Beat the summer heat with these easy-to-make, refreshing Arab drinks.
6 Middle Eastern drinks to cool off this summer
Laban Ayran is a yogurt based savory drink. It is made up of yogurt, water and salt. If you want to spice up the drink, use sparkling instead of still water.
The starchy milk drink, popular in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, can be served white or dyed red. It is prepared by lightly fermenting brown bread, then mixing it with coconut powder, milk and sugar.
This tamarind-based juice is prepared by breaking open a tamarind fruit and soaking it in water, followed by sifting it. It has a sour taste and is usually sweetened with sugar and served ice cold.
Rumman, the Arabic word for pomegranate, is popular in the Levant region. Besides being rich in health benefits, the cold drink is easy to make.
Fresh ginger juice is a great immunity booster. You can top off the summer drink with mint and zaatar for some extra flavor.
Bored of strawberry and banana milkshakes? Try a date drink for a sweet, moreish treat.