Jigarthanda is a cold drink from the South Indian city of Madurai. It is made with milk, almond pisin (gum derived from the bark of sweet almond tree), khoya, sarsaparilla root syrup (nannari sarbat syrup), basundi and milk ice cream.
Jigarthanda literally translates to ‘heart cold’ meaning something that cools the heart during the hot summer months. The ingredients used in Jigarthanda have a cooling effect on the body. Although, this beverage originated in Madurai, it is heavily influenced by the North Indian Falooda.
The creamy, luscious Jigarthanda is a truly cooling and refreshing drink.