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Icy cool Beat the heat with cool drinks
Icy cool Beat the heat with cool drinks

Summer is here and a cool drink is certainly inviting. Try these not-so-common drinks

Oooh! It’s hot, real hot and you yearn for something cold to drink, the minute you have downed one glass. So, for the young and the old , here are some mouth-watering recipes to satisfy your taste buds. Make these drinks with character and extra pep. See that you have these things in the fridge always: Frozen milk, melted gelatine, pineapple or orange jelly, powdered sugar and ice cubes.

Mocha shake

Frozen milk: 250 ml

Cocoa powder: 3 teaspoons full

Instant coffee powder: 1 heaped teaspoon

Cold milk: 50ml

Vanilla essence: 1and a half teaspoon

Ice cubes: 8-10pieces

Sugar: 4-5 heaped tablespoons or as desired

Method

Break frozen milk into pieces using a knife. Put into a blender, add the remaining ingredients, taking care to add the ice cubes last. Blend till you get a smooth creamy shake. Serves four glasses.

Cool Custard shake To prepare the custard

Milk: 250ml

Custard powder: 2 teaspoons

Sugar to taste

Boil milk and sugar, reduce the flame and add custard powder dissolved in some water in a slow stream. Cook for one minute till the mixture turns thick, remove from fire, cool , and freeze. This should be done in advance.

To prepare the shake

Frozen custard: 250ml

Sugar: 2-3 tablespoons

Pineapple jelly: 3--4 heaped tablespoons

Melted gelatine: 1 teaspoon

Vanilla essence: 1 teaspoon

Ice cubes: 10 - 12

Milk: 50 ml

Method

Mix the custard in a blender. Add the rest of the ingredients and milk. Blend slowly till you get a thick creamy drink. The gelatine holds the froth in place. Carefully spoon into glasses. Each glass should have some of the froth. Serves four.

NAJUMA RAHIM

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