40 of Our Best Coolers for Summer Heat Waves | Drinks for Seriously Hot Weather

Locquat Sweet Lassi

In heatwave conditions there is nothing like something cool and refreshing to drink and to help to keep our liquid intake at good levels. My routine each morning is to make our juice, tea or infusion (to be iced), coolers, iced coffee or lassi drinks ready for the day. Our afternoon tea, in the hottest part of the day, is usually in the shade of trees (if the temperature allows) or in the air conditioned kitchen by the large windows. Sipping something cool or icy on these days is heaven.

Many of our hot teas and infusions are perfect in Summer when iced. Just adjust the recipe to infuse, cool, then refrigerate. Use spices or herbs for iced infusions.

Enjoy these recipes, they just might inspire you and change the way that you think about cooling drinks on hot days.

Similar recipes include Orange Based Juices, and Unusual Home Made Juices.

Summer Cold Drinks

Icy Coolers

Tamarind Summer Cooler

Tamarind Summer Cooler

Pandan Cooler

Kewra Sherbet | Pandan Cooler

Ginger Cooler

Ginger Cooler

Jal Jeera

Jal Jeera

Panaka

Panakam

Gin and Tonic with Chilli

Gin and Tonic with Chilli

Juices and Fruit Drinks

Roasted Mango Drink

Roasted Mango Drink

Zucchini Juice

Fruit Juice with Zucchinis

Watermelon Juice with Mint and Ginger

Watermelon Juice with Mint and Ginger

Barley Water

Barley Water

Lassi Drinks

Loquat Lassi

Locquat Sweet Lassi

Rose Lassi

Rose Lassi

Banana and Berry Lassi

Banana and Berry Lassi | Smoothie

Strawberry and Peach Lassi with Basil

Peach and Strawberry Lassi

Black Grape Lassi

Sweet Black Grape Lassi |Drinks | Yoghurt | Vegetarian | A Life Time of Cooking

Strawberry Lassi

Strawberry Lassi | Indian Yoghurt Drink | Summer | Life Time Cooking

Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi

Sweet and Tangy Lassi

Sweet and Tangy Lassi | Indian Yoghurt Drink | Summer | Life Time Cooking

Sweet Lassi

Sweet and Tangy Lassi | Indian Yoghurt Drink | Summer | Life Time Cooking

Cucumber Lassi

Cucumber Lassi | Indian Savoury Yoghurt Drink | Summer | A Life Time of Cooking

Tomato Lassi

Tomato Salt Lassi | Indian Savoury Yoghurt Drink | Vegetarian | A Life Time of Cooking

Salt Lassi

Salt Lassi with Chilli and Green Coriander | Indian Savoury Yoghurt Drink | Vegetarian | A Life Time of Cooking

Jeera Lassi

Jeera Lassi | Cumin Yoghurt Drink | Vegetarian | A Life Time of Cooking

Chilli and Coriander Salt Lassi

Salt Lassi with Chilli and Green Coriander | Indian Savoury Yoghurt Drink | Vegetarian | A Life Time of Cooking

Lassi Khara

Khara Lassi | Neer More | Indian Yoghurt Drink | Vegetarian | A Life Time of Cooking

Ayran

Ayran and Doogh

 

Iced Teas and Infusions

These teas are often made hot, but in Summer weather, infuse them then cool in the fridge and serve over ice.

Iced Tulsi Tea

Tulsi ka Sherbet | Iced Tulsi Tea

Tulsi, Mint and Lemon Verbena Iced Tea

Tulsi ka Sherbet | Iced Tulsi Tea

Green Tea, Mint, Ginger, Apple Juice and Strawberry Cooler

Green Tea, Apple and Strawberry Juice, and Ginger Cooler

Ginger Root and Turmeric Tea

Make the tea, cool it then refrigerate. Serve over ice.

Ginger Root and Turmeric Tea

Cardamom, Cinnamon and Clove Tea

Make the tea, cool it then refrigerate. Serve over ice.

Cardamom, Coriander and Fennel Herbal Tea

Cumin, Coriander and Ginger Tea

Make the tea, cool it then refrigerate. Serve over ice.

Coriander and Ginger Tea

Cardamom, Coriander and Fennel Tea

Make the tea, cool it then refrigerate. Serve over ice.

CFF Tea | Cumin, Coriander and Fennel Tea for a Spring Detox

Mint and Lemon Verbena Tea

Make the tea, cool it then refrigerate. Serve over ice.

Mint and Lemon Verbena Tea

Lemon Verbena and Lavender Tea

Make the tea, cool it then refrigerate. Serve over ice.

Lavender and Lemon Verbena Herbal Tea | Autumn

Ginger and Lemongrass Tea

Make the tea, cool it then refrigerate. Serve over ice.

Ginger and Lemongrass Tea

Dried Lime Tea

Make the tea, cool it then refrigerate. Serve over ice.

Dried Limes for Herbal Tea

Cranberry Tea with Fennel, Cardamom and Coriander

Make the tea, cool it then refrigerate. Serve over ice.

Cranberry Tea

Ginger and Tulsi Tea

Make the tea, cool it then refrigerate. Serve over ice.

Tulsi Karha Tea with Spices

Saffron Spiced Tea

Make the tea, cool it then refrigerate. Serve over ice.

Saffron and Rosebud Tea

Cardamom Spiced Iced Coffee

Make the coffee, cool it then refrigerate. Serve over ice or icecream.

Cardamom Pods

Iced Coffee

Take a tspn instant coffee, and in a jug, muddle it with 1.5 tspn sugar and 2 tspn hot water. Continue to beat until it is a creamy and frothy mixture. Add 1 cup cold milk and mix or blend. Serve over ice cubes.

Iced Tea

In a teapot or small jug, pour 0.25 cup boiling water over 1 tspn tea leaves and seep for 5 mins. Strain, then add 2 tspn sugar and stir to dissolve.

Add 0.5 cup ice cold water and stir well. Add a good squeeze of lemon juice. Serve over ice in a tall glass with a slice of lemon and sprig of mint.

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