Top 12 Healthy Summer Drinks in India

Hot summer days are the time to explore healthy summer drinks in India. With astonishing taste and refreshing flavours, you will find the following drinks beneficial for your kids and other family members.

Here is the list of 12 healthy summer drinks that you can try this summer and make your summertime, healthy and fun-time. These drinks are easy to make, and the ingredients are easily accessible all across India.

We have listed the best healthy summer drinks from all across India.

Try these drinks and comment down below your favorite drink in the comment section down below.


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12 Healthy Summer Drinks

1. Kokum Sharbat

kokum Sharbat

Kokum Sharbat is one of the most famous and healthy summer drinks in India. It is especially prevalent in South India where the summer temperature is very high.

Along with being a tasty summer drink, Kokum Sharbat is also an ayurvedic medicine which is known to cure your throat infection, stomach, constipation and diarrhoea.

You will also find that Kokum is a rich source of vitamin B, vitamin c antibacterial and antioxidant properties.

How To Make Kokum Sharbat?

  • Ingredients-   Fresh Kokum or Dried Kokum, Water, Cumin Powder, Sugar or Jaggery Powder, Black Salt.

    1. Soak 200gm dry Kokum in 4 cup water for 1-2 hour.
    2. After that, mash them and then strain them nicely.
    3. Now take the Kokum and put it in a pan. Put 100g sugar, 1-spoon roasted cumin powder, 1-spoon cardamom powder, black salt and regular salt according to your taste.
    4. Add clean water to the pan and let it boil.
    5. After 5-min, remove the pan from the heat and let it cool down. Strain the mixture and store it in a glass bottle.

    To make sharbat, take the mixture from the bottle into a glass, add a glass of water and your Kokum Sharbat is ready.

2. Paan Gulkand Sharbat


Paan leaves are the most commonly found and consumed as mouth fresheners all across India. The taste of these leaves in the form of sharbat is delicious and healthy during this summertime.

If you are not a diabetic patient, you can also add Gulkand, which is made of the rose leaves to add sweetness. Paan leaves are very healthy if you consume them in a limited quantity.

They are very beneficial for your digestion, cure constipation, and reduce respiratory issues.

How to make Paan Gulkand Sharbat?

  • Ingredients – Paan leaves, Gulkand, Almond and Regular Milk.

    1. Take 8-9 Paan leaves and soak them in water for some time. Put them in a blender and add some water.
    2. Add almond milk or regular milk with the paan leaves and stir them well in the mixture. 
    3. Now add Gulkand for the sweetness. To improve your flavours, you can also add crushed dry fruits on the top of the sharbat.
    4. You can either let it cool in the refrigerator or use cold milk or ice cubes.

3. Piyush

piyush Summer drink

Piyush is a Maharashtrian based summer drink which is composed of Curd/buttermilk. During the hot summer days, when you feel hungry and also want to consume something cool, Piyush is a perfect drink for you.

It is easy to make, has a variety of flavours and can also be used to quench your thirst during fasting.

How To make Piyush?

  • Ingredients – Saffron, Curd, Milk, Shrikhand.

    1. Add Saffron in hot milk and stir it well. Allow it to cool.
    2. Mix curd, milk, saffron-infused milk, Shrikhand, cardamom powder nutmeg powder and sugar or honey
    3. Now with a hand grinder or Madani blend this mixer until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
    4. Now let it put the Piyush in the fridge and drink it while it is chilling.

4. Bel ka Sharbat

bel sherbat

Bila, also known as “Wooden Apple” is a native fruit to India and Bangladesh. During the time of summer, you can try the Juice made from the pulp of this fruit.

It is one of the most healthy summer drinks in India, as along with the delightful taste, it serves various health benefits. Some of the advantages of this fruit are, it is fit for your digestion, healthy for your heart, purifies your blood, boosts your immunity and gives you instant energy.

During this hot climate, you must try Bel Juice

How to make bel ka sharbat or wood apple juice?

    1. Take bel or wood apple and wash gently with plain water.
    2. Now break the bel or wood apple with a rolling pin, mortar and pestle set or with anything.
    3. After breaking it, scoop out soft pulp into a pan or any vessel and add water into it to soak pulp of bel for 30-40 mins.
    4. Now mash the pulp with water and strain well afterwards.
    5. Add black salt, cumin powder and sugar or jaggery powder into it.
    6. Store in the fridge and serve chilled.

      Ingredients – Wood Apple, Water, Sugar or Jaggery, Cumin powder and Black Salt.

5. Mint Juice


Mint is one of the oldest known herbs all across the world. Especially in India, the flavours of mint are rooted in our diet. With Pudina Chatni and other flavoured dishes like Raita, mints hold an important place in Indian culture.

Now you can also try Mint Juice as a healthy summer drink. Mint also has various health benefits such as-

  • It detoxifies your body.
  • Improve your digestion.
  • Mint is a good source of Vitamin C, B and Calcium.

During this summertime, you must try this Mint Juice as it is tasty as well as easy to make.

How To Make Mint Juice at Home?

  • Ingredients – Mint leaves, Cumin Powder, Black Salt and Water.

    1. Take 2 cups of mint leaves and wash them with the water.
    2. Add jaggery or sugar as per your taste, half cup water, half spoon black salt, and 1.5 spoon jeera powder and blend them in the blender.
    3. Strain the mixture. Take 1/4 of the Mint Juice and add 3/4 of water.
    4. Add ice cubes and drink it while it’s chilled.

6. Imli ka Amlana

imli juice

Imli is an exceptional fruit with distinctive taste and flavour. It enhances the taste and gives you a refreshing boost of energy in the hot summer days.

Due to the tangy taste, you will find yourself enjoying these and gaining the benefits of the juice as well. This juice gives cooling to your eyes, controls diabetes, increases your metabolism and helps you lose weight.

You can easily find the ingredients and follow the steps to make one the tastiest summer drink in India.

    1. Soak tamarind into hot water for 30-40 mins.
    2. Take soaked tamarind, remove seeds and grind them to make tamarind pulp.
    3. After grinding sieve the mixture and add 3-4 cups of water and stir it.
    4. Add black salt, powdered sugar or jaggery powder, cumin powder, cardamom powder(optional) and mint leaves or dried mint leaves powder into it.
    5. Put into the fridge and serve chilled. 

      Ingredients- Tamarind, Water, Black Salt, Sugar or Jaggery powder, Mint leaves and Cumin powder.


    1. You can store it for 2-3 days in the fridge
    2. Don’t use readymade tamarind pulp as it contains oil

7. Aam Panna


Aam Panna is a delightful and popular summer drink in India. It is among the tangy beverages which taste sweet, salty and sour at the same time. Moreover, the process of preparing Aam Panna can vary from person to person according to their choice.

You might also love this drink because of the health benefits it brings to you along with the taste. Aam Panna is beneficial for your digestion, it helps fight diabetes, reduces depression, and prevents cancer.

Learn to prepare Aam Panna and share your ideas in the comment below.

  • Ingredients-  Raw Mangoes, Sugar or Jaggery, Cumin powder, Black Salt, Asafoetida, Mint Leaves and Water.
      1. Take raw mangoes to make Panna as they are tangy in taste. If mangoes don’t taste tangy add lemon juice to it.
      2. You can boil, pressure cook or roast mangoes to make them soft and pulpy.
      3. You can peel the skin of mangoes or also could cook with the peel.
      4. Peeling mangoes makes the task simple.
      5. After cooking mangoes, mash them to make pulp and strain it.
      6. Now add salt, sugar or jaggery powder, cumin powder, and chopped mint leaves or dried mint leaves powder.
      7. You can also add Tadka of asafoetida(Hing), cumin(Jeera) to it.
      8. Store in the fridge and serve chilled.

8. Sattu ka Sharbat


Sattu Sharbat is a popular summer drink in North India. Especially in the states of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Sattu powder is made with roasted Black Channa. This sharbat has cooling properties, which makes it one of the best summer beverages to drink all across the country.

Moreover, this drink is a healthy remedy to cure weak digestion, gain nutrients, and improve the health of the skin

  • Ingredient – Roasted Black Chickpea( Chana) Flour, Sugar or Jaggery Powder, Water

    1. Take roasted black chickpea flour or black chana flour.
    2. Add flour into chilled water.
    3. Now add jaggery powder or sugar, black salt and serve chilled.

9. Khus Sharbat


Khus ka Sharbat is one of the most cooling beverages for you to try in India. It is sweet and thick, green colour syrup. Khus is an age-old remedy to hydrate your body and make you feel pleasant during summer times.a

Along with the sweet taste and ability to quench your thirst quickly, Khus Sharat has various other health benefits as well. Some of these are-

  • It improves blood circulation
  • Reduces Redness in the eyes
  • Boost immunity and protect your organs and tissue
  • Prevent dehydration
  • Ingredients- Khus grass or vetiver, sugar or jaggery and water.

    1. Remove the roots(optional) from the grass and wash them well.
    2. Chop them and soak into water for 12 hours.
    3. Now collect the water and discard khus grass.
    4. Add sugar or jaggery into it and cook for a few minutes and stir well to dissolve sugar or jaggery powder.
    5. Turn off the flame after it comes at a boiling point and continues boiling afterwards for 2-3 minutes. The syrup should be sticky and slightly thick.
    6. The khus syrup is ready. Strain and store in a glass bottle or jar.
    7. Take some amount of syrup and add water into it and khus juice is ready.

    Note- Readymade Khus syrup available in the market has chemicals into it due to this it comes out in green colour.

10. Ginger pineapple spritzer

Ginger Pineapple Squash

A Spritzer is a carbonated drink made with the help of plain soda, fruits and other added ingredients according to your own choice. They are refreshing and are much healthier than the artificially flavoured drinks in the market.

Especially Pineapple Ginger Spritzer is among the most popular drinks in the summer. Pineapple is beneficial for your stomach, prevents the chances of blood coating, helps in the cure of throat infection, and it is a natural source of vitamin C and B1.

  • Ingredients- Pineapple, Ginger, Carbonate Water.

    1. Take pineapple juice and add ginger into it. Store them for 3 hours- 6 hours in a fridge.
    2. Strain pineapple juice after that and discard ginger.
    3. Take a glass, add a few ice cubes(optional) and carbonate water (plain soda)into pineapple juice and serve chilled

11. Orange Lemon Squash


Orange and lemon are two of the most enriched vitamin fruits for summer. The tangy taste makes it one of the most loved drinks among the kids. During summertime, you must try this healthy summer drink to quench thirst.

As you know, orange and lemon are natural for the source of vitamin c, potassium, and magnesium. They are also antioxidant fruits which help the recovery of your muscles.

It is the perfect drink for kids and adults during hot summer times.

  • Ingredients- Orange, Lemon, Water, Sugar Syrup, Potassium Metabisulphite.

    1. Take oranges and peel them off and make orange juice.
    2. Strain it and add lemon juice into it and stir quickly.
    3. Add juice into the sugar syrup instantly so that juice doesn’t become bitter.
    4. Add a very small quantity of  Potassium Metabisulphite and stir till it dissolves.
    5. Store into a glass jar and serve chilled.

12. Watermelon Juice


Orange and lemon are two of the most enriched vitamin fruits for summer. The tangy taste makes it one of the most loved drinks among the kids. During summertime, you must try this healthy summer drink to quench thirst.

As you know, orange and lemon are natural for the source of vitamin c, potassium, and magnesium. They are also antioxidant fruits which help the recovery of your muscles.

It is the perfect drink for kids and adults during hot summer times.

  • Ingredients- Watermelon and Black salt.

    1. Cut watermelon pieces and grind them well.
    2. Strain the juice and add black salt.
    3. Serve chilled

These all are the top 12 healthy summer drinks in India that you must try. They will provide the energy to fight the heat and keep your body hydrated.

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