If there’s one food that makes summer bearable and keeps our bodies cooler, it’s yogurt. But if you thought summer yogurt was a glass of lassi or buttermilk, these chefs and their yogurt drink recipes will change your mind.
Beat the heat with these yogurt drink recipes
Yogurt drink from Chef Fauzia
This is the easiest yogurt drink recipe you can make at home without the hassle. For a refreshing aroma you need some yogurt, ice, water, sugar and rose water. Add some chopped nuts of your choice to make it more filling, and you’re good to go!
Orange Honey Lassi by Chef Kathy
You must have had enough lassi, but you have to try this sunshine in a glass to know how good a lassi can get. Creamy, tangy and delicious, this yogurt drink recipe from Chef Kathy brings citrusy goodness into the summer. Just mix all the ingredients and adjust the honey to your taste. You can also opt for low-fat Greek yogurt if you’re counting your calories.
Avocado and Kiwi Lassi by Chef Kunal Kapur
If you don’t like the taste of a green smoothie but you still want to stay healthy this summer, this recipe for green yogurt drink is the perfect replacement. Creamy and fruity, get the goodness of guacamole in this glass of lassi. All you need to do is roughly chop some avocado and kiwi, add some yogurt and honey for sweetness and mix them well.
Gulkand Lassi by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor
This extremely cooling yogurt drink recipe is perfect for summers because it’s filling and tastes heavenly. For this recipe you will need gulkand, yogurt, icing sugar, rabdi, green cardamom powder, rose essence, a teaspoon, some blanched and peeled almonds and rose petals for garnish. Mix everything except the garnish, top it off with slivered almonds and rose petals and you’ll have a beautiful drink ready in no time.
Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie from Chef Sanjeev Kapoor
A blend of yogurt, peach and orange juice mixed with pomegranate seeds and blueberry compote, this drink is one of the best things about summer. And it is approved by the famous chef Sanjeev Kapoor. So you can’t go wrong with this drink. It’s full of tasty, exotic fruits.
Dry Fruit Lassi by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor
Another yogurt drink recipe from Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is a chilled sweet lassi packed with dry fruits. With a preparation time of less than five minutes, you can quickly set up this drink when the sweltering heat outside gets too much. You can use any of your favorite dried fruits for this recipe. But you’ll also need some fresh cream, saffron water, and some green cardamom powder to give this drink a punch.
Ayran savory yogurt drink from Chef Sawsan Abu Farha
Who would have thought a yogurt drink recipe could be savory? But this recipe surpasses that and is perfect for days when you don’t feel like something sweet. This is a wonderfully refreshing savory drink made from yogurt that is very popular in the Middle East. This drink also uses whey, the liquid you get from squeezing yogurt. So it is not only refreshing and cooling, but also has health benefits.
Beet Lassi by Chef Priyanka
This one is for the vegans who still love their lassis. This yogurt drink recipe from Chef Priyanka uses non-dairy coconut yogurt and beetroot juice, which is a great vegetable to give you great skin and keep you refreshed this summer.