Place of originIndia
Region or stateTamil Nadu
Serving temperatureCold
Main ingredientsMilk, sugar, almond

Jigarthanda is a cold beverage from the South Indian city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu, India.[1] Originally introduced by Rowther Muslims. It translates to "cool heart" ("jigar" means "Heart" in Persian, "thanda" means "cold") in English, implying that the drink’s cooling effect will be felt right down to one’s Heart. It is generally prepared and served at roadside stalls as a refreshment during the Indian summer. The basic ingredients include milk, almond gum, sarsaparilla root syrup, sugar and ice cream.[2]

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  1. ^ "In search of Madurai Jigarthanda". The Hindu. 15 September 2012. Archived from the original on 16 October 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  2. ^ "The legend of Jil Jil Jigarthanda". The Indian Express. 23 April 2016. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.