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

How to Make It

Step 1
1

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

Step 2
2

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

Step 3
3

Pour into glasses and garnish with mint sprigs.

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

Directions

Step 1
1

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

Step 2
2

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

Step 3
3

Pour into glasses and garnish with mint sprigs.

Buttermilk Cooler