Do you remember milk and Pepsi, the two lovable cartoon characters? Milk was one of our all-time favorite drinks. The funny thing was that milk and Pepsi lived in different parts of the country. I’ll give you one guess which beverage came first – the chocolate drink or the American delicacy?
What’s funny about milk and Pepsi is that they are representative of two of the most popular soft drinks in the world. One of them started in Pakistan and spread like wild fire to the rest of the world. Pepsi is a variation on donuts that was developed in America. It is sweetened with doodh soda, which is made in Punjab and also known as powdered milk. It is not too different from regular milk in taste.
In America, doodh soda was unknown. Then one day, a man from Los Angeles noticed that milk was enjoying a low rate in the markets. He decided to test the taste of doodh soda. It was a hit! People loved the drink and local bakeries started selling it in the markets.
The success of doodh soda led major manufacturers to make good soda their own and sell it under several names such as 7Up, Banta Soda, Dooby Drinks and more. However, doodh soda isn’t just a food product. You can use it to make doodh tikka masala and other traditional beverages.
If you want to get rid of milk and Pepi for the rest of your life, then you can use good soda. First of all, you need to have a quality bottle made of glass with tight-fitting lids. Make sure that the lid is tightly sealed so that the contents do not seep out. You can get these bottles at milk shops and groceries. Alternatively, you can buy doodh tikka masala, milk and Pepi mixes online.
For those who live in Punjab, the most famous drink is good 7-up. Although many people don’t associate milk and soda water together, the two are inseparable. Doodh 7-up or milk and soda water is a refreshing beverage, which helps in easing stomach cramps and reliving coughs. It is also widely used in winters as an energy drink. To make good 7-up, all you need is a boda, a cup of soda water, sugar, baking powder, cardamom, cinnamon, and fennel seeds.
To make a delicious cup of soda water, boil two teaspoons of milk, one teaspoon of soda ash, and a pinch of salt in a kettle. Let the milk and soda mixture boil for approximately twenty minutes. After boiling, strain and discard the solids. You can add fresh lime juice and sugar to the remaining liquid to improve its taste. Dissolve the fenugreek seeds in the milk and add at the last few boiling minutes to keep the taste of the soda water.
To enjoy this refreshing drink, try it with some chutney, rice, or jeera chips. Before drinking, switch on your air-conditioner and keep an eye on your weight by logging your daily calorie intake. If milk and soda make you fat, then you should try other healthy options like coconut milk and banana. In addition to milk and soda water, you can also try different kinds of milk and juices like almond, yoghurt, and sunflower milk.
To make it even better, you can sprinkle some coriander leaves on the glass of milk. Drink it hot with some tea or coffee. Before using up the soda water, make sure it is cold. Using warm milk and soda water is not recommended because it will make the taste of the soda bitter. You can always drink it cold or reheat it as per your preference.
Do not miss out on sampling milk and soda while traveling. It is not only refreshing when it is cold but it is healthy too. Try getting a travel mug with a built-in water dispenser so that you don’t have to carry bottles of water around.
Lastly, try the different varieties of milk and soda to savor its distinctive taste. You may find milk and soda in any supermarket but it would be better to try those that are made from natural ingredients. These will help you get a refreshing drink that is not loaded with calories. With different flavors and brands to choose from, you can surely find the one that will quench your thirst and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time.