5 Lip-Smacking Healthy DIY Summer Drinks To Keep Your Family Hydrated

It’s that time of the year again when the Sun God will show his might and brightness, and the hot, dry summer wind will scorch everyone high and dry. Dehydration becomes a major concern, especially with the little ones, who need to be reminded to drink water from time to time. Packaged juices and milkshakes are not healthy and should be avoided on a daily basis. Do you make Healthy summer drinks at home? No? Well, now you will!

Healthy summer drinks

As a mother, it becomes your prerogative to think of innovative ideas, so that your little ones down that glass of milk or water in one shot without any drama. To make this task easier.

5 Lip-smacking healthy DIY summer drinks to keep your family hydrated:

If you hate using too much sugar for preparing lemonades or any drink during the summer months, then substituting sugar with jaggery is a very easy, convenient, and yummy option. Lemonade is one drink that young and old, both love to sip on during the blistering summer heat. Try this jaggery lemonade this season.

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Jaggery Lemonade

Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks


  • 2-3 tbsp Jaggery powder
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 tsp Roasted jeera powder
  • Black salt as per taste
  • A handful Mint leaves
  • Chilled water


  • Take a glass of water, add the jaggery powder and boil for a couple of minutes.
  • This will help in getting rid of impurities. Let it cool.
  • Once it cools, strain it. Then fill up half a glass with this jaggery water. Squeeze in the lemon juice.
  • Add the roasted jeera powder and black salt as per the taste. Fill up the glass with chilled water. Mix well.
  • Add some ice and mint leaves while serving.
Keyword Healthy drinks, Summer drinks
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Saunf Sherbet

This is an ideal drink for the hot summer months and works well for acidity problems and heartburn. Kids love the taste of saunf.


  • 5 Tbsp Saunf aniseed
  • 2 Tbsp Taal mishri palm candy
  • 5 Tbsp Saunf aniseed
  • Chilled water


  • Wash aniseed and soak it together with palm candy in some water.
  • When the palm candy has almost dissolved in the water, grind the aniseed.
  • This can be served after adding some more water depending on the sweetness of the mixture.
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Jaggery Tukmuriya Sherbet

This is one of the best and the easiest to make coolers for the hot dry summer months. Jaggery is a good substitute for sugar and tukmuriya keeps the stomach cool. Tukmuriya seeds have many beneficial values. It helps in lowering constipation, detoxification and keeps the stomach cool.
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks


  • 50-100 gms Jaggery
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tbsp Tukmuriya sabja or sweet basil


  • Soak the jaggery in water. Once it dissolves, boil the water to remove any impurities.
  • In the meantime soak the tukmuriya seeds in water. Let it cool and then strain it.
  • Fill up half a glass with the jaggery filter water. Squeeze in the juice of one lemon. Add more water to fill the glass.
  • Add the soaked tukmuriya seed and mix well. Serve chilled.
Keyword Healthy drinks, Summer drinks
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Rose Tukmuriya Milkshake

It is easy to make children drink milk during the summer months in the form of various milkshakes. Rose tukmariya milkshake is loaded with its own benefits and also is convincing to the little ones’ tastebuds.


  • One glass chilled milk
  • A scoop of vanilla icecream
  • 1-2 Tbsp Tukmariya seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Rose sherbet
  • Sugar syrup as per taste


  • In a mixer, blend the chilled milk, sugar syrup, and the rose sherbet.
  • For making the shake frothy, add 2-3 ice cubes during blending.
  • Pour into a glass. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and top it up with tukmuriya seeds.

Bottlegourd Milkshake

This milkshake is not only extremely delicious but also has a lot of health benefits. It is a unique combination of milk with a summer vegetable. Bottle gourd is beneficial in keeping the stomach cool.


  • 1 glass Milk
  • 2 tbsp Grated bottle gourd
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 tbsp Rose sherbet
  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds


  • Add the grated bottle gourd in the milk and cook it over a slow flame till the bottle gourd is cooked. Let it cool.
  • Add a tbsp of overnight-water soaked chia seeds to it. Pour it in a glass and mix rose sherbet.
  • This will give a pink color to the milkshake to make it look interesting. Serve chilled.

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5 thoughts on “5 Lip-Smacking Healthy DIY Summer Drinks To Keep Your Family Hydrated”

  1. Wow, these drinks looks amazing. Thank you for sharing about them with us and I would definitely try them. Summers are all about enjoying these refreshing drinks.

  2. Summer refreshing drinks and healthy ones, now these are worth trying.
    Havent heard of tukmariya so thats a new one for me.
    I often make lemon jaggery and saunf sherbet too, rest will sure try.

  3. Wow what a refreshing post. We particularly enjoy jaggery lemonade and saunf sherbet. I occasionally make popsicles out of these drinks. What exactly is Tukmuriya?

  4. Nice recipes, each one of them is really welcome to beat the summer heat. Jaggery Lemonage and Sanf Sherbet sound really nice and healthy without the calories.

  5. I haven’t tried any of these except the jaggery lemonade. I have heard a lot about sauf drink but never tasted it. I like sauf flavor and will be trying it very soon. Tukmariya is chia seeds correct?