Buttermilk Cooler

Notes: Buy rosewater at Indian and Middle Eastern markets or at liquor stores.


Makes 8 cups; 6 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 139
Caloriesfromfat 14 %
Protein 8.1 g
Fat 2.2 g
Satfat 1.3 g
Carbohydrate 22 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Sodium 257 mg
Cholesterol 9.8 mg


6 cups low-fat buttermilk
4 cardamom pods, hulled
2 teaspoons rosewater (optional)
2 cups ice cubes
5 to 7 tablespoons sugar
Mint sprigs or thin lime slices


1. In a blender, combine 3 cups buttermilk, cardamom seed, rosewater, and ice. Whirl until ice is finely crushed; pour into a pitcher.

2. Stir in remaining buttermilk, 1 1/3 cups water, and sugar and salt to taste.

3. Pour into glasses and garnish with mint sprigs.

Laxmi Hiremath,


July 1997
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