5 Ways to Drink Buttermilk for a Delicious Taste

The ways to enjoy buttermilk are endless, meaning there is something for everyone. Here are five ways for a delicious taste.

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Buttermilk is a probiotic drink that is commonly enjoyed in India.

It is very popular during the summer, with many people enjoying this drink in different ways.

Buttermilk, or chaas, is a go-to drink in many Indian households as it is easy to make.

The great thing about this drink is that there are many ways to enjoy it, whether it be plain, spiced or flavoured.

With a diverse range of ways to drink buttermilk, here are five recipes.

Buttermilk with Mint

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This is a simple recipe with hardly any ingredients.

Buttermilk is combined with lemon and salt. This gives the drink a subtle sour taste.

The inclusion of mint provides a refreshing finish to this beverage.

Ingredients

  • 1 sprig mint
  • ½ Lemon
  • Sea Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 ounces buttermilk
  • ¾ cup water (chilled)
  • Ice cubes

Method

  1. Rinse the mint, shake dry and pluck the leaves.
  2. Squeeze the lemon juice onto a plate and use it to wet the rim of a glass.
  3. Place the salt on a plate and dip the rim of the glass in salt to coat.
  4. Combine the remaining lemon juice and a pinch of sea salt in the glass and season with pepper.
  5. Blend the buttermilk and water then pour into the glass. Crush the ice cubes and add to the glass.
  6. Garnish with mint and serve.

Mango Lassi

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Mango lassi is a common way to drink buttermilk, especially when mangoes are in season.

This drink offers a sweet and refreshing taste in every sip.

Ingredients

  • 2 Mangoes, or 300ml mango pulp
  • 280ml buttermilk
  • 10 Ice cubes
  • 300ml milk
  • 2 tbsp plain yoghurt
  • 2 tsp caster sugar

Method

  1. When using whole mangoes, remove the skin and the stone.
  2. Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend for two minutes, or until smooth.
  3. Pour into a tall glass and serve.

Spicy Tomato

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This is a unique buttermilk recipe that offers a variety of flavours.

The creaminess of the buttermilk is intertwined with tomato and chillies, offering hints of sweetness and spiciness.

It is an ideal drink to have for breakfast.

Ingredients

  • ½ red chilli pepper
  • 3 sprigs of basil
  • 10 ounces buttermilk
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • ½ Lemon
  • ¾ cup tomato juice

Method

  1. Wash the chilli pepper then pat dry and cut into half. Remove the seeds and finely chop.
  2. Wash the basil, dry and remove the leaves. Leave some for garnishing but chop the rest.
  3. In a bowl, mix the chilli and basil with olive oil. Whisk in the buttermilk and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour into two glass and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  5. Squeeze the lemon and add a tablespoon to the tomato juice. Season.
  6. Remove the glasses from the fridge and slowly pour in the tomato juice down the back of a spoon. Garnish with basil and serve.

Blackcurrant Smoothie

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A blackcurrant smoothie is a healthy buttermilk option to go for as it is packed with nutrients.

Blackcurrants are high in Vitamin C. It is also high in minerals like calcium, iron and magnesium.

A great option to have for breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 300g blackcurrants
  • 500ml buttermilk
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Lemon balm leaves

Method

  1. Wash the blackcurrants then place into a blender. Strain using a sieve.
  2. Blend the blackcurrant puree with buttermilk, lemon juice, honey and vanilla extract.
  3. Once done, pour into cold glasses and garnish with lemon balm leaves.

Strawberry & Ginger

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This buttermilk recipe offers a balance of warmth and cold.

The buttermilk is chilled and has strawberries for a summery vibe, but the inclusion of ginger adds a hint of warmth.

Ingredients

  • 250ml buttermilk (at room temperature)
  • 1 Banana
  • A handful of strawberries
  • A slice of ginger, peeled

Method

  1. Slice the banana and dice the ginger into small pieces.
  2. Place the banana and buttermilk into a blender. Add the strawberries and ginger.
  3. Blend until smooth then place into the fridge for 20 minutes.
  4. Pour into a tall glass and serve.

These recipes prove that there are numerous ways to enjoy buttermilk whatever the occasion.

So whatever your taste preference is, try them out and enjoy.

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”