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Paan Shake | Paan Drink | Betel Leaves Drink | Betel Leaves Shake

I have already posted a paan icecream and paan chocolate recipe on my blog. Using paan flavor in ice creams and sweets is quite popular back home. What makes it so popular? Betel leaves or paan leaves as we call them in Hindi do not taste great as such, not to me at least. But when we mix these leaves with rose petals, fennel seeds  it results in a refreshing flavor. This combination is often used in mouth freshners just because it’s so refreshing. Lets combine all these and make a Paan Shake.

I tasted paan milkshake for the first time in U.S. I tried to create the same flavor at home and I would say it turned out as good as the one I had the restaurant.

Paan Shake | Paan Drink | Betel Leaves Drink | Betel Leaves Shake

INGREDIENTS :

Serves: 2 glasses

  • 2-3 betel leaves (Paan ke patte)
  • 1 tbsp gulkand (rose
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 4 tsp vanilla ice-cream or whipped cream
  • 2 glasses cold milk

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Take betel leaves and discard the end part of it. Chop it with the help of knife or scissor. Add chopped leaves, gulkand, sugar and 1/4 cup milk.
  2. Grind to make smooth paste. Add rest of the milk and ice cream. Pulse it one more time.
  3. Pour in serving glasses and serve with ice cubes.

NOTES:

  • Two betel leaves are enough for 2 glasses of shake. if you like stronger flavor or taste add one more leaf.
  • Make sure you grind it as fine as possible as kids don’t like to have leaves coming in their mouth.

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