Jigarthanda, a unique Madurai cool drink is very nice and healthy to have in summer.
Milk: 600 ml
Almond pisin (Badam pisin): 3 tbsp
Rose syrub: 2 tbsp (or nannari syrup 60 ml)
Ice cream: 1 small size
Method of preparation:
Soak badam pisin in water for about eight hours to convert it from gum form into enlarged jelly form.
Boil milk in low flame. Continue boiling so as to reduce the quantity to 300 ml (half of 600 ml).
Allow for cooling and keep it in refrigerator.
Fill half of a glass tumbler with this chilled milk. Add soaked badam pisin, rose / nannari syrup and ice cream.
Tasty, healthy and cool Jigarthanda is ready.
Nannari is a natural coolant. It is called sarsaparilla.
Edible alga / algae (Kadal pasi) can also be used instead of badam pisin.