Due to the sharp taste and their refreshing flavour lemons are mostly added in every dishes and drinks in summer. Here we present 6 recipes for you that can make your summer more refreshing.
Lemon is one of the vital ingredients that should be always kept in stock. This citrus fruit contains a lot of vitamin C, which is very essential for keeping one’s immune system robust and function properly. The special taste of the lemon comes from the citric acid present in the lemon juice making its juice acidic in nature. Lemon covers over a large range of food recipes from chicken curry to dal or from salads to desserts. This is preferred largely for meats and chickens and many of times for meat stuffing.
Lemon brings a lot more to the metaphorical culinary table along with taste. This allows the wide and endless use of lemon in different aspects such as pickles, juices, teas, custards, puddings, drinks both alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic and many more.
Lemons are reached in very much of numerous phytochemicals which are beneficial compounds produced by plants. Juice of lemon is rich in vitamins and minerals and lacks in calories and sugar. Calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium are other ingredients that are available in lemon juice apart from vitamin C. lemon juices also improves heart health along with the skin health and help to prevent anaemia. Lemons are also prescribed for prevention of kidney stones and for improving digestive health due to the presence of pectin fibre in them they help to shed weight also.
Here are some of the recipes that are easy to prepare and can make your summer days refreshing.
1. Mint Kiwi Lemonade.
Prepared with the cooling herb mint along with the goodness of the tropical fruit kiwki this lemonade is best for a summer party or soirees. It is easy to prepare and has a delicious and unique flavour.
- 6 kiwis.
- 4 lemons.
- 2 cups of water.
- 2/3 cup sugar.
- 8 sprigs fresh mint.
- Sparkling water.
2. White chocolate and lemon sorbet.
A best way to enjoy summer with fruits are Sorbets. They are all natural and contains all the goodness of the fruit and has a good cooling instantly. This recipe is mostly loved by kids in the summer.
- 125gm white chocolate.
- 2 lemons.
- 400ml cold milk.
- Sprigs mint leaves finely chopped.
3. Lemon pudding.
This a classic combination of sweet and sour that hit among everyone. The dessert is prepared with milk and eggs and is flavoured with lemon juice and lemon zest. Serve this dessert cold at your dinner and you will grab the attention.
- 4 eggs.
- 5 tbsp lemon juice.
- 1 tbsp lemon zest.
- 30 gms butter.
- 300 gms castor sugar.
- 4 tbsp plain flour or Maida.
- ½ tbsp salt.
- A pinch of ground cinnamon.
- 350 ml milk.
4. Classic lemon sorbet.
This can act like a great palate cleanser or may be enjoyed as a good dessert, along with sweetened whipped cream. This is very easy to make but a sure shot way to get refreshed and feel hydrated.
- 1 ¾ cups of water.
- 2 cups sugar.
- 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice.
- 1 to 2 tbsp freshly grated lemon zest.
5. Lemon souffle.
This is a classic French dessert. This is a light and airy delight prepared by combining egg yolks with beaten egg whites. The lemon adds a punch of summery freshness to the dessert.
- ½ cup plus 2 tbsp. granulated sugar.
- ½ cup milk.
- 1 tbsp grated lemon zest.
- 3 large eggs separated and divided.
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour.
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice.
- 1/8 teaspoon salt.
- 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar.
6. Ginger Litchi Lemonade.
Ginger and litchi might not look compatible with each other but mixing these two comes up with a very awesome taste. This is a healthy and nutritious drink that is very effective for summer and act as a god summer cooler.
- ½ cup ginger.
- ½ cup fresh lemon juice.
- Ice cubes.
- 1 glass litchi juice.
- 1 cup grapes.
- ½ cup chia seeds.
- Mint leaves.
- A pinch of salt.
These recipes can make your summer smoothing and feel you hydrated.