Paan Shots

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Paan Shots is a refreshing drink made using fresh betel leaves, aromatic gulkand (rose jam), and creamy vanilla ice cream. Try my easy recipe here.

Here are a few more Indian desserts that you may like: Rajbhog Shrikhand, Paan Panna Cotta, Chikoo Kheer, and Sitaphal Basundi.

Paan shots served in shot glasses.
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About Paan Shots

Paan Shots is a refreshing mouth freshener drink with flavors of meetha paan.

Inspired by the popular Indian Meetha Pan (Betel Leaves), it is super easy to make and comes together in just 5 minutes.

Serve it as a drink or dessert for festivals or special occasions, or enjoy it on a hot summer day.

Ingredients

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Betel Leaves (Paan Ke Patte) – You can easily get these from the local paanwalas or vegetable markets. Some Indian grocery stores also stock these.

Cardamom Powder gives a very nice flavor to this drink.

Vanilla Ice Cream – Adds creaminess and sweetness to the shots.

To make the recipe vegan, use vegan ice cream.

Gulkand – Gulkand is rose jam. You can find it at any Indian grocery store or online portal like Amazon.

Green Color – It is optional but gives a nice green hue to the drink.

Others – You will also need fennel seeds (saunf) and desiccated coconut (nariyal ka burada).

This drink is served in shot glasses, mostly 50 ml (1.5 oz) in measurement.

How To Make Paan Shots

Remove the thick veins of 7-8 betel leaves using a sharp knife and cut the leaves into small pieces.

Add them to a blender with the following ingredients and blend until smooth.

  • 2 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 2 tablespoon desiccated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • 3 tablespoon gulkand
  • 3-4 drops of green color
  • 5-6 scoops of vanilla ice cream
All the ingredients added to a blender.
Smooth mixture made.

Pass the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer.

Passing the mixture through a strainer.
Strained mixture.

Add some milk if the mixture is too thick for your liking.

Pour into small serving glasses (shot glasses). Garnish with mukhwas and serve immediately.

Ready paan shot garnished with mukhwas.

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Paan Shots is a refreshing drink made using fresh betel leaves, aromatic gulkand (rose jam), and creamy vanilla ice cream. Try my easy recipe here (vegetarian).
5 from 2 votes

Paan Shots Recipe

Paan Shots is a refreshing drink made using fresh betel leaves, aromatic gulkand (rose jam), and creamy vanilla ice cream. Try my easy recipe here.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 7 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients 

  • 7-8 betel leaves (paan)
  • 2 tablespoons fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut (nariyal ka burada)
  • 1 teaspoon green cardamom powder (elaichi powder)
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • 3 tablespoons gulkand (rose jam)
  • 3-4 drops green color (optional)
  • 5-6 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • milk (if required)
  • mukhwas (for garnishing)
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Instructions 

  • Remove the thick veins of betel leaves using a sharp knife and cut the leaves into small pieces.
  • Add them to a blender with fennel seeds, desiccated coconut, cardamom powder, ice cubes, gulkand, green color, and ice cream, and blend until smooth.
  • Pass the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer.
  • Add some milk if the mixture is thick for your liking.
  • Pour into small serving glasses (shot glasses). Garnish with mukhwas and serve immediately.

Video

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Nutrition

Calories: 187kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 50mg, Potassium: 157mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 234IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 97mg, Iron: 1mg
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