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Buttermilk Cooler

Yield Makes 8 cups; 6 servings
Notes: Buy rosewater at Indian and Middle Eastern markets or at liquor stores.

Ingredients

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.