What is it? Well a very tasty and refreshing concoction - rather gloopy - of milk, almond gum, sasparilla, sugar and ice cream. You can get it at roadside kiosks and in the more traditional eating places for between 30 and 50 rupees. It reminded me a touch of horchata, the chilled Spanish 'almond milk shake'-like drink. But the Madurai mixture is altogether better.
You want the recipe? Here goes - courtesy of this website:
As you can see, it's not exactly slimming - but if you want a cool heart on a hot day, then you can't beat a Madurai jigarthanda!
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