfect for festivals like Holi. It is made by blending dahi with water, sugar, and other flavourings like cardamom or mango, or plain chaach with the same ingredients. You can also add a pinch of saffron to give it an extra special touch. Serve it chilled with a sprig of mint for a delightful and flavorful drink.
Thandai is a traditional Indian drink that is made with a combination of milk, nuts, and spices. This milk-based drink is traditionally consumed during Holi. To make thandai, soak almonds, cashews, and pistachios overnight, then blend them with milk, sugar, saffron, and other spices such as cardamom and black pepper. Chill the mixture and serve it with ice cubes for a refreshing beverage.
Rabri is a creamy dessert that is made by boiling milk until it thickens. Some ingredients like sugar, cardamom and saffron are added to the milk while it is being reduced. This rich dessert
can be served hot or chilled and is a favourite among Holi celebrants.
Ras Malai is a popular dessert that originated in West Bengal. It’s made by kneading paneer into small balls and then simmering them in sweetened milk syrup until they expand and become spongy. The milk is flavoured with cardamom and saffron and garnished with chopped nuts. Ras Malai is enough to mesmerize your taste buds with its delicious taste.
Kulfi is a frozen dessert that is similar to ice cream but has a denser texture and a more intense flavour. It’s made by cooking sweetened and flavoured milk until it reduces and thickens. The mixture is then poured into small moulds and frozen until it sets. Kulfi comes in a variety of flavours such as pistachio, rose, and mango and is a perfect way to cool down during the Holi festivities.
Badam milk is a rich and creamy drink that is made by blending almonds, milk, and sugar. To make it, soak almonds in water overnight, then peel them and blend them with milk and sugar until smooth, and add a touch of saffron for flavour. It is a healthier and more natural alternative to packaged drinks, tea, coffee, and carbonated beverages. Whether enjoyed hot or cold, Badam Milk is not only delicious but also nutritious, making it an excellent beverage choice.
Milk-based drinks and desserts play an essential role in adding to the celebratory ambience. Whether it’s the invigorating Thandai or the scrumptious Kulfi, these treats are not only refreshing on a hot day but also provide a healthy dose of nutrients to fuel you through the day’s events. With their rich and creamy texture and irresistible flavours, these delicacies are sure to satiate your sweet tooth cravings. So, this Holi, seize the opportunity to savour these delectable milk-based drinks and desserts with your loved ones and make your celebrations even more joyous and unforgettable