Jil Jil Jigarthanda

  Jigarthanda, a Madurai Famous cool drink.It is very nice and healthy drink to have in summer.There is one shop in madurai famous for this drink, there will be always long queue on that shop.
   In this drink,i used Jelly.You can use Agar Agar or Grass Jelly to get chunky bites while drinking. Specialty of this drink is Nannari Surbath and Thick milk.Nannari Surbath is Known as Indian Sarasaparilla, is a wonder herb,with its natural cooling property. If you can’t get the nannari syrup you can add the Rose syrup also.do chk the guava juice recipe here


600ml Milk
50g jelly Powder

1 cup water
2 tbsp Nannari surbath/Rose syrup
4 Scoops Vanilla Ice cream


  • Boil milk in low flame. Continue boiling so as to reduce the quantity to 300 ml (half of 600 ml).Let it cool and Keep it in fridge for an hour.
  • Mix the Jelly Powder in water and boil it.Once it becomes thick.Transfer it in a vessel.Let it cool and keep it in fridge for few minutes.
  • Fill 1/2 of the glass with this chilled thick milk.
  • Using spoon mash the jelly.Add it in the glass.
  • Mix the jelly and milk well.
  • Add 2 scoops of ice creams in each glass.
  • Add  1 tbsp of Nannari Sarbath/Rose Syrup on top of the ice cream.
  • Adjust the Amount of syrup according to your taste.Since we didn’t add sugar,you can adjust it by adding the more syrup.

Tasty, healthy and jil jil Jigarthanda is ready.

Am sending this Drink for the Fun n Sun Event by Radhika Subramanian.

Have a Nice Day!

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  1. My heart is singing ‘Jil Jil Jil Jil…’dear after seeing this name..ha ha..very funny but a good one…
    we make nannari sharbat at home wid d roots and make milkshakes,lassis out of it..good for the summer..addition of jelly makes it look more appetizing..

  2. Looks fabulous Prema…Wud love to try it:-)
    By the way did u buy the Nanari sarbath here in Singapore?
    Wud love to know where can I get it:-)

  3. OMG. I think only you could manage such lovely cliks. I suck at clicking drinks. Simply awesome. Thanks for sending them my way.

  4. Never tasted this though I wanted to taste it for long time, had no idea abt the recipe,thanks so much for sharing the recipe and you know what? My mom bought me two bottles of this same nannari syrup this time 🙂

  5. Prema, pinniteenga! This is a wonderful, awesome drink – I have heard of nannari sherbet! Nice backgrounder info for the drink – A -class dear 🙂

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