6 Awesome Drinks For Monsoons

“When life gives you rainy days, wear cute rain boots and jump in the puddles.” – UnknownTop post on IndiBlogger, the biggest community of Indian Bloggers

Finally, Friday marked the beginning of monsoons giving rest to the blazing sun and rising mercury. It was indeed welcome with the constant pitter-patter against the window, wind and not to forget the petrichor. These little things are enough to make a person happy and dance out with joy. Each one of us welcomed the rains in our own way and so did my daughter. On returning from school she was very happy to see the downpour. She made sure to jump across all the muddy puddles she saw.

However, amid this joy, she fell ill on Friday evening. The last two days … I know it was the weekend … but yes they were not too good for her and me. We had a runny nose and a sore throat. The most common illness of monsoon. Since it was the weekend, I didn’t want her to limit the fun element to her room. So I looked up and down, left and right in all the kitchen cabinets to churn out some soothing drinks to mark the beginning of monsoons.

Though monsoons are fun, one must take little effort into what to eat and drink since we can easily fall prey to cough, cold and flu. Rather than fretting on being house arrested, here is a peek into some of the most awesome and lip-smacking drinks. These are not only comforting but also come with hidden nutrients which help to boost immunity.

Some of our favourites are:

1. Turmeric Latte: Tough it has got a fancy name now we always knew it as ‘haldi doodh’. Well, getting a fancy name does not change the wonders this drink can cause. None the less it also has cousins in the form of turmeric chai latte, turmeric cappuccino, turmeric iced tea and turmeric fudge. Wish we were also as faithful to the good old ‘haldi’ like the others. Also known as the Golden Milk it is really easy to make. When I make it for my daughter, I simply boil the milk and add 1 tsp of turmeric along with honey for her. But when I make it for someone else, I like to add a dash of ginger, cinnamon and black pepper. Let me know how you prefer to have the turmeric latte.

Did you know: Turmeric is a rich source of antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial extracts. Click To Tweet

2. Hot Chocolate: Also known as cocoa or drinking chocolate and in Nigeria, addressed as ‘Chocolate Tea’. This is a hot drink and very easy to make. In the ancient days, this drink was used mostly by doctors to treat people against some diseases. However, now this is quite a famous drink and is loved worldwide. Since children never say no to chocolate it is indeed the best way to say goodbyes to the weather blues. One can also experiment with this drink by adding cinnamon, peanut butter, hazelnut spread or a dash of peppermint extract.

Did you know: Cocoa is rich in the antioxidant, catechins which help to boost the immune system. Click To Tweet

3. Cream of Mushroom Soup: I have loved this soup ever since I was a kid. I used to love the delectable lingering taste which the soup left. So when my daughter started eating I learnt its recipe from my mom. This is a rather easy recipe with minimum ingredients and not to forget hassle free. Also, it just takes a few minutes to give you the most satisfying bowl of goodness. All you need is a handful of mushrooms, garlic, some herbs and cream. If you are not too fond of cream, you can skip it as well.

Did you know: Mushrooms are loaded with antioxidants and vitamin D which help to build immunity. Click To Tweet

4. Masala Milk: This drink is again very famous in India. You can have it hot when you want to drive away from the blues or cold when you want to beat the heat. It is a very healthy and nutritious drink … though do keep a check on your weight! It is very good for children as it is loaded with the goodness of minerals and vitamins which come from the dry fruits used to make this drink. It is always good to keep a ground mixture of almonds, cashews and pistachios in stock. When you wish to have this drink … just add the dry fruit mixture to boiled milk along with sugar, few strands of saffron, nutmeg and cardamom powder.

Did you know: Almonds are low in fat but packed with many nutrients which are very beneficial Click To Tweet

5. Carom and Fennel Potion: As per Ayurveda, fennel aids in the digestive strength and carom seeds contain phytochemicals which are useful against stomach infections and other rainy season problems. It is very simple to make this drink. Just add a teaspoon of carom and fennel seeds to boiling water. Once simmered well add honey and drink it after your meals.

Did you know: Carom seeds prevent coughing and improve the airflow to the lungs Click To Tweet

6. Water: While you make most of the monsoons with these amazing drinks, don’t forget water. It is quite obvious that we skip water since there is a lot of water everywhere. Children, as well as adults,  don’t, feel thirsty and easily give a miss to this drink. A good way to maintain the water levels is to sip warm water with lemon and honey or the regular and an all-time favourite lemonade.

Keeping hydrated is the key to well being and a happy health Click To Tweet

As long as you have your nutrition chalked out you really don’t need to worry about children falling ill. So don’t just sit at home, grab some hot drink and go out and jump in the muddy puddles with your children. Make the most of monsoon while they are here to stay!

This blog is a part of a #BirthdayBlogTrain hosted by Gunjan Upadhyay from ‘Tuggu n Mommy’ and Neha Sharma from Growing with Nemit’. I would like to thank Ankita from ‘Lifestyle of a Professional’ for introducing me to this blog train and would further like to introduce Judy from ‘The Other Brain Inc.’ to share her take on the prompts.

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Well, about me I can say that I am a certified dentist, healthcare analyst, medical writer and above all a mother of a 6-year-old. Most of my day to day activities revolve around her and she is my inspiration to start this blog. As a mother, I experimented with a lot of new things for my little one in a quest to find the best for her. I just want to share my experiences of being a happy and content mum.

52 Comments

  1. July 2, 2019
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    Yummm…with Houston summer, I can only imagine myself having these yummy drinks and enjoying rain. My favorite is Hot Chocolate and Masala Milk. Infact in winters, hot chocolate is my substitute for Tea.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 2, 2019
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      Yes, I also love hot chocolate!

  2. Very interesting and informative post. Masala milk and turmeric milk are common at my home but will try others too. Thanks for the list.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 2, 2019
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      Thanks, Amarjeet, Turmeric milk and masala milk are very common in Indian homes

  3. July 2, 2019
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    Wow! Staying Hydrated would be fun with these cool summer drinks:)
    Loved reading your post ❤️

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 2, 2019
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      Thanks, Aditi!

  4. July 2, 2019
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    We are now eagerly waiting for the monsoon to arrive in North India and indulge in some lip-smacking monsoon special snacks and hot drinks. My favorite is turmeric milk with ginger and black pepper and I boil the milk a little extra to make it thick. And, hot chocolate is a favorite of my son and husband, Great post, Shubhra! I hope you and your daughter are doing well now.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 2, 2019
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      The monsoons do offer some lip smacking foods and drinks. These are a treat on their own. Thanks Neha we are much better now!

  5. July 2, 2019
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    I really enjoyed reading your little tidbits about each drink. Of them all, hot chocolate is definitely my favourite! It was a staple drink for me, when I lived in London as a student, where it constantly rained!

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 2, 2019
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      Thanks, Noor, Here in Pune also it rains a lot so these drinks are really handy to wash down the monsoon blues.

  6. July 2, 2019
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    These are some yummy options for monsoon drinks. Would like to try Turmeric Latte.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 2, 2019
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      Thank you. Turmeric latte is none other than our very own haldi doodh

  7. July 2, 2019
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    Lovely ideas!! They are not only yummy but healthy too and will keep the kids hydrated in monsoons!!! I would love to sip some hot chocolate and enjoy the rain!!! Lovely post Shubhra!!

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 2, 2019
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      Thanks, Arushi. Monsoons can bring a child down so it is best to take care of their nutrition so that they can have unlimited fun.

  8. July 2, 2019
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    Yum yum, i think i make most if these in rains n winters n like u mentioned shubhra, these traditional recipes have great health benefits too. Enjoyed reading it…

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 2, 2019
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      Thanks, Kushal. Yes, indeed these are loaded with health benefits.

  9. July 2, 2019
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    Wow its an informative & hydrating yummy post for monsoons. Haldi doodh aka turmeric latte is a daily routine in my home. Will surely make masala milk & potion they really are amazing. I give my kids boiled water in this season as monsoons surely need extra care. Time for hot chocolate…

  10. Shubhra Rastogi
    July 2, 2019
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    Thanks, Pragun.

  11. Swathi
    July 2, 2019
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    wow , so many new drink recipe for me . Among these I know turmeric latte , hot chocolate , masala milk , and masala milk is my favourite . Waiting to have them and waiting for rains

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 3, 2019
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      Yes, the monsoon makes them even more delicious. Thanks for visiting by!

  12. July 2, 2019
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    Turmeric Latter and Hot chocolate are my personal fav drinks.. But i would like to try the carom and fennel drink.. I am sure it has its nitritional value and can be a great substiute

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 3, 2019
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      Yes, carom and fennel is also a wonderful drink. It soothes a sore throat.

  13. July 3, 2019
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    Turmeric milk and masala milk is a regular in my household. With monsoon I like soups and I agree with your points here.
    I like your take on the prompt Shubhra, enjoyed reading it.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 3, 2019
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      Thank you so much Pragnya … Thanks for reading

  14. July 3, 2019
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    Wow great informative post and I really liked the list of this awesome monsoon drinks. My girls love chocolate milk and masala milk is my favourite. Will try other options too suggested by you. #birthdayblogtrain

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 3, 2019
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      Thanks, Surbhi. Glad you liked it.

  15. These are some awesome drinks for monsoon. My favourite is turmeric latter and cream.of mushroom soup. I will try the rest this time.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 3, 2019
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      Sure, Sindhu. you must definitely give a try to the others as well

  16. July 3, 2019
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    I have a lots of memory with Turmeric milk

    Once i hated it much
    But all other drinks are yummy healthy and essential

    I love hot chocolate very much

    A craving post

    Welldone

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 3, 2019
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      Thanks Anurag

  17. July 3, 2019
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    wow! thats such a yummy take on the prompts. I just cant live without my masala chai or hot chocolate during monsoons and can we give the roasted corn a miss?? I cant! 😉

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 8, 2019
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      Thanks, Gunjan!

  18. July 4, 2019
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    Hot chocolate is my all time favourite for winter and monsoon. A nice creamy soup would be perfect too! And of course good old chai in any season 😀

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 8, 2019
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      I love the hot chocolate and not coffee 🙂

  19. July 7, 2019
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    People usually avoid drinks in Monsoon for the fear of getting sick. These are good options to try out. Nice list. My fav is the last one 😀

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 8, 2019
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      Water should indeed be everyone’s favourite 🙂

  20. July 7, 2019
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    Turmeric milk and hot chocolate are my go to drinks in rain for healthy food options. These are very useful tips.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 8, 2019
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      Thanks, Disha

  21. July 9, 2019
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    These are such wonderful option. I love to experiment with teas in monsoon also as the season gives you reasons to enjoy them. The best one is Tulsi tea. It helps in keeping monsoon bugs away and tastes divine.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 9, 2019
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      Agree Shilpa, Tulsi tea is loaded with goodness.

  22. July 9, 2019
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    Thanks for such a informative post. Turmeric latte i use to make for my son during monsoon

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 21, 2019
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      Thanks!!

  23. July 12, 2019
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    Wow.. staying hydrated during monsoon is very necessary .. Masala milk sounds interesting..

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 21, 2019
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      Thanks for reading

  24. Judy
    July 15, 2019
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    Without a doubt my fav drinks in rains are hot chocolate and masala chai.. 😉

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 21, 2019
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      I love my hot cup of coffee 🙂

  25. July 15, 2019
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    WOnderful drinks and most tempting is hot chocolate. My son also loved that one

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 21, 2019
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      It is my daughter’s favourite as well 🙂

  26. July 15, 2019
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    Wow that’s awesome list, I specifically loved having tea, coffee and turmeric one. That’s nice take on prompt

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 21, 2019
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      Thanks Neha

  27. Ghazala Naseem
    July 16, 2019
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    Nice list , Hot chocolate is everyone favourite.
    I also tried Turmeric Latte , it’s also good 🙂

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      July 21, 2019
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      Thanks, Ghazala

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