Paan or betel leaves have been long used in India and considered auspicious. They are used in the Hindu religion for most rituals and pooja. Combined with other ingredients like gulkand, katha, saunf and mouth freshener, etc, they are very famous after meals and sold in large numbers on numerous corner paan shops all over India. As Indians most of us would have had a paan sometime or the other, so why not use very similar ingredients to make a mocktail? For sure this would be one authentic beverage that would be impossible to find outside of India, even within India there are very few places serving this. Gulkand and Paan Cooler are just that, easy and simple to make with ingredients you can find on any corner paan shop. Next time you are having guests at home, definitely give this a try and I’m sure everybody would love it and would want more. Here is the step-by-step recipe for Gulkand and Paan Cooler which you can use to impress them. Enjoy!
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- Paan (betel) leaves – 6
- Gulkand – 4 tbsp
- Vanilla ice cream – 1 cup
- Soda water – 400 ml
Method of Preparation
Making time: 10 min.
- Blend paan leaves, gulkand and ice cream in a blender to make a smooth paste.
- Add soda water and stir gently.
- Strain the mixture to remove any large pieces.
- Pour in glasses and serve immediately.
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